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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 10502.23. It is in the Apparel Stores industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 14.97, a forward P/E of 12.85 and EPS of 1.77. At a stock price of 26.48 (0.34%) it has a dividend yield of 3.47%.

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 7.40% 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 -1.52%. For the last month performance for The Gap, Inc. is 4.95%. While the last quarter is 47.66% and half year, -2.42%. Finally for the year, performance is -16.71%.

The 52-week high for The Gap, Inc., is at -17.54%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 57.47%. The 20-day simple moving average is 12.10% and 10.57% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.77%, and for the month it is 2.87%. The Gap, Inc., has a target price of 23.7.

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 396.61. The shares float is 216.74, with the float short at 15.65%, with short ratio coming to 4.9.

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 23.7, reached soon?

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