Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) – The Long Game That Investors Are Missing

    FASSIO JAMES S, President, Chief Dev. Officer, subtracted 60,000 shares of Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) from its portfolio at the rate of $103.38 per share valuing $6,202,800 on Jun 19. The insider left behind 315,736 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) was $102.90. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $103.31, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $103.72. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $102.43 and a 2nd Support Level at $101.96. Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) stock has gained $2.90, or 2.90%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $4.43, or 4.50%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $5.27, or 5.40%. This year-to-date, Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) shares have gained $19.70, or 23.68%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) stock, 80% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 75% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

    With 364,696 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $37,421,460K. Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) generates $14,984 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,587 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 21.40%, a 3-Year Total Return of 76.83%, and a 5-year Total Return of 225.07%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 164.71%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.255 per share on 06/10/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 0.99%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.02.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Apr-19, Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) reported earnings of $1.15 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.12 per share, representing a 0.03 difference and 2.67% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Jan-19, the reported earnings of $1.13 represented a 0 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.13 per share, which was a 0.03% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 07/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.12 per share. This estimate came from a total of 12 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.14 and the low estimate was $1.11. In the year-ago quarter, Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) generated per-share earnings of $1.04. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +7.69% .

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 7 purchases (11,480 shares in total) and 6 sale (191,049 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 24 insider buys amounting to 406,144 shares and 34 insider sales amounting to 600,477 shares. In the past full year, 26 insider purchases were made (involving 406,280 shares) and 40 insider sell-offs equivalent to 632,130 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) has a Current Ratio of 1.69, a Quick Ratio of 0.82 and a Cash Ratio of 0.71. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 9.45, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 8.64, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 5.01. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 9.45 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 8.64.