Ross Stores, Inc. ( ROST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 02, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.16 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 30, 2017. Shareholders who purchased ROST prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 18.52% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $63.92, the dividend yield is 1%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ROST was $63.92, representing a -8.44% decrease from the 52 week high of $69.81 and a 22.78% increase over the 52 week low of $52.06.
ROST is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as TJX Companies, Inc. ( TJX ) and L Brands, Inc. ( LB ). ROST's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.92. Zacks Investment Research reports ROST's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 11.16%, compared to an industry average of 8.7%.
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 DWA Consumer Cyclicals Momentum Portfolio ( PEZ )
- iShares Russell Midcap Growth ETF ( IWP ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IWP with an increase of 8.96% over the last 100 days. PMR has the highest percent weighting of ROST at 4.72%.
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