The Gap Inc. [NYSE: GPS] loss -5.43% or -0.5 points to close at $8.71 with a heavy trading volume of 8047330 shares. The company report on July 26, 2022 that Athleta Debuts Limited-Edition Simone Biles Back-to-School Collection.
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New collection underscores the power of Athleta’s Girls business, which has nearly doubled its sales since 2019.
Athleta, a Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) brand, today launched its limited-edition Athleta Girl back-to-school collection designed in partnership with Simone Biles. The line features 15 items designed to help girls ages 6-12 feel inspired and confident wherever the new school year takes them.
It opened the trading session at $8.59, the shares rose to $8.90 and dropped to $8.54, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for GPS points out that the company has recorded -49.12% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -11.81% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 10.29M shares, GPS reached to a volume of 8047330 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 $10.34 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.
Deutsche Bank have made an estimate for The Gap Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on July 13, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wells Fargo dropped their target price from $16 to $10. The new note on the price target was released on July 12, 2022, representing the official price target for The Gap Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $13 to $8, while Morgan Stanley kept a Underweight rating on GPS stock. On May 27, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for GPS shares from 11 to 9.
The Average True Range (ATR) for The Gap Inc. is set at 0.48, with the Price to Sales ratio for GPS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.20. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.31, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.31.
Trading performance analysis for GPS stock
The Gap Inc. [GPS] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -6.84. With this latest performance, GPS shares dropped by -7.93% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -49.12% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -70.97% 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 43.41, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 42.95, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 42.57 for The Gap Inc. [GPS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 9.71, while it was recorded at 9.24 for the last single week of trading, and 15.39 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 +4.79 and a Gross Margin at +39.90. The Gap Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +1.54.
Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 9.60, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.93.
The Gap Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.
The Gap Inc. [GPS]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
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 -9.40%.
An analysis of insider ownership at The Gap Inc. [GPS]
There are presently around $1,949 million, or 59.60% of GPS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GPS stocks are: DODGE & COX with ownership of 38,361,478, which is approximately 56.638% of the company’s market cap and around 9.30% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 25,362,875 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $233.59 million in GPS stocks shares; and JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, currently with $219.25 million in GPS stock with ownership of nearly -32.163% of the company’s market capitalization.
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 175 institutional holders increased their position in The Gap Inc. [NYSE:GPS] by around 45,299,571 shares. Additionally, 211 investors decreased positions by around 52,408,658 shares, while 54 investors held positions by with 113,914,379 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 211,622,608 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GPS stock had 61 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,655,336 shares, while 81 institutional investors sold positions of 8,590,520 shares during the same period.