Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 03, 2012


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Ross Stores, Inc. ( ROST ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 03, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.14 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased ROST stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that ROST has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $57.57, the dividend yield is .97%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ROST was $57.57, representing a -18.71% decrease from the 52 week high of $70.82 and a 31.59% increase over the 52 week low of $43.75.

ROST is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as TJX Companies, Inc. ( TJX ) and Gap, Inc. ( GPS ). ROST's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.31. Zacks Investment Research reports ROST's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 22.2%, compared to an industry average of 15.8%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the ROST Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to ROST through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ROST as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Retail ( PMR )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Discretionary ( PEZ )
  • PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Growth ( PWB )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF ( RPG )
  • PowerShares DWA Technical Leaders Portfolio ( PDP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PEZ with an increase of 6.12% over the last 100 days. PMR has the highest percent weighting of ROST at 5.69%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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