Analysts predict high and low EPS estimates for The Gap Inc. (GPS)


In the latest session, The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) closed at $10.13 down -9.55% from its previous closing price of $11.20. In other words, the price has decreased by -$1.07 from its previous closing price. On the day, 10163620 shares were traded.

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For a deeper understanding of The Gap Inc.’s stock, let’s take a closer look at its various ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 2.72 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 4.26. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.70 and its Current Ratio is at 1.40. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.72 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.72.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Barclays on August 01, 2023, Upgraded its rating to Overweight and sets its target price to $13 from $9 previously.

Insider Transactions:

Additionally, insider trades can be beneficial to investors who want to learn what the management thinks about stock prices in the future. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Sep 01 when Barbeito Horacio sold 547 shares for $11.62 per share. The transaction valued at 6,357 led to the insider holds 0 shares of the business.

O’Connell Katrina sold 24,509 shares of GPS for $253,957 on Aug 28. The EVP CFO now owns 0 shares after completing the transaction at $10.36 per share. On Aug 02, another insider, Barbeito Horacio, who serves as the President & CEO, Old Navy of the company, sold 154,599 shares for $10.26 each. As a result, the insider received 1,586,541 and left with 0 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, GPS now has a Market Capitalization of 3.75B and an Enterprise Value of 8.04B. As of this moment, The’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 34.57, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 11.79. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.24 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.65. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 0.53 whereas that against EBITDA is 9.54.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, GPS has reached a high of $15.49, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $7.22. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 10.30, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 10.74.

Shares Statistics:

For the past three months, GPS has traded an average of 7.82M shares per day and 8.45M over the past ten days. A total of 369.00M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 206.00M. Insiders hold about 5.70% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 59.30% stake in the company. Shares short for GPS as of Aug 30, 2023 were 38.85M with a Short Ratio of 38.85M, compared to 34.98M on Jul 30, 2023. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 10.50% and a Short% of Float of 24.60%.

Dividends & Splits

According to the company, the forward annual dividend rate for GPS is 0.60, from 0.60 in the trailing year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 5.36%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 5.36%. The current Payout Ratio is 202.20% for GPS, which recently paid a dividend on Oct 24, 2023 with an ex-dividend date of Oct 02, 2023. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Jun 21, 1999 when the company split stock in a 3:2 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

There are 15 different market analysts currently analyzing its stock. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.16 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.24 and a low estimate of -$0.19, while EPS last year was $0.71. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.15, with high estimates of $0.26 and low estimates of -$0.41.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $0.82 and -$0.25 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $0.67. EPS for the following year is $0.86, with 16 analysts recommending between $1.2 and $0.15.

Revenue Estimates

A total of 17 analysts have provided revenue estimates for GPS’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $14.82B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $14.29B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $14.7B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $15.62B, down -5.90% from the average estimate. Based on 17 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $14.79B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $15.27B and the low estimate is $14.4B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 0.60% from the average revenue estimate for this year.


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