Ross Stores, Inc. ( ROST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 05, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.235 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 31, 2015. Shareholders who purchased ROST prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 17.5% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of ROST was $105.54, representing a -1.35% decrease from the 52 week high of $106.98 and a 70.69% increase over the 52 week low of $61.83.
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 $4.42. Zacks Investment Research reports ROST's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 9.31%, compared to an industry average of 8.1%.
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 Fundamental Pure Mid Growth Portfolio ( PXMG )
- PowerShares DWA NASDAQ Momentum Portfolio ( DWAQ )
- iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth ETF ( JKH )
- PowerShares S&P 500 High Quality Portfolio ( SPHQ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PMR with an increase of 22.56% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ROST at 4.99%.