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How has The Gap, Inc.:(NYSE:GPS) performed recently?

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 10337.71. It is in the Apparel Stores industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 13.63, a forward P/E of 13.09 and EPS of 1.98. At a stock price of 26.86 (-0.46%) it has a dividend yield of 3.41%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 3.50%, more recently this last year it has grown by -22.30%. The next year growth is going to be about 7.34% and more long-term 7.98% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -40.20%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.50% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -1.20%.

For performance, The Gap, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 7.36%. For the last month performance for The Gap, Inc. is 7.40%. While the last quarter is 50.83% and half year, 0.81%. Finally for the year, performance is -12.56%.

The 52-week high for The Gap, Inc., is at -16.34%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 59.76%. The 20-day simple moving average is 15.20% and 12.14% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.71%, and for the month it is 3.04%. The Gap, Inc., has a target price of 23.27.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.52, and for total debt/equity The Gap, Inc. has 0.68. The gross margin is 35.60%, while operating margin is 8.20%, the profit margin is 4.60%. The current ratio is 1.5 and the quick ratio is 0.8.

Insider ownership is at 5.30%, with instituitional ownership at 59.80%. The Gap, Inc. has a payout ratio of 51.60%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 383.02. The shares float is 216.78, with the float short at 15.46%, with short ratio coming to 4.74.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see The Gap, Inc., get 9.40%, with its returns on investment at 22.80%. Return on equity is 27.90%. So will the investors see the target price of 23.27, reached soon?

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