The Gap Inc. [GPS] Revenue clocked in at $15.68 billion, up 60.67% YTD: What’s Next?

The Gap Inc. [NYSE: GPS] gained 0.40% or 0.13 points to close at $32.44 with a heavy trading volume of 6786567 shares. The company report on June 7, 2021 that Amid Rising Discrimination in Global Pandemic, Open to All® and Leading Retailers Develop Inclusive Retail Campaign.

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Groundbreaking Campaign Launches Customer Pledge, Tools and Resources to Promote Safety and Respect of Frontline Workers and Customers Alike.

As tensions run high and retailers are asked to enforce safety measures due to the global pandemic, frontline workers often can face the brunt of customer frustration, which can often manifest in racist or discriminatory ways. While retailers have long trained its employees to respect and serve a diverse customer base, now customers are being asked to join as part of the solution., Open to All announced its groundbreaking initiative, Inclusive Retail, a campaign that puts tools and resources in the hands of businesses and customers alike to ensure the inclusion, safety, and acceptance of those on the frontlines of retail: floor staff and sales associates. The project is a collaboration between Open to All and nonprofit partners Hollaback! and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and corporate partners Ascena Retail, American Eagle Outfitters, Capri Holdings, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Gap Inc., H&M, Michaels, Movado Group, Ralph Lauren, Sephora, and Tiffany & Company.

It opened the trading session at $32.21, the shares rose to $32.63 and dropped to $32.13, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for GPS points out that the company has recorded 49.98% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -236.86% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 6.42M shares, GPS reached to a volume of 6786567 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about 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 $36.39 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 2.80. 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 May 28, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Telsey Advisory Group raised their target price from $27 to $35. The new note on the price target was released on May 25, 2021, representing the official price target for The Gap Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $23, while Credit Suisse analysts kept a Neutral rating on GPS stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Gap Inc. is set at 1.44, with the Price to Sales ratio for GPS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.76. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.35, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.94. Price to Free Cash Flow for GPS in the course of the last twelve months was 11.50 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.

Trading performance analysis for GPS stock

The Gap Inc. [GPS] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.48. With this latest performance, GPS shares dropped by -3.16% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 49.98% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 207.78% 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 48.29, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 48.84, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.46 for The Gap Inc. [GPS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 33.16, while it was recorded at 31.98 for the last single week of trading, and 24.79 for the last 200 days.

The Gap Inc. [GPS]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

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 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.60.

The Gap Inc. [GPS]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, The Gap Inc. posted -0.17/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.41/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 58.50%. 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%.

An analysis of insider ownership at The Gap Inc. [GPS]

There are presently around $6,501 million, or 54.70% of GPS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GPS stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 26,508,356, which is approximately 1.47% of the company’s market cap and around 8.80% of the total institutional ownership; DODGE & COX, holding 24,299,762 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $788.28 million in GPS stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $518.15 million in GPS stock with ownership of nearly 29.937% 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 May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 188 institutional holders increased their position in The Gap Inc. [NYSE:GPS] by around 44,169,102 shares. Additionally, 235 investors decreased positions by around 40,509,673 shares, while 58 investors held positions by with 115,712,855 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 200,391,630 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GPS stock had 92 new institutional investments in for a total of 10,343,178 shares, while 75 institutional investors sold positions of 18,142,841 shares during the same period.

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