Betting On The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) ?


The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) closed its last session at $33.19. The stock traded within a range of $31.93 and $33.27. The company operates in the Consumer Cyclical sector with a market capitalization of 12.98 Million. Trading volume for The Gap, Inc. was 5.28 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) has an average volume of 5.44 Million.

Company Profile

Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, Intermix, and Weddington Way brands. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,200 company-operated stores, about 450 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. The company’s products include denim, tees, button-downs, khakis, and other products; and fitness and lifestyle products for use in yoga, training, and sports to women and girls. It also operates Weddington Way, a social shopping platform for wedding parties that provides an online boutique with bridesmaid dresses and various wedding party gifts. The company offers its products through company-operated stores, franchise stores, Websites, third-party arrangements, and catalogs.

Analyst Views

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) received a Buy rating from 0 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 6 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) touched its 1-Year High price of $35.24 on 12/26/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $21.02 on 07/10/17.

EPS & Financials

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.58/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.54/Share by a difference of $0.04. This showed a surprise of 7.4% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 23 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.58/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.62/share and a low EPS of $0.51/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $4.64 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 4.91 Billion and 4.49 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with MEDIUM volatility. The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) has a 20-Day average volume of 4.15 Million. According to today’s trading volume The Gap, Inc. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 6 Percent and Institutional ownership of 57.6 Percent. The return on assets stands at 11.3%, Return on Equity currently is 29.4% and the Return on Investment value is 17.6%.

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) gross margin percentage stands at 37.4% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 8.9 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 5.6 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -1.44% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 7.04 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 26.41 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -2.55 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 8.9%. The return on invested capital is at 17.6%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 23.56.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 26.41%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -2.55% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.