Taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals for new and old investors alike.
While you may have an investing style you rely on, finding great stocks is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores. These are complementary indicators that rate stocks based on value, growth, and/or momentum characteristics.
Why Investors Should Pay Attention to This Value Stock
Finding good stocks at good prices, and discovering which companies are trading under their true value, are what value investors like to focus on. So, the Value Style Score takes into account ratios like P/E, PEG, Price/Sales, and Price/Cash Flow to highlight the most attractive and discounted stocks.
Ross Stores (ROST)
Based in Dublin, CA, Ross Stores Inc. operates as an off-price retailer of apparel and home accessories, primarily in the United States. The company operates its stores under the Ross Dress for Less (Ross) and dd’s DISCOUNTS names. The company’s stores are located mostly in community and neighborhood shopping centers in heavily populated urban and suburban areas.
ROST boasts a Value Style Score of B and VGM Score of B, and holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) rating. Shares of Ross Stores are trading at a forward earnings multiple of 21.2X, as well as a PEG Ratio of 2, a Price/Cash Flow ratio of 18.8X, and a Price/Sales ratio of 1.9X.
A company's earnings performance is important for value investors as well. For fiscal 2024, four analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for ROST, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.03 to $4.92 per share. ROST also holds an average earnings surprise of 10.3%.
ROST should be on investors' short lists because of its impressive earnings and valuation fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and strong Value and VGM Style Scores.
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