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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for ROST. The most optimistic price target was 80, implying a possible profit of 45.8 percent. The minimum price target given was 63, implying potential capital losses of 14.82 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -1.29 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. 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. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. ROST has a PEG ratio of 2.53.

ROST has traded between a high of 69.81 and a low of 52.91 over the past year. Currently the stock is 3.7 percent higher than its low, and 21.4 percent below the high. ROST has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $21.45 billion. ROST is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.