Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) Q4 2016 Sentiment Report

15 Juillet, 2017, 13:51 | Author: Marc Bacque

(The) from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. (The) from a c rating to a b- rating in a research note on Thursday, April 20th.

Hall Kathryn A. holds 90.93% of its portfolio in Gap Inc for 3.39 million shares. Wall Street is only getting more bearish on the stock, with 4 of analysts who cover Global Positioning System having a buy-equivalent rating. Also, the number of funds holding Gap Inc in their top 10 stock positions increased from 3 to 4 for an increase of 1. Do investors think to respond accordingly to new analyst's rating and change a position based on the analyst's rating opinion without any further research? JP Morgan raised its rating on The Gap, Inc.to Neutral on 20/04/2017 in a reversal from its prior Underweight rating. The mean target of $25.00 should be compared with the price when the stock was languishing around $21.02 a share. The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) notched a 12-month high of $25.46 while $35.00 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are now evaluating GPS, $9.54 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. The rating was maintained by Wolfe Research with "Outperform" on Monday, May 1. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company's stock. The stock of Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) has "Sector Perform" rating given on Tuesday, February 9 by RBC Capital Markets.

The Gap, Inc.is an apparel retail company. (GPS) traded up 2.19% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $23.28. Unusual volume can be a major signal that investment gurus and momentum traders are piling into a stock ahead of a catalyst. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $22.83 and a 200 day moving average of $23.85.

The stock Hit its 1-year high of $30.74 on 11/17/16 and its 1-year low price of $21.02 on 07/10/17. Gap, Inc. (The) also was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. The Stock becomes significant when you consider how many shares are shorted versus the average daily volume, means how many days to cover those short shares at that volume.

Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2016 Q4. The apparel retailer reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $3.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.39 billion. Gap, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 4.46% and a return on equity of 29.75%.

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The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, July 26th. Samlyn Capital Ltd Liability invested in 0.39% or 760,554 shares.

According to Yahoo Finance, The Dividend Date for Gap Inc is Jul 26, 2017 and its Ex-Dividend Date is Jun 30, 2017. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.27%. Gap, Inc. (The)'s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 53.18%. Kirwan Jeff had sold 5,000 shares worth $124,400 on Tuesday, May 16. Floating stock is calculated by subtracting closely-held shares and restricted stock from a firm's total outstanding shares. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Its share price has risen 8.25% in three months and is up 2.31% for the last five trades. The Company's products are available to clients online through Company-owned Websites and through the use of third-parties that provide logistics and fulfillment services.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ boosted its position in Gap, Inc. (The) by 0.4% in the first quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC now owns 118,819 shares of the apparel retailer's stock valued at $2,886,000 after buying an additional 118,196 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Gap, Inc. (The) by 8.0% in the second quarter. Hefty Wealth Partners increased its stake in Gap, Inc. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 1,257,992 shares of the apparel retailer's stock worth $30,556,000 after buying an additional 776,400 shares during the period. Centre Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Gap, Inc. (The) during the fourth quarter valued at about $33,632,000. Finally, Nuveen Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Gap, Inc. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 29,517 shares of the apparel retailer's stock worth $649,000 after buying an additional 2,186 shares in the last quarter. 21 told the investors of the company to "Hold" stock.

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