Ratio Analysis: Unpacking Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST)’s Price-to-Cash and Price-to-Free Cash Flow

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After finishing at $140.94 in the prior trading day, Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) closed at $144.34, up 2.41%. In other words, the price has increased by $2.41 from its previous closing price. On the day, 3.23 million shares were traded. ROST stock price reached its highest trading level at $144.5 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $140.16.


Our goal is to gain a better understanding of ROST by taking a closer look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 10.37 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 27.84. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.03 and its Current Ratio is at 1.54. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.18 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.85.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Telsey Advisory Group on March 06, 2024, Reiterated its Market Perform rating but revised its target price to $160 from $135 previously.

On February 23, 2024, UBS Upgraded its rating to Neutral which previously was Sell and also upped its target price recommendation from $85 to $142.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 28 ’24 when Mueller Patricia H sold 941 shares for $138.37 per share. The transaction valued at 130,201 led to the insider holds 973 shares of the business.

Fleming Karen bought 35 shares of ROST for $5,230 on Apr 01 ’24. The PRESIDENT, CMO DD’S DISCOUNTS now owns 65,608 shares after completing the transaction at $147.51 per share. On Mar 28 ’24, another insider, KOBAYASHI MICHAEL K, who serves as the PRES., CHIEF CAPABILITY OFC’R of the company, sold 13,860 shares for $147.46 each. As a result, the insider received 2,043,757 and left with 61,657 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, ROST now has a Market Capitalization of 48398213120 and an Enterprise Value of 48994107392. As of this moment, Ross’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 24.34, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 21.85. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 2.64. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 2.33 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 9.93. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 2.362 whereas that against EBITDA is 17.058.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, ROST has reached a high of $151.12, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $101.53. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 6.07%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 9.67%.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 2.56M shares per day over the past 3-months and 3799550 shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 335.17M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 328.49M. Insiders hold about 2.03% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 87.52% stake in the company. Shares short for ROST as of 1715731200 were 5696201 with a Short Ratio of 2.23, compared to 1713139200 on 3718469. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 5696201 and a Short% of Float of 1.73.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, ROST’s forward annual dividend rate was 1.373, compared to 1.37 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.009741734The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 0.95.

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