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Searching For Real Value In Market Debris At Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST)

After Hours

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. After-hours trades for Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.40, or -0.36%, to $112.00. The Ross Stores Inc. has recorded 50,173 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted ROSS STORES OPENS 19 NEW LOCATIONS.

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Stocks Info

As a NASDAQ listed company, ROST falls under the Consumer Cyclical sector while operating within the Apparel Retail industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $112.40 and fluctuated between $113.57 as its day high and $111.75 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Ross Stores Inc. is $38.22B. A total of 2.36 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.25M shares.

Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, ROST has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 21 BUYs and 13 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 259,740 shares during that period but sold 110,497.

In the most recent transaction, BUSH MICHAEL J sold 1,000 shares of ROST for 81.46 per share on Jun 08. After the transaction, the Director now owns 34,496 company shares.


Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Ross Stores Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.34, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.19%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 25.64. ROST’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/13/2023 when it declared a $0.3350 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/31/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/30/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 12/5/2022. The ROST stock dividend was $0.31 per share in cash.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for ROST in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $124.10 with high estimates of $139.00 and low estimates of $105.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, ROST has a high of $122.44 and a low of $69.24.

As of this writing, ROST has an earnings estimate of $1.22 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 19 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.27 per share and a lower estimate of $1.16. The company reported an EPS of $1.11 in the last quarter, which was 12.10% higher than expectations of $0.99.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 23 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for ROST is Sell with a score of 4.53. A total of 12 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 3 rated it as Overweight while 8 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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