The Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) went up by 3.85% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $18.46. The company’s stock price has collected 3.44% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 01/05/23 that Gap, Victoria’s Secret Struggled in 2022. UBS Says This Year Won’t Be Better.
Is It Worth Investing in The Gap Inc. (NYSE :GPS) Right Now?
The Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 122.50 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for GPS is at 1.90. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 22 who provided ratings for The Gap Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 13 rated it as “hold,” and 4 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $11.93, which is -$1.23 below the current price. GPS currently public float of 179.49M and currently shorts hold a 21.12% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of GPS was 8.43M shares.
GPS’s Market Performance
GPS stocks went up by 3.44% for the week, with a monthly jump of 5.76% and a quarterly performance of 33.37%, while its annual performance rate touched -20.54%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.98% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.98% for The Gap Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 9.94% for GPS stocks with a simple moving average of 19.98% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of GPS
UBS, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see GPS reach a price target of $7. The rating they have provided for GPS stocks is “Sell” according to the report published on January 05th, 2023.
Goldman gave a rating of “Buy” to GPS, setting the target price at $18 in the report published on December 12th of the previous year.
GPS Trading at 2.47% 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 -28.33% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 3.98%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.98%, as shares surge +8.71% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +18.55% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, GPS rose by +3.44%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -6.90% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $12.09. In addition, The Gap Inc. saw 17.29% 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 7,311 shares at the price of $12.34 back on Dec 21. After this action, Breitbard Mark now owns 98,980 shares of The Gap Inc., valued at $90,208 using the latest closing price.
O’Connell Katrina, the EVP CFO of The Gap Inc., sale 31,294 shares at $14.00 during a trade that took place back on Nov 18, which means that O’Connell Katrina is holding 0 shares at $438,116 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for GPS
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +4.79 for the present operating margin
- +39.90 for the gross margin
The net margin for The Gap Inc. stands at +1.54. Equity return is now at value 2.20, with 0.40 for asset returns.
The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.27.