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Ross Stores Inc (NAS:ROST)
3-Year Average Buyback Ratio
3.10 (As of Oct. 2015)

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years. A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.

ROST' s 3-Year Average Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9   Max: 5.9
Current: 3.1

0.9
5.9

During the past 13 years, Ross Stores Inc's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was 5.90. The lowest was 0.90. And the median was 3.60.

ROST's 3-Year Average Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. ROST: 3.10 )

Definition

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years.


Explanation

A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.


Be Aware

Investors usually like share buybacks. But as pointed by Warren Buffett, only if a company buys back shares at the prices below the stock's intrinsic value, it rewards remaining shareholders. If a company buys its overvalued stocks back, it destroys shareholder value.


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