Needle Moving Activity Spotted in The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS)

Needle Moving Activity Spotted in The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS)

Insiders own 30.00% of the company's stock. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB's holdings in Gap were worth $664,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $1.2 Billion over the past twelve months. Looking at this figure it suggests that the shares of The Gap, Inc. ARP Americas LLC bought a new stake in shares of Gap during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $227,000. Two Sigma Advisers LP increased its position in Gap by 564.9% in the third quarter. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,867,728 shares of the company's stock, valued at $217,968,754.24.

In the quarter ending July 2016, The Gap, Inc. delivered an even larger earnings beat. Earnings per share serves as an indicator of a company's profitability.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms' analysts on the street with an expectant view have Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) high price target of $34 and with a conservative view have low price target of $20.

On 5/16/2017 Jeff Kirwan, CEO, sold 5,000 with an average share price of $24.88 per share and the total transaction amounting to $124,400.00. Market capitalization (market cap) is the total dollar market value of all of a company's outstanding shares. Gap also was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 31,496 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 695% compared to the typical volume of 3,964 put options.

Gap (NYSE:GPS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 18th. On average, equities research analysts expect that Gap will post $1.99 earnings per share for the current year.

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Fueled by favorable comps, net sales remained almost flat with the year-ago quarter at $3,440 million. It has a return on equity (ROE) of 20.60%. During the same period past year, the company earned $0.32 EPS.

As the earnings date approaches, we can see that insider ownership is now 7.30% shares, and institutional ownership is at 56.80% for The Gap, Inc. Investors of record on Wednesday, July 5th will be given a dividend of 0.23 per share by the apparel retailer on Wednesday, July 26th. It has a dividend yield of 3.74%. Gap's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 55.09%.

In recent action, The Gap, Inc.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on Global Positioning System shares. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Gap from a "c" rating to a "b-" rating in a report on Thursday, April 20th. The consensus target price for the shares was $25.00 before today's report.

The Relative Strength Index (RSI), developed by J. Welles Wilder, is a momentum oscillator that calculates the speed and change of price movements. Overall, shares of Gap have outperformed the Zacks categorized Retail - Apparel/Shoe industry year to date.

The company's consensus rating is now Hold, with 3 analysts rating it a Strong Buy, and 12 analysts rating it with a Hold. He cites Gap's nimbler supply chain, which has reduced time to market and given the company more flexibility in assessing how product is selling, allowing it to avoid overstocks and heavy markdowns. Wells Fargo & Co restated a "market perform" rating and set a $25.50 price objective (up previously from $24.50) on shares of Gap in a report on Friday, March 17th. Another trade for 6,764 shares valued at $169,054 was made by Chapman Paul Joseph on Monday, November 21.

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