Analyst Ratings for Ross Stores Inc. (ROST)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, ROST received an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 16 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 9 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

ROST was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 80, implying potential capital gains of 45.8 percent. The lowest price target was 63, which equates to a potential downside of 14.82 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.29 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.48 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of ROST's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.43 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. ROST has a PEG ratio of 2.53.

In the last 52-weeks, ROST has achieved a high of 69.81 and a low of 52.91. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 3.7 percent, and 21.4 percent below the high. ROST has a price/earnings ratio of 18.79. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ROST value stock report compares ROST to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ROST is $21.45 billion. ROST is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.