Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) stock is lower by 0.07% over the past week and gets a Bullish rating from InvestorsObserver's Sentiment Indicator.
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What's Happening With ROST Stock Today?
Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) stock is trading at $120.12 as of 2:19 PM on Thursday, Feb 25, a loss of -$3.49, or -2.82% from the previous closing price of $123.61. The stock has traded between $118.94 and $123.85 so far today. Volume today is low. So far 1,149,561 shares have traded compared to average volume of 1,717,732 shares.
More About Ross Stores, Inc.
Ross Stores is a leading American off-price apparel and home fashion retailer, operating over 1,800 stores (at the end of fiscal 2019) across the Ross Dress for Less and dd's Discounts banners. Ross offers a variety of name-brand products and targets undercutting conventional retailers' regular prices by 20%-70%. The company uses an opportunistic, flexible merchandising approach; together with a relatively low-frills shopping environment centered on a treasure-hunt experience, Ross maximizes inventory turnover and traffic, enabling its low-price approach. In fiscal 2019, 26% of sales came from the ladies' department, 25% from home accents (including bed and bath), 14% from men's, 13% from each of accessories and shoes, and 9% from children's. All sales were made in the United States.