If You Don’t Invest In Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) Now, You’ll Regret It Later.

The trading price of Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) closed lower on Tuesday, April 02, closing at $26.61, -2.35% lower than its previous close.

The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 19.96, while its 5Y monthly beta was 2.22. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $28.59 and a 52-week low of $7.22. Over the past month, the stock has gained 39.61% in value.

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Gap, Inc., whose market valuation is $9.94 billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report May 23, 2024 – May 27, 2024. The dividend yield on the company stock is 2.25%, while its Forward Dividend ratio is 0.60. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by $0.13 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $1.4 for 2025 and $1.57 for 2026. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of -2.10% this year and 12.10% next year.

Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $3.28 billion for the current quarter, with the likely lows of $3.25 billion and highs of $3.33 billion. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2025 is $14.8 billion. The company’s revenue is forecast to drop by -0.60% over what it did in 2025.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Gap, Inc. No upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest GPS has a 100% Buy on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 100% Buy, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 100% Buy.

If we dig deeper into the stock’s outlook, we see that the stock’s PEG is 1.39, which symbolizes a positive outlook. A quick review shows that GPS’s price is currently 10.02% off the SMA20 and 24.53% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 66.67, and weekly volatility stands at 2.44%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 4.49%. Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS)’s beta value is currently sitting at 2.28, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.94.

To see how Gap, Inc. stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: GPS stock’s performance was -2.35% in the latest trading, and 179.81% in the past year. Gap, Inc. has a P/E ratio of 19.96.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) indicates that the 3-month average is 7.62 million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 8.61 million.

Currently, records show that 372.00 million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 42.42% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 58.77%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Mar 15, 2024, stood at 34.5 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 3.64 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 9.24% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in March were up slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 28.28 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen 27.26% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.