NYSE:GPS

14.70
0.67 (4.36%)
The Gap, Inc., commonly known as Gap Inc. or Gap, is an American worldwide clothing and accessories retailer. It was founded in 1969 by Donald Fisher and Doris F. Fisher and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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Analysis and Opinions about GPS-N

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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 30, 2018

The problem with this company and all these clothing stores is that it is very difficult to compete. Space is expensive. The ones that do well are the ones that go online. They are fighting a very difficult secular trend that is happening in the industry.

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August 30, 2018

The problem with this company and all these clothing stores is that it is very difficult to compete. Space is expensive. The ones that do well are the ones that go online. They are fighting a very difficult secular trend that is happening in the industry.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 18, 2018

He doesn't see the Gap different from other garment retailers; it's not special. He owns Lululemon instead, who have enjoyed strong growth. Go for growth. Gap is a laggard. TJX is interesting.

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Gap (GPS-N)
June 18, 2018

He doesn't see the Gap different from other garment retailers; it's not special. He owns Lululemon instead, who have enjoyed strong growth. Go for growth. Gap is a laggard. TJX is interesting.

WAIT
WAIT
November 16, 2017

This is a cheap retail stock. Has a pretty good franchise, but like a lot of brick-and-mortar retail, their numbers have stagnated. This is probably one of the longer-term survivors, but the general sector still seems to be under pressure.

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Gap (GPS-N)
November 16, 2017

This is a cheap retail stock. Has a pretty good franchise, but like a lot of brick-and-mortar retail, their numbers have stagnated. This is probably one of the longer-term survivors, but the general sector still seems to be under pressure.

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$27.480
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BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
January 30, 2017

A beaten up retail stock where they have to reduce footprint and increase online sales. Long term they have had these ups and down. If GPS-N is cheap it is usually a good place to get in.

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Gap (GPS-N)
January 30, 2017

A beaten up retail stock where they have to reduce footprint and increase online sales. Long term they have had these ups and down. If GPS-N is cheap it is usually a good place to get in.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 28, 2016

*Short* Had a good run last quarter, and is up quite substantially, but is up substantially on not a lot of news, and with not anything particularly encouraging. Margins have dropped from 2014, where they were roughly 17%, and are now trending around 10%. Margins are contracting and they are struggling with e-commerce. The bright spot has been Old Navy which has done relatively well. This industry is very fickle in terms of fashion and getting that brand layup. Dividend yield of 3.61%. (Analysts’ price target is $26.20.)

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Gap (GPS-N)
November 28, 2016

*Short* Had a good run last quarter, and is up quite substantially, but is up substantially on not a lot of news, and with not anything particularly encouraging. Margins have dropped from 2014, where they were roughly 17%, and are now trending around 10%. Margins are contracting and they are struggling with e-commerce. The bright spot has been Old Navy which has done relatively well. This industry is very fickle in terms of fashion and getting that brand layup. Dividend yield of 3.61%. (Analysts’ price target is $26.20.)

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 27, 2016

Like many other retailers, it has suffered a bloodbath over the last year, and is down about 8%-10% this year. They haven’t been able to move the merchandise, and in this business if you are not moving the merchandise, you have to start discounting, which eats into the margins. He doesn’t see a real catalyst for growth in the future.

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Gap (GPS-N)
September 27, 2016

Like many other retailers, it has suffered a bloodbath over the last year, and is down about 8%-10% this year. They haven’t been able to move the merchandise, and in this business if you are not moving the merchandise, you have to start discounting, which eats into the margins. He doesn’t see a real catalyst for growth in the future.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 19, 2016

It is down 50%. Getting involved in fashion retailing is hard. Retail is brutal. Same store sales are declining in all brands. It is such a risky place to be.

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Gap (GPS-N)
May 19, 2016

It is down 50%. Getting involved in fashion retailing is hard. Retail is brutal. Same store sales are declining in all brands. It is such a risky place to be.

COMMENT
COMMENT
February 27, 2015

Ralph Lauren (RL-N) or Gap (GPS-N)? Both of these are very reliant on the US consumer. This one generates about 80% of its revenues from the US while Ralph Lauren is 70%. Comparing these he would probably favour this one, primarily because they reach a wider scale of consumer. They have Old Navy at one end, the more economical play, Gap in the middle and Banana Republic for the luxury end. He doesn’t see anything wrong with either of these companies, but would probably look at a name like Nordstrom (JWN-N) instead, which gives you 500 brands.

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Gap (GPS-N)
February 27, 2015

Ralph Lauren (RL-N) or Gap (GPS-N)? Both of these are very reliant on the US consumer. This one generates about 80% of its revenues from the US while Ralph Lauren is 70%. Comparing these he would probably favour this one, primarily because they reach a wider scale of consumer. They have Old Navy at one end, the more economical play, Gap in the middle and Banana Republic for the luxury end. He doesn’t see anything wrong with either of these companies, but would probably look at a name like Nordstrom (JWN-N) instead, which gives you 500 brands.

PARTIAL BUY
PARTIAL BUY
August 13, 2012

Has had a 114% move in the last year. Plays into the value/price consumer theme. Probably a big beneficiary of a strong US$. Have been going through a significant restructuring which is starting to show margin improvement. You have to be careful with consumer discretionary. You could consider buying a small position and then come in again after earnings are reported on Thursday.

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Gap (GPS-N)
August 13, 2012

Has had a 114% move in the last year. Plays into the value/price consumer theme. Probably a big beneficiary of a strong US$. Have been going through a significant restructuring which is starting to show margin improvement. You have to be careful with consumer discretionary. You could consider buying a small position and then come in again after earnings are reported on Thursday.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 16, 2011
Clothing retailing is a very fickle space. Cotton prices have doubled, which have affected everyone by squeezing margins. Recent sales have been very poor internationally.
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Gap (GPS-N)
June 16, 2011
Clothing retailing is a very fickle space. Cotton prices have doubled, which have affected everyone by squeezing margins. Recent sales have been very poor internationally.
COMMENT
COMMENT
June 18, 2009
Retail stores. Up 20% from the beginning of the year. He always worries about the Gap because it is so fashion driven. When they get it wrong nobody would be caught dead in their clothes. When they get it right and make a ton of money.
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Gap (GPS-N)
June 18, 2009
Retail stores. Up 20% from the beginning of the year. He always worries about the Gap because it is so fashion driven. When they get it wrong nobody would be caught dead in their clothes. When they get it right and make a ton of money.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 3, 2007
A stock that has had huge cycles over the last decade. A lot of this comes down to fashion and style. They have a lot of competition and the younger consumer doesn't seem to be embracing them as they did previously.
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Gap (GPS-N)
January 3, 2007
A stock that has had huge cycles over the last decade. A lot of this comes down to fashion and style. They have a lot of competition and the younger consumer doesn't seem to be embracing them as they did previously.
BUY
BUY
June 9, 2005
Model price is $27.50.
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Gap (GPS-N)
June 9, 2005
Model price is $27.50.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 5, 2005
New management has brought the sales up. Feels the world doesn't need another Gap, Banana Republic, etc. and they are reaching market saturation. In the near term, they'll be able to build sales, but in the longer term, they'll reach saturation unless they do something dramatic.
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Gap (GPS-N)
January 5, 2005
New management has brought the sales up. Feels the world doesn't need another Gap, Banana Republic, etc. and they are reaching market saturation. In the near term, they'll be able to build sales, but in the longer term, they'll reach saturation unless they do something dramatic.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 12, 2003
(Was a top pick on July 14/03.Down 3.6%.)Still likes.A major turnaround is happening.
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Gap (GPS-N)
August 12, 2003
(Was a top pick on July 14/03.Down 3.6%.)Still likes.A major turnaround is happening.
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Gap(GPS-N) Rating

Ranking : 1 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 0

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Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 0

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Gap(GPS-N) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gap stock symbol?

Gap is a American stock, trading under the symbol GPS-N on the New York Stock Exchange (GPS). It is usually referred to as NYSE:GPS or GPS-N

Is Gap a buy or a sell?

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Is Gap a good investment or a top pick?

Gap was recommended as a Top Pick by Paul Harris, CFA on 2018-08-30. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Gap.

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What is Gap stock price?

On 2020-02-26, Gap (GPS-N) stock closed at a price of $14.7.