Ross Stores, Inc. ( ROST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 06, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 30, 2014. Shareholders who purchased ROST stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 17.65% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $68.62, the dividend yield is 1.17%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ROST was $68.62, representing a -16.31% decrease from the 52 week high of $81.99 and a 9.53% increase over the 52 week low of $62.65.
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 $3.95. Zacks Investment Research reports ROST's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 8.94%, compared to an industry average of 10.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to ROST through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ROST as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares S&P 500 High Quality Portfolio ( SPHQ )
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Growth Portfolio ( PXMG )
- PowerShares Dividend Achievers ( PFM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PXMG with an increase of 5.85% over the last 100 days. SPHQ has the highest percent weighting of ROST at 1.12%.
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