The Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) went up by 2.24% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $26.99. The company’s stock price has collected 6.93% of gains in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported 7 hours ago that Gap Inc. stock outperforms competitors on strong trading day
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Plus, the 36-month beta value for GPS is at 1.61. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 4 analysts out of 23 who provided ratings for The Gap Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 18 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”
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The average price from analysts is $24.71, which is -$0.42 below the current price. GPS currently public float of 208.89M and currently shorts hold a 7.46% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of GPS was 8.48M shares.
GPS’s Market Performance
GPS stocks went up by 6.93% for the week, with a monthly jump of 9.20% and a quarterly performance of 4.31%, while its annual performance rate touched 44.72%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.24% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.37% for The Gap Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 12.06% for GPS stocks with a simple moving average of 44.95% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of GPS
Telsey Advisory Group, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see GPS reach a price target of $23. The rating they have provided for GPS stocks is “Market Perform” according to the report published on November 25th, 2020.
Citigroup gave a rating of “Neutral” to GPS, setting the target price at $27 in the report published on November 25th of the previous year.
GPS Trading at 14.97% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought GPS to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -8.52% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 4.37%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.24%, as shares surge +9.30% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +14.89% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, GPS rose by +6.93%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +244.35% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $22.14. In addition, The Gap Inc. saw 22.29% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at GPS starting from Breitbard Mark, who sale 6,948 shares at the price of $23.29 back on Feb 16. After this action, Breitbard Mark now owns 45,535 shares of The Gap Inc., valued at $161,819 using the latest closing price.
Green Nancy, the President & CEO, Old Navy of The Gap Inc., sale 15,400 shares at $23.00 during a trade that took place back on Feb 11, which means that Green Nancy is holding 72,693 shares at $354,200 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for GPS
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +6.16 for the present operating margin
- +37.39 for the gross margin
The net margin for The Gap Inc. stands at +2.14. The total capital return value is set at 12.78, while invested capital returns managed to touch 4.72. Equity return is now at value -42.20, with -8.00 for asset returns.
Based on The Gap Inc. (GPS), the company’s capital structure generated 231.51 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 69.84. Total debt to assets is 56.12, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 203.77. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 61.47.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.77, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.61. The receivables turnover for the company is 48.54 and the total asset turnover is 1.51. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.41.