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Morning Top Movers: Ross Stores, Inc., (ROST)

Friday February 24th 2017: Ross Stores, Inc., ROST is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Apparel Stores in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Ross Stores, Inc., ROST  has a market cap of 21.18 B. Since its IPO date on the 07/09/1986, Ross Stores, Inc., ROST performance year to date is -16.52%. Today Ross Stores, Inc., ROST has gained 0.62%, with a current price of 54.76.

Ownership of the company is 0.70% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 92.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 19.20%. Return of assets are at 21.50%, with return on investment at 36.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Ross Stores, Inc., ROST is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.14. While Total debt/equity is 0.14. With a profit margin of 8.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 28.70%, and operating margin of 14.00%. Ross Stores, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Ross Stores, Inc., ROST has seen a EPS growth of 12.70%. A performance for the year of -5.62%. The 52-week high is -21.56%, and the 52-week low is 1.61%. The average volume for Ross Stores, Inc., ROST is 5736567.

With a target price of 72.05, can Ross Stores, Inc., ROST reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Ross Stores, Inc., ROST. Ross Stores, Inc. has a P/E of 18.72 and a forward P/E of 15.96. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.82. Ross Stores, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.62 and 7.62 respectively. For P/cash, Ross Stores, Inc. has a value of 17.02, while it is 19.37 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 54.76, Ross Stores, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.17%. We see a return on equity of 42.60%.

Looking more long-term Ross Stores, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.27%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.51% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 12.70% for this year and for the last five years a 14.60% growth has been seen.

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