The Gap Inc. [GPS] Stock trading around $29.78 per share: What’s Next?

The Gap Inc. [NYSE: GPS] stock went on a downward path that fall over -1.10% on Wednesday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 8.85%. The company report on March 15, 2021 that Gap Inc. Announces Landmark 2025 Goals to Drive Women’s Empowerment in Its Supply Chain.

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As part of celebrating Women’s History Month, Gap Inc. is pleased to highlight the significant milestone that over 800,000 women and girls have completed the P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) program. Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. program was founded in 2007 on the belief that all women deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential., it is on track to achieve the ambitious goal of reaching 1 million individuals by 2022, operating in communities and factories in 17 countries where our clothes are made.


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Participants in the P.A.C.E. curriculum often say that the life skills taught in the coursework have an immediate and tangible positive impact on their lives. Thi Thu Ha Ngyuen, who lives in Vietnam and is employed at the Vina Kyung Seung factory’s finishing division, said that the life skills learned through P.A.C.E. helped her to express herself more confidently in daily life. “When I started to feel more confident as a woman, my life changed,” Nguyen said. Through P.A.C.E., Ha learned to better communicate with her family and express her need for assistance from her husband while establishing her career, managing a household, and raising two young daughters in a rural community. This is one story among thousands that demonstrates how P.A.C.E. gives women who make our clothes the knowledge and tools to change their lives.

Over the last 12 months, GPS stock rose by 323.01%. The one-year The Gap Inc. stock forecast points to a potential downside of -6.59. The average equity rating for GPS stock is currently 2.90, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $10.87 billion, with 377.00 million shares outstanding and 208.89 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 7.59M shares, GPS stock reached a trading volume of 4914425 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on The Gap Inc. [GPS]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for GPS shares is $27.94 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on GPS stock is a recommendation set at 2.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Telsey Advisory Group have made an estimate for The Gap Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Market Perform, with their previous recommendation back on March 05, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on February 16, 2021, representing the official price target for The Gap Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $23, while Telsey Advisory Group analysts kept a Market Perform rating on GPS stock. On November 25, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for GPS shares from 30 to 27.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Gap Inc. is set at 1.46, with the Price to Sales ratio for GPS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.79. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.30, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.57.

GPS Stock Performance Analysis:

The Gap Inc. [GPS] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 8.85. With this latest performance, GPS shares gained by 15.74% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 78.22% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 323.01% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for GPS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 57.30, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 55.18, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 58.62 for The Gap Inc. [GPS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 25.57, while it was recorded at 29.38 for the last single week of trading, and 19.69 for the last 200 days.

Insight into The Gap Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and The Gap Inc. [GPS] shares currently have an operating margin of -2.25 and a Gross Margin at +34.00. The Gap Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -4.82.

Return on Total Capital for GPS is now -2.92, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -6.81. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -22.43, with Return on Assets sitting at -4.85. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, The Gap Inc. [GPS] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 293.19. Additionally, GPS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 74.57, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 55.66. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 261.40, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 66.48.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, The Gap Inc. [GPS] managed to generate an average of -$5,684 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 40.65 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.01.The Gap Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.50.

GPS Stock EPS

With the latest financial reports released by the company, The Gap Inc. posted -2.51/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.67/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -274.60%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for GPS. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for The Gap Inc. go to 4.90%.

The Gap Inc. [GPS] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $5,838 million, or 53.90% of GPS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GPS stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 26,124,398, which is approximately -0.374% of the company’s market cap and around 8.80% of the total institutional ownership; DODGE & COX, holding 25,313,027 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $753.82 million in GPS stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $366.07 million in GPS stock with ownership of nearly -23.326% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in The Gap Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of March and at the time of the March reporting period, where 201 institutional holders increased their position in The Gap Inc. [NYSE:GPS] by around 31,492,734 shares. Additionally, 170 investors decreased positions by around 45,716,434 shares, while 59 investors held positions by with 118,834,384 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 196,043,552 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GPS stock had 100 new institutional investments in for a total of 12,486,819 shares, while 34 institutional investors sold positions of 13,317,017 shares during the same period.

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