Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) EPS Estimated At $0.92; 9 Analysts Bullish K2M Group Holdings, Inc. (KTWO)

February 17, 2018 - By Neil V. Hobbs

Analysts expect Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) to report $0.92 EPS on February, 27.They anticipate $0.15 EPS change or 19.48% from last quarter’s $0.77 EPS. ROST’s profit would be $351.58 million giving it 21.79 P/E if the $0.92 EPS is correct. After having $0.72 EPS previously, Ross Stores, Inc.’s analysts see 27.78% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $80.17. About 2.36 million shares traded. Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) has risen 12.03% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.67% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering K2M Group Holdings (NASDAQ:KTWO), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. K2M Group Holdings had 33 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Monday, September 18. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, June 22 by Oppenheimer. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $29 target in Thursday, August 27 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained K2M Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTWO) rating on Friday, September 22. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $26.0 target. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $23 target in Tuesday, October 10 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of KTWO in report on Monday, October 9 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, October 10 the stock rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, July 18 by RBC Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained K2M Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTWO) on Wednesday, August 5 with “Buy” rating. The rating was initiated by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, July 19 with “Outperform”. See K2M Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTWO) latest ratings:

19/01/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $25.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $25.0
09/01/2018 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $23.0 Maintain
08/12/2017 Broker: Needham Old Rating: Strong Buy New Rating: Buy Downgrade
04/12/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $23 Downgrade
02/11/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $26.0 Maintain
20/10/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $27.0 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Outperform Old Target: $28 New Target: $23 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy Old Target: $26 New Target: $24 Maintain
09/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $22.0 Maintain

K2M Group Holdings, Inc., a medical device company, focuses on designing, developing, and commercializing spine and minimally invasive solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $837.54 million. The firm provides implants, disposables, and instruments primarily to hospitals for use by spine surgeons to treat spinal pathologies, such as deformity, trauma, and tumor. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s complex spine products include EVEREST, MESA, MESA 2, and DENALI deformity spinal systems; NILE alternative fixation systems; MESA rail deformity spinal systems; Cricket and Quicket deformity systems; CAPRI corpectomy cage systems; MESA small stature, rail small stature, and mini spinal systems; SERENGETI complex spine minimally invasive retractor systems; RAVINE complex spine lateral access systems; and SANTORINI corpectomy cage systems.

The stock increased 0.68% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $19.33. About 139,558 shares traded. K2M Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTWO) has risen 113.03% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 96.33% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 58 investors sold Ross Stores, Inc. shares while 200 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. 339.45 million shares or 0.11% less from 339.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Asset stated it has 38,297 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Chicago Equity Prtn Ltd Llc holds 135,820 shares. First Tru Advsr L P holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) for 176,592 shares. Hm Payson And invested in 9,677 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Moreover, Private Tru Na has 0.12% invested in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST). 8,284 are owned by Archford Capital Strategies Ltd Liability Corp. United Ser Automobile Association, a Texas-based fund reported 525,003 shares. Sg Americas Secs stated it has 6,208 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Silvercrest Asset Management Gp Lc invested 0.56% of its portfolio in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST). 439,548 were accumulated by Manufacturers Life Ins The. Guardian Life Of America reported 883 shares. Atlantic Tru Grp Inc Limited Liability Company has 0.08% invested in Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) for 287,764 shares. Marshfield Associate stated it has 766,572 shares. Picton Mahoney Asset holds 116,550 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue owns 26,415 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio.

Among 27 analysts covering Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST), 17 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Ross Stores Inc. had 70 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $72 target in Friday, August 19 report. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Friday, May 20 with “Outperform”. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Monday, September 25. Buckingham Research reinitiated Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) rating on Thursday, October 19. Buckingham Research has “Neutral” rating and $71 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Buckingham Research. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, September 12. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Friday, February 2. RBC Capital Markets maintained Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) rating on Friday, May 20. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $56 target. Citigroup maintained Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) rating on Monday, August 22. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $72 target. On Friday, November 17 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy”.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $1.35 million activity. 15,492 Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) shares with value of $945,012 were sold by RENTLER BARBARA. Morrow Brian R. also sold $402,054 worth of Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) on Wednesday, October 4.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. The company has market cap of $30.64 billion. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. It has a 25.61 P/E ratio. The company's Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd's DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to clients from households with moderate income.

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