The stock of Gap, Inc. (GPS) has seen a 39.83% increase in the past week, with a 55.66% gain in the past month, and a 92.58% flourish in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 5.63%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 4.18% for GPS. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 36.74% for GPS stock, with a simple moving average of 75.08% for the last 200 days.

Is It Worth Investing in Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) is above average at 181.22x. The 36-month beta value for GPS is also noteworthy at 2.01. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 4 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 rating it as “overweight,” 10 rating it as “hold,” and 2 rating it as “sell.”

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The average price estimated by analysts for GPS is $15.32, which is -$3.11 below than the current price. The public float for GPS is 209.55M, and at present, short sellers hold a 17.79% of that float. The average trading volume of GPS on November 21, 2023 was 8.98M shares.

GPS) stock’s latest price update

The stock price of Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) has surged by 3.25 when compared to previous closing price of 17.85, but the company has seen a 39.83% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. InvestorPlace reported 2023-11-20 that Thanksgiving is upon us, and beyond food, family and football, the annual holiday also means plenty of shopping. Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events officially kick off the holiday shopping season.

Analysts’ Opinion of GPS

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for GPS stocks, with Telsey Advisory Group repeating the rating for GPS by listing it as a “Market Perform.” The predicted price for GPS in the upcoming period, according to Telsey Advisory Group is $17 based on the research report published on November 17, 2023 of the current year 2023.

GPS Trading at 54.99% 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 able to rebound, for now settling with 1.61% of gains for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.18%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 5.63%, as shares surge +55.66% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +67.85% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, GPS rose by +39.83%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +20.77% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $13.81. In addition, Gap, Inc. saw 63.39% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at GPS starting from Gilligan Sarah, who sale 8,712 shares at the price of $14.00 back on Nov 03. After this action, Gilligan Sarah now owns 11,741 shares of Gap, Inc., valued at $121,968 using the latest closing price.

Barbeito Horacio, the President & CEO, Old Navy of Gap, Inc., sale 547 shares at $11.62 during a trade that took place back on Sep 01, which means that Barbeito Horacio is holding 0 shares at $6,357 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for GPS

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

The net margin for Gap, Inc. stands at -1.29. The total capital return value is set at -1.12, while invested capital returns managed to touch -2.55. Equity return is now at value 1.75, with 0.38 for asset returns.

Based on Gap, Inc. (GPS), the company’s capital structure generated 269.59 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 72.94. Total debt to assets is 52.87, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 239.72. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 64.86.

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 0.63. The receivables turnover for the company is 42.26 and the total asset turnover is 1.29. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.42.


In summary, Gap, Inc. (GPS) has had a better performance as of late. Analysts have bullish opinions on the stock, with some viewing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.