Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, off-price apparel and home fashion retailer Ross Stores (NASDAQ: ROST ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Ross Stores, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Ross Stores facts
Pleasanton, Calif. (1957)
CEO Michael Balmuth
COO Michael O'Sullivan
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$625.4 million / $150.0 million
Kohl's (NYSE: KSS )
TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX )
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT )
On CAPS, 92% of the 424 members who have rated Ross Stores believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last month, one of those Fools, All-Star 10cent, succinctly summed up the Ross Stores bull case for our community:
I still like off-price brick and mortar retailers. Call it the bored house-wife affect, or rainy-day affect, but people still like to browse and shop for bargains in retail stores (as opposed to Internet shopping). Companies like [Ross Stores] and TJX are still doing well and are poised for growth.
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