Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 20, 2013

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Ross Stores, Inc. ( ROST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 20, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.17 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 29, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ROST stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 21.43% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of ROST was $60.38, representing a -14.74% decrease from the 52 week high of $70.82 and a 18.46% increase over the 52 week low of $50.97.

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 24.37%, compared to an industry average of 14.2%.


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 )
  • Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF ( VOT ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VOT with an increase of 7.6% 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 The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.




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