ROST - Ross Stores, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
97.78
-2.22 (-2.22%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close100.00
Open99.60
Bid0.00 x 1200
Ask0.00 x 1800
Day's Range97.13 - 100.01
52 Week Range75.91 - 104.35
Volume1,318,342
Avg. Volume2,154,029
Market Cap35.928B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.80
PE Ratio (TTM)22.95
EPS (TTM)4.26
Earnings DateMay 22, 2019 - May 28, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.02 (1.10%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-03-15
1y Target Est99.74
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