Retail riddle: Ross Stores (ROST) joins Wal-Mart (WMT) and Target (TGT) in directly tying a...

|About: Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST)|By:, SA News Editor

Retail riddle: Ross Stores (ROST) joins Wal-Mart (WMT) and Target (TGT) in directly tying a February sales shortfall to the late distribution of income tax refunds by the government. The oddity is that none of the retailers seem to be backloading the lost February sales into guidance for March through May. What gives?