How Analysts Feel About Ross Stores Inc. (ROST)?

As of Friday close, Ross Stores Inc.’s (NASDAQ:ROST) stock was up $2.94, moving up 3.30 percent to $92.06. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,585,100 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$4.18 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,899,110, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,849,358.

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Since last month, ROST stock retreated -10.56%. Shares of the company fell to $86.96 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $131.23 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $84.44. Since the beginning of this year, ROST’s stock price has dropped by -19.44% or -$22.22, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -29.85% since its 52-week high.

Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) last reported insider trading activity 316 days ago on Jul 02. KOBAYASHI MICHAEL K, the President, Ops. & Technology of the company, disposed of 63 shares for $125.13 on Jul 02. It resulted in a $7,883 divestment by the insider. BALMUTH MICHAEL sold 49,377 shares at an average price of $126.03 on May 28. The insider now owns 768 shares following the transaction.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) has a P/E ratio of about 18.92. The stock’s beta is 0.92. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.77, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 7.92, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 43.27 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.31 per share was paid out, which is 8.77% more than last year’s $0.2850. On Tuesday March 1 2022, a $0.0250 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended January 30, Ross Stores Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.20, while its current ratio was 1.80, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending January 30 was 0.60, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.60. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 27.50% percent. In the year ended January 30, operating margins totaled 12.30%. Based on annual data, ROST earned $5.21 billion in gross profit and brought in $18.92 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 27.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 44.20%.

In Ross Stores Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for January 30, it reported total debt of $2.45 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. While analysts expected Ross Stores Inc. to report $0.97 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.04 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 7.20%. During the quarter, the company generated $589.67 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Ross Stores Inc. were 9.58 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended January 30, and its total debt was $5.62 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $350.89 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Ross Stores Inc.’s (ROST) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 44.74%, the RSI 9-day stood at 39.72% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Ross Stores Inc. price is down by -4.34% percent or -$4.18. At present, ROST shares trade -10.69% below its 20-day simple moving average and -13.04% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -1.57% below its SMA50 and -24.90% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 13.43% and Stochastic coefficient D was 7.96%, while ATR was 3.76. Given the Stochastic reading of 27.97% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 42.09%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -5.05, while the 14-day reading stands at -7.62.

Analyst Ratings

Bernstein launched its rating on Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) to an Outperform in a note to investors on March 15, 2022. Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, ROST is a sell, and 10 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 3 analysts rate Ross Stores Inc. stock as buy, with 11 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $119.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $90.00 – $145.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) will achieve an average price target of $117.22.


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