Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Ross Stores (Nasdaq: ROST) is tomorrow, June 7, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $64.16 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1%. The average volume for Ross Stores has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ross Stores has a market cap of $14.21 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 19.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.6, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Ross Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Ross Stores Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more..