The Gap, Inc. (GPS) – An Investment to Strengthen Your Portfolio

    Fiske McNeil S. Jr, President & CEO, Gap, subtracted 16,183 shares of The Gap, Inc. (GPS) from its portfolio at the rate of $18.00 per share valuing $291,294 on Jun 21. The insider left behind 0 shares of the company to its portfolio. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $17.43, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $18.17. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $16.23 and a 2nd Support Level at $15.77. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of The Gap, Inc. (GPS) was $16.68. The Gap, Inc. (GPS) stock has lost -$0.26, or -1.53%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $0.66, or 4.12%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$1.52, or -8.35%. This year-to-date, The Gap, Inc. (GPS) shares have lost -$9.08, or -35.25%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For The Gap, Inc. (GPS) stock, 50% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Hold .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Sell .”

    With 375,788 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $6,268,144K. The Gap, Inc. (GPS) generates $16,580 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,003 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -40.06%, a 3-Year Total Return of -42.62%, and a 5-year Total Return of -57.78%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 38.57%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.243 per share on 10/08/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 5.82%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.97.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in 07/19, The Gap, Inc. (GPS) reported earnings of $0.63 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.52 per share, representing a 0.11 difference and 21.15% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in 04/19, the reported earnings of $0.24 represented a -0.07 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.31 per share, which was a -22.58% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 10/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.51 per share. This estimate came from a total of 6 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.56 and the low estimate was $0.50. In the year-ago quarter, The Gap, Inc. (GPS) generated per-share earnings of $0.69. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -26.09%.

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 1 purchases (7,500 shares in total) and 1 sale (2,593 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 17 insider buys amounting to 125,243 shares and 6 insider sales amounting to 48,700 shares. In the past full year, 42 insider purchases were made (involving 431,804 shares) and 27 insider sell-offs equivalent to 209,249 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, The Gap, Inc. (GPS) has a Current Ratio of 1.96, a Quick Ratio of 0.98 and a Cash Ratio of 0.63. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 35.15, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 26.01, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 15.52. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 15.99 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 35.15.