analysts Estimates and Ratings: The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS)


The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) will report its next earnings on 23-Feb-17. The company reported the earnings of $0.6/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.6/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 0%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for The Gap, Inc. and for the current quarter 28 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.44/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.39/share and a High Estimate of $0.55/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 26 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for The Gap, Inc. as 4.39 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for The Gap, Inc. is 4.14 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 4.53 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 4.38 Billion.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for GPS to be -22.8%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of 9.4%. For the next 5 years, The Gap, Inc. is expecting Growth of 4.51% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 2.34% per annum.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on The Gap, Inc., where 2 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 1 analysts have given a Buy signal, 21 said it’s a HOLD, 6 reported it as Underperform and 1 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 28 Analysts reported that the Price Target for The Gap, Inc. might touch $36 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $25.62 and $20 respectively.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. The Gap, Inc. got Upgrade on 28-Nov-16 where investment firm Piper Jaffray Upgrade the stock from Underweight to Neutral.

The Gap, Inc. closed its last trading session at $23.25 with the gain of 0.39%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 9.27 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $30.74 and 52-week low of $17. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is -2.67% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -8.45% and -0.22% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Nov 17, 2016 and 52-Week Low on May 19, 2016.

The Relative Volume of the company is 2.5 and Average Volume (3 months) is 6.53 million. The Gap, Inc. P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 13.96 and Forward P/E ratio of 11.33.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 8.7%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 25.9%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 22.8%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, The Gap, Inc. currently shows a Weekly Performance of 3.73%, where Monthly Performance is -6.69%, Quarterly performance is 3.51%, 6 Months performance is 4.96% and yearly performance percentage is -9.22%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 4.01%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 3.94% and Monthly Volatility of 3.37%.