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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for GPS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 35, implying potential capital gains of 47.12 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 20, implying a possible loss of -15.93 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.76 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of GPS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 13.17 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 13.18 percent, 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 market cap of GPS is $9.6 billion. GPS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.