The Gap, Inc. [NYSE: GPS] opened at $16.73 and closed at $17.15 a share within trading session on 11/14/19. That means that the stock gained by 2.77% compared to the closing price from a day before, when the stock touched $17.63.

Between the start and the closing of the latest trading session, The Gap, Inc. [NYSE: GPS] had 1.62 million shares being bought and sold. In the last three months, average trading volumes hovered around 7.88M shares. During the last week, volatility in the share price was set at 4.30%, which placed the metric for the last 30 days at 3.53%. The price of the stock additionally went down to $15.11 during that period and GPS managed to take a rebound to $31.39 in the last 52 weeks.

The Gap, Inc. [NYSE:GPS]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 15.11 to 31.39. This is compared to its latest closing price of $17.15.

Stay on the lookout for the next publication of this organization’s financial results for the quarter, which will be made public on Thu 21 Nov (In 6 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of The Gap, Inc. [GPS]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for The Gap, Inc. [GPS] sitting at +8.00 and its Gross Margin at +38.05, this company’s Net Margin is now 5.70%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 28.86, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 22.40%. Its Return on Equity is 29.95, and its Return on Assets is 12.51. These metrics all suggest that The Gap, Inc. is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

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Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, The Gap, Inc. [GPS] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 35.15. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 26.01, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 15.52. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 15.99, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 35.15.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 3.23 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 0.66. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.37, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.13. The Gap, Inc. [GPS] has a Price to Book Ratio of 2.66, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 7.02 and P/E Ratio of 7.22. These metrics all suggest that The Gap, Inc. is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, The Gap, Inc. [GPS] earns $122,815 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 51.73 and its Total Asset Turnover is 2.07. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.98 and its Current Ratio is 1.96. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

The Gap, Inc. [GPS] has 406.88M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $6.98B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 15.11 to 31.39. At its current price, it has moved down by -43.85% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 16.64% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.71, which indicates that it is 4.30% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 53.40. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is The Gap, Inc. [GPS] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of The Gap, Inc. [GPS], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.