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How to buy Gap stock
Learn how to easily invest in Gap stock.
Gap (GPS) is a leading apparel retail business based in the US. It opened the day at $13.19 after a previous close of $13.32. During the day the price has varied from a low of $12.90 to a high of $13.19. The latest price was $13.10 (25 minute delay). Gap is listed on the NYSE and employs 97,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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Gap stock price (NYSE: GPS)Use our graph to track the performance of GPS stocks over time.
Gap shares at a glance
|52-week range||$7.55 - $17.40|
|50-day moving average||$13.05|
|200-day moving average||$11.02|
|Wall St. target price||$12.00|
|Dividend yield||$0.57 (4.5%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.15|
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Gap price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-19)||2.83%|
|1 month (2022-12-23)||8.62%|
|3 months (2022-10-26)||20.96%|
|6 months (2022-07-26)||50.40%|
|1 year (2022-01-22)||N/A|
|2 years (2021-01-26)||-39.96%|
|3 years (2020-01-24)||17.66|
|5 years (2018-01-26)||34.85|
Is Gap stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Gap stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Gap's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Gap's P/E ratio
Gap's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 87x. In other words, Gap shares trade at around 87x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Gap's PEG ratio
Gap's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.31. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Gap's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Gap's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $531 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Gap's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$15.9 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.01%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.05%|
|Market capitalisation||$4.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Gap's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Gap.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Gap's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 10.38
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Gap's overall score of 10.38 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Gap is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Gap's environmental score
Environmental score: 1.61/100
Gap's environmental score of 1.61 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Gap is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Gap's social score
Social score: 3.58/100
Gap's social score of 3.58 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Gap is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Gap's governance score
Governance score: 2.19/100
Gap's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Gap is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Gap's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Gap scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Gap hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||10.38|
|Total ESG percentile||3.96|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||3|
Gap share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 1.82% of net profits
Recently Gap has paid out, on average, around 1.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Gap shareholders could enjoy a 4.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gap's case, that would currently equate to about $0.57 per share.
While Gap's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Gap is investing more in its future growth.
Gap's most recent dividend payout was on 24 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 January 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Gap's shares ever split?
Gap's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 21 June 1999. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Gap shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Gap shares which in turn could have impacted Gap's share price.
Gap share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Gap's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.5525 up to $17.3954. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Gap's is 1.8877. This would suggest that Gap's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
The Gap, Inc. operates as an apparel retail company. The company offers apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta brands. Its products include denim, tees, fleece, and khakis; eyewear, jewelry, shoes, handbags, and fragrances; and fitness and lifestyle products for use in yoga, training, sports, travel, and everyday activities for women and girls. The company offers its products through company-operated stores, franchise stores, Websites, third-party arrangements, and catalogs. It has franchise agreements with unaffiliated franchisees to operate Old Navy, Gap, Athleta, and Banana Republic stores and websites in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. As of December 31, 2021, the company had 2,835 company-operated stores and 564 franchise stores.
Gap in the news
DEADLINE ALERT for GPS, VERU, NEO, SI: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders
Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Reminds Investors That Class Action Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against Generac, Veru, Gap, and Singularity and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm
THE GAP, INC. (NYSE: GPS) SHAREHOLDER CLASS ACTION ALERT: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reminds Investors of the Deadline to File a Lead Plaintiff Motion in a Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against The Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS)
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Gap is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 50.825% of Gap shares are held by insiders and 58.854% by institutions. How many people work for Gap?
Latest data suggests 97,000 work at Gap. When does the fiscal year end for Gap?
Gap's fiscal year ends in January. Where is Gap based?
Gap's address is: Two Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA, United States, 94105 What is Gap's ISIN number?
Gap's international securities identification number is: US3647601083 What is Gap's CUSIP number?
Gap's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 364760108
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