The Gap Inc. [GPS] Stock trading around $14.70 per share: What’s Next?


The Gap Inc. [NYSE: GPS] slipped around -0.77 points on Monday, while shares priced at $14.70 at the close of the session, down -4.98%. The company report on March 7, 2022 that Gap’s Spring Campaign Champions Individuality and the Freedom to Be Yourself.

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The Gap Inc. stock is now -16.71% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. GPS Stock saw the intraday high of $15.49 and lowest of $14.655 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 37.63, which means current price is +12.04% above from all time high which was touched on 01/05/22.

Compared to the average trading volume of 10.29M shares, GPS reached a trading volume of 7306552 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say 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 $18.71 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 2.70. 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.

Daiwa Securities have made an estimate for The Gap Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underperform, with their previous recommendation back on March 09, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BofA Securities dropped their target price from $26 to $14. The new note on the price target was released on February 15, 2022, representing the official price target for The Gap Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $15, while Barclays analysts kept a Equal Weight rating on GPS stock. On January 18, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for GPS shares from 20 to 14.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Gap Inc. is set at 0.79, with the Price to Sales ratio for GPS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.32. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.01, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.38.

How has GPS stock performed recently?

The Gap Inc. [GPS] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.53. With this latest performance, GPS shares gained by 1.17% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -38.29% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -51.32% 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 46.34, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 48.09, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 44.77 for The Gap Inc. [GPS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 15.97, while it was recorded at 15.13 for the last single week of trading, and 22.81 for the last 200 days.

The Gap Inc. [GPS]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

The Gap Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.

Earnings analysis for The Gap Inc. [GPS]

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%.

Insider trade positions for The Gap Inc. [GPS]

There are presently around $3,379 million, or 60.40% of GPS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GPS stocks are: JPMORGAN CHASE & CO with ownership of 35,092,225, which is approximately 2.666% of the company’s market cap and around 11.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 27,695,377 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $428.45 million in GPS stocks shares; and DODGE & COX, currently with $378.87 million in GPS stock with ownership of nearly 5.976% of the company’s market capitalization.

218 institutional holders increased their position in The Gap Inc. [NYSE:GPS] by around 38,173,912 shares. Additionally, 180 investors decreased positions by around 35,624,429 shares, while 60 investors held positions by with 144,608,820 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 218,407,161 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GPS stock had 86 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,088,612 shares, while 74 institutional investors sold positions of 19,384,802 shares during the same period.