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.

Several price targets were given for GPS by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 35, implying a possible profit of 47.12 percent. The lowest price target was 20, implying potential capital losses of -15.93 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -7.14 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.76 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of GPS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 13.17 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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. The PEG ratio of GPS is 1.04.

GPS has a 52-week high of 30.74 and a 52-week low of 21.02. Currently the stock is 13.18 percent higher than its low, and 22.61 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $9.6 billion. GPS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.