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Is Ross Stores Inc.(NASDAQ: ROST), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 07/09/1986. Ross Stores Inc. is in the Apparel Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for Ross Stores Inc., is 2899.03, and so far today it has a volume of 2866800. Performance year to date since the 07/09/1986 is 8.43%.

To help you determine whether Ross Stores Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 22.74 and forward P/E is 19.21. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ross Stores Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.98. P/S ratio is 1.9 and the P/B ratio is 9.04. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 25.21 and 27.24 respectively.

At the current price Ross Stores Inc. is trading at, 58.06 (-0.22% today), Ross Stores Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.93%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 18.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.55, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.67% after growing 13.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 6.20%, and 5.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 395.8, and the number of shares float is 390.74. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.60%, and institutional ownership is at 91.00%. The float short is 2.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.89. Management has seen a return on assets of 20.90%, and also a return on investment of 36.00%.

The ability for Ross Stores Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 0.16 and total debt/equity is 0.16. In terms of margins, Ross Stores Inc. has a gross margin of 28.20%, with its operating margin at 13.60%, and Ross Stores Inc. has a profit margin of 8.50%.

The 52 week high is -2.47%, with 34.51% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.74% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.09%.

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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