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What should you know before buying stock in Gap, Inc. (GPS)

Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) is 2.92% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $7.22 and a high of $28.59 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The GPS stock was last observed hovering at around $22.26 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.74%.

Currently trading at $21.52, the stock is 1.00% and -6.34% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 7.7 million and changing -3.32% at the moment leaves the stock 24.04% off its SMA200. GPS registered 172.41% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 59.64%.

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The stock witnessed a -1.65% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 8.85%, and is -2.67% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 4.16% over the week and 4.10% over the month.

Gap, Inc. (GPS) has around 85000 employees, a market worth around $8.04B and $14.89B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 16.14 and Fwd P/E is 13.51. Profit margin for the company is 3.37%. Distance from 52-week low is 198.06% and -24.73% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (6.75%).

The EPS is expected to shrink by -0.64% this year.

Gap, Inc. (GPS) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 372.00M, and float is at 221.07M with Short Float at 15.57%.

Gap, Inc. (GPS) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Breitbard Mark,the company’sPresident & CEO, Gap Brand. SEC filings show that Breitbard Mark sold 17,392 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 26 ’24 at a price of $27.94 per share for a total of $0.49 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.12 million shares.

Gap, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Mar 26 ’24 that O’Connell Katrina (Chief Financial Officer) sold a total of 9,818 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Mar 26 ’24 and was made at $27.94 per share for $0.27 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.0 shares of the GPS stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Mar 26 ’24, Gruber Julie (Chief Legal&Compliance Officer) disposed off 9,414 shares at an average price of $27.94 for $0.26 million. The insider now directly holds 1,384 shares of Gap, Inc. (GPS).

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