Ross Stores (ROST) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, AlphaOne Reports

Marco Green
May 27, 2017

(ROST) is a good investment, however if the market is weaker then it could suggest that the shares are undervalued. Schwab Charles Investment has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Ross Stores, Inc. The SI to Ross Stores Incorporated's float is 2.22%. About 1 shares traded. About shares traded. Ross Stores, Inc. It has underperformed by 4.67% the S&P500. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Wednesday, April 19 report. Insiders have sold 192,294 shares of company stock worth $12,793,360 over the last three months. The overall volume in the last trading session was 3.02 million shares, versus the average volume of 2.86 million shares. Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) has risen 5.44% since May 24, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.91% the S&P500. Finally, Decatur Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in Ross Stores by 0.6% in the third quarter. The stock appeared -2.77% below its 52-week highs and is up 1.61% for the last five trades. Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHF) was raised too. Earnings, with 24 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.77. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.71. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.02.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.12, from 1.47 in 2016Q3.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Oakbrook Invs Lc reported 33,350 shares stake. Burney accumulated 133,804 shares. 25,860 were reported by Fort Washington Investment Advsrs Oh. (NYSE:OGE). Community Financial Bank Na holds 7,000 shares. Herndon, Georgia-based fund reported 126,843 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Limited reported 30,539 shares. 256,608 were reported by Neville Rodie And Shaw. 129,557 are owned by Nomura Asset Mngmt Communication Limited. Bankshares accumulated 0.01% or 28,797 shares. Moreover, D E Shaw Company has 0.01% invested in Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc (NYSE:BXMT).

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 1.78. (NASDAQ:ROST) rating on Friday, November 18. (NASDAQ:ROST) on Friday, April 7 with "Hold" rating. The stock now has a PEG Ratio of 2.07. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Buckingham Research on Monday, August 24. (NYSE:OGE) has risen 12.79% since May 26, 2016 and is uptrending. 204 shares valued at $6,208 were sold by Marone Anthony F. JR on Tuesday, January 31.

Since March 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $12.79 million activity. Panattoni Lisa R sold 14,792 shares worth $989,330. On Thursday, March 23 the insider Brautigan Bernard G. sold $1.88M. Ross Stores has a 52 week low of $52.00 and a 52 week high of $69.81. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 67,686 shares of the company's stock, valued at $4,530,900.84.

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Earnings per share is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock.

Among 17 analysts covering Ross Stores Inc. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 47% are positive. Ross Stores's dividend payout ratio is now 19.85%. Piper Jaffray downgraded the stock to "Underweight" rating in Wednesday, May 11 report. Flossbach Von Storch Ag acquired 5,000 shares as Ross Stores (ROST)'s stock declined 9.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 2nd. On Wednesday, March 1 the stock rating was downgraded by Citigroup to "Neutral".

01/18/2017 - Ross Stores, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, December 13 by Suntrust Robinson. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, August 21 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Jefferies maintained Ross Stores, Inc. Instinet lifted their target price on shares of Ross Stores from $70.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 1st. The firm has "Sector Perform" rating given on Friday, August 19 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.24, from 0.84 in 2016Q3.

More notable recent Ross Stores, Inc. 106 funds opened positions while 198 raised stakes.

Since March 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $12.79 million activity. Hutchin Hill L P stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Ross Stores, Inc. It improved, as 41 investors sold ROST shares while 240 reduced holdings. Agf Invs reported 0.57% of its portfolio in Ross Stores, Inc. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $69.17. (NASDAQ:ROST) shares with value of $3.45 million were sold by BALMUTH MICHAEL. Strong earnings trend has stemmed from the favorable response of value-focused customers to Ross Stores' extensive collection of brand bargains and solid cost controls. Asset Management One holds 0.03% or 416,919 shares in its portfolio. Geode Cap Ltd Liability Com reported 4.28M shares or 0.13% of all its holdings.

08/19/2016 - Ross Stores, Inc. had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at UBS. Schwartz Inv Counsel owns 234,850 shares for 1.07% of their portfolio.

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