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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for ROST. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 80, implying potential capital gains of 45.8 percent. The minimum price target given was 63, implying potential capital losses of 14.82 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.29 percent. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of ROST's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.43 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.