Market cap of The Gap Inc. [GPS] reaches 3.53B – now what?

The Gap Inc. [NYSE: GPS] price plunged by -0.82 percent to reach at -$0.08. The company report on September 28, 2022 that Athleta Teams Up with thredUP and Shop Premium Outlets to Offer Customers New Shopping Experiences Online.

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Expanded omni-experience gives customers more ways to shop the brand’s premium performance and performance lifestyle assortment.

Athleta, a Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) brand, today announced a new partnership with thredUP and online collaboration with Shop Premium Outlets, supporting Athleta’s long-term growth strategy to reach new customers and expand its community of empowered women and girls. Both ventures will deliver new value to customers shopping in stores and online, underscoring the brand’s commitment to omnichannel excellence.

A sum of 6645434 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 7.77M shares. The Gap Inc. shares reached a high of $9.91 and dropped to a low of $9.335 until finishing in the latest session at $9.64.

The one-year GPS stock forecast points to a potential upside of 0.1. The average equity rating for GPS stock is currently 3.20, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

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 $9.65 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 3.20. 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.

Barclays have made an estimate for The Gap Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal Weight, with their previous recommendation back on August 30, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley raised their target price from $7.50 to $8. The new note on the price target was released on August 26, 2022, representing the official price target for The Gap Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $12 to $9, while Deutsche Bank kept a Hold rating on GPS stock. On July 12, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for GPS shares from 16 to 10.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Gap Inc. is set at 0.50, with the Price to Sales ratio for GPS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.22. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.54, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.93.

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 11.96. With this latest performance, GPS shares dropped by -2.92% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -27.57% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -58.45% 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 56.02, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 60.94, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.22 for The Gap Inc. [GPS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 9.59, while it was recorded at 9.62 for the last single week of trading, and 12.34 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 +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 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 -9.90%.

The Gap Inc. [GPS] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $2,076 million, or 60.40% of GPS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GPS stocks are: DODGE & COX with ownership of 38,608,626, which is approximately 0.644% of the company’s market cap and around 8.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 23,777,323 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $229.21 million in GPS stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $194.23 million in GPS stock with ownership of nearly 8.357% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in The Gap Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 185 institutional holders increased their position in The Gap Inc. [NYSE:GPS] by around 39,820,130 shares. Additionally, 174 investors decreased positions by around 36,017,183 shares, while 62 investors held positions by with 139,546,735 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 215,384,048 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GPS stock had 67 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,298,527 shares, while 65 institutional investors sold positions of 5,397,301 shares during the same period.


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