Victory Capital Management Inc Lowers stake in Ross Stores (ROST)

Ross Stores (ROST) : Victory Capital Management Inc reduced its stake in Ross Stores by 11.48% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 2,314,918 shares of Ross Stores which is valued at $143,432,319 after selling 300,241 shares in Ross Stores , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 9, 2016.Ross Stores makes up approximately 0.57% of Victory Capital Management Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Eaton Vance Management boosted its stake in ROST in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 77,527 additional shares and now holds a total of 208,491 shares of Ross Stores which is valued at $12,918,102. Ross Stores makes up approx 0.04% of Eaton Vance Management’s portfolio.Chicago Partners Investment Group reduced its stake in ROST by selling 390 shares or 22.48% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,345 shares of ROST which is valued at $83,336. Ross Stores makes up approx 0.04% of Chicago Partners Investment Group’s portfolio.Gsa Capital Partners Llp reduced its stake in ROST by selling 22,833 shares or 71.32% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 9,181 shares of ROST which is valued at $567,845. Ross Stores makes up approx 0.03% of Gsa Capital Partners Llp’s portfolio.Farmers Merchants Investments Inc boosted its stake in ROST in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 5,200 additional shares and now holds a total of 80,401 shares of Ross Stores which is valued at $4,769,387. Ross Stores makes up approx 0.51% of Farmers Merchants Investments Inc’s portfolio.

Ross Stores opened for trading at $61.88 and hit $62.38 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $62.3, with a gain of 0.70% or 0.43 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 29,79,823 shares. Company has a market cap of $24,889 M.

On the company’s financial health, Ross Stores reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.04 according to the earnings call on Aug 18, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.67. The company had revenue of $3180.92 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3128.94 million. The company’s revenue was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.63 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Ross Stores. Miller Tabak Initiated Ross Stores on Jun 24, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $66.Shares were Reiterated by Wedbush on May 20, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 62 from a previous price target of $63 .Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on May 20, 2016 to “Sector Perform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 56 from a previous price target of $58 .

Ross Stores Inc. is an off-price retailer of name brand and designer apparel accessories footwear and home fashions for the entire family. The Company operates two brands of off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores Ross Dress for Less (Ross) and dd’s DISCOUNTS. As of December 31 2014 the Company operated 1210 Ross locations in 33 states the District of Columbia and Guam and 152 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. The Ross and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores are supported by five distribution centers. The Ross brand stores offers its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices every day. Ross’ target customers are primarily from middle income households. The dd’s DISCOUNTS stores offers its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices every day. Its target customers typically come from households with moderate incomes.

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