Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) shares are trading at lower $90.96 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $105.13.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $124.16 and the low is $56.30. Over the last 52 weeks, ROST is down -20.30% while the S&P 500 is up 14.78%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, ROST reported a profit of $604.59 million. Ross Stores Inc. also saw revenues increase to $2.68 billion. In addition, ROST has free cash flow of -$77.63 million as of 07-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $174.13 million which compares well with its peers.
ROST booked profit margins of 4.20%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 17.60%, and its Return on Assets is 5.30%. All told, it is clear that, ROST needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. ROST has a short ratio of 2.12 and outstanding shares of 352.28M.
ROST has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 1.46 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 1.50. Ross Stores Inc. ROST also noted assets of $11.32 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as ROST has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Ross Stores Inc. ROST has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, ROST represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Ross Stores Inc. ROST is now commanding a market cap of 32.75B and a float of 348.20M. ROST is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of ROST stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
Disclosure: we hold no position in ROST, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.