Press coverage about GAP (NYSE:GPS) has been trending positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. GAP earned a media sentiment score of 3.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news stories about the apparel retailer an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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GAP stock opened at $12.51 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.84, a current ratio of 1.23 and a quick ratio of 0.58. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.51 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.71 and a beta of 1.46. GAP has a 1-year low of $5.26 and a 1-year high of $19.86. The business has a fifty day moving average price of $9.89 and a 200-day moving average price of $12.62.

GAP (NYSE:GPS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June 4th. The apparel retailer reported ($2.51) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.67) by ($1.84). GAP had a negative return on equity of 8.63% and a negative net margin of 5.47%. The firm had revenue of $2.11 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.35 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.24 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 43.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that GAP will post -2.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have commented on the company. MKM Partners raised their price objective on GAP from $8.00 to $12.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, June 5th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their target price on GAP from $8.00 to $13.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Friday, June 5th. Wells Fargo & Co raised GAP from an “underweight” rating to an “overweight” rating and increased their target price for the company from $8.00 to $19.00 in a research report on Monday, June 22nd. Cfra dropped their target price on GAP from $14.00 to $8.00 and set a “sell” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 13th. Finally, Citigroup increased their target price on GAP from $10.00 to $12.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, June 5th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.06.

In other news, insider John Strain purchased 5,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 9th. The stock was bought at an average price of $12.84 per share, with a total value of $70,620.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 7,005 shares in the company, valued at approximately $89,944.20. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Insiders own 45.30% of the company’s stock.

About GAP

The Gap, Inc operates as an apparel retail company worldwide. The company offers apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta, Intermix, and Hill City brands. Its products include denim, tees, button-downs, khakis, and other products; and fitness and lifestyle products for use in yoga, training, sports, travel, and everyday activities to women and girls.

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