Analyst Ratings for Gap Inc. (GPS)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for GPS last month.

4 analysts declared GPS a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 18 issued a hold rating, 2 gave an underweight rating, and 4 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

GPS was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 35, implying a possible profit of 47.12 percent. The minimum price target given was 20, implying potential capital losses of -15.93 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -7.14 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.76 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

GPS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 13.17 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. GPS has a PEG ratio of 1.04.

In the trailing 52-weeks, GPS hit 30.74 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 21.02. Today's price is 13.18 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 22.61 percent. GPS has a price/earnings ratio of 13.75. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GPS value stock report compares GPS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of GPS is $9.6 billion. GPS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.