| Ross Stores operates two brands of off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores, Ross Dress for Less® (Ross) and dd's DISCOUNTS®. Co. is an apparel and home fashion chain in the U.S., with various locations in several states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. Co. provides name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the family. Co.'s target customers are from middle income households. Co. also operates various dd's DISCOUNTS stores in several states. dd's DISCOUNTS features name brand apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the family. The merchant, store field, and distribution operations for Ross and dd's DISCOUNTS are separate. The ROST YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the ROST YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether ROST YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the ROST YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.