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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Ross Stores Inc., ROST

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 23031.54. Since its IPO date on the 7/9/1986, Ross Stores Inc., ROST performance year to date is 8.67%. Today Ross Stores Inc., ROST has gained 0.53%, with a current price of 58.5.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 91.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 18.90%. Return of assets are at 20.90%, with return on investment at 36.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Ross Stores Inc., ROST is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.16. While Total debt/equity is 0.16. With a profit margin of 8.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 28.20%, and operating margin of 13.60%. Ross Stores Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 0.6.

For the last year Ross Stores Inc., ROST has seen a EPS growth of 13.50%. A performance for the year of 16.75%. The 52-week high is -1.73%, and the 52-week low is 35.53%. The average volume for Ross Stores Inc., ROST is 550.

With a target price of 60.02, 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 22.79 and a forward P/E of 19.25. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.99. Ross Stores Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.9 and 9.06 respectively. For P/cash, Ross Stores Inc. has a value of 25.26, while it is 27.3 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 58.5, Ross Stores Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.93%. We see a return on equity of 42.00%.

Looking more long-term Ross Stores Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.47%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.67% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 13.50% for this year and for the last five years a 16.80% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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