Hot Services Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST), Marriott International, Inc. (MAR)

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) ended last trading session with a change of -0.01 percent. It trades at an average volume of 2.51M shares versus 2.35M shares recorded at the end of last trading session. The share price of $66.95 is at a distance of 29.93 percent from its 52-week low and down -3.67 percent versus its peak. The company has a market cap of $26.26B and currently has 392.3M shares outstanding. The share price is currently -1.33 percent versus its SMA20, 0.29 percent versus its SMA50, and 6.65 percent versus its SMA200. The stock has a weekly performance of -0.43 percent and is 2.3 percent year-to-date as of the recent close.

On March 6, 2017 Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) opened 23 Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”) and five dd’s DISCOUNTS® stores across 15 different states in February and March. These new locations are part of the Company’s plans to add approximately 70 Ross and 20 dd’s DISCOUNTS locations during 2017.

“These new Spring stores further strengthen our presence in the Midwest, which accounts for approximately one-quarter of these openings, and includes initial entry into our newest state of Iowa.  We also continue to see opportunity to grow in our largest states with new locations in California, Florida and Texas,” said Jim Fassio, President and Chief Development Officer. “With these recent openings, we now operate a total of 1,561 Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS stores across 37 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. Looking ahead, we remain confident that over time, Ross can grow to 2,000 locations and dd’s DISCOUNTS can become a chain of 500 stores.”

Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) recently recorded 0.47 percent change and currently at $87.03 is 44.65 percent away from its 52-week low and down -4.11 percent versus its peak. It has a past 5-day performance of 0.36 percent and trades at an average volume of 2.46M shares. The stock has a 1-month performance of 0.62 percent and is 5.62 percent year-to-date as of the recent close. There were about 382.19M shares outstanding which made its market cap $33.26B. The share price is currently -0.37 percent versus its SMA20, 2.19 percent versus its SMA50, and 16.88 percent versus its SMA200.

March 13, 2017 — Ahead of World Sleep Day, Westin Hotels & Resorts – part of Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) – announces its latest program, championing a more sound slumber for travelers around the world.

Whereas popular mentality has previously promoted the late-night grind followed by the early wake-up, a new generation of thought leaders, tastemakers and travelers has begun taking a stand to save their right to rest.  Further denouncing the idea that “pulling an all-nighter” is en-vogue, Westin puts sleep shaming to bed.