Brokerage Ratings Worth Looking At: The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS), ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA)

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) showed a decline of -1.42% from the market’s prior closing price. That fall sent the price at $23.66 per share as of January 13,2017 when the total trading capacity was lower compared with their three months average volume of 6.27M shares. The consensus analyst PT for this stock has now been moved to $25.66.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) Price Indications

The firm keeps price-to-earnings ratio at 14.15 in 12 months. In last trade, the intraday high was $24.21, putting the share price -22.25% below its 52-week high and trades 43.63% higher from the lowest price they have traded at during the previous year. It turned lower -6.10% from its 50-day simple moving average. The current price is up 1.61% from the average market prices over a 200-day period.

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) Thorough Brokerage Views

There are numerous brokerage names which are spending time researching on this stock. Of them, 3 have a Sell, 2 suggested Buy, 1 said Outperform and 21 called Hold rating for the stock, based on Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. 4 recommends the stock is “underperforming”. The company has a Consensus Recommendation of 3.16, according to Thomson Reuters data.

On January 13,2017, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) closed session down at $23.69 with -0.08%. The institutional holdings in the company makes up 87.80% while the Beta factor is 2.06. The stock’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) reached 89.98.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA) Price Potential

In recent trade, the price was 132.78% up its 200 day moving average and was brought 78.08% up versus its 50-day simple moving average. The stock exchanged hands at a volume of 14.66M shares whereas, the average volume was 10.23M shares. In the past 12 months, the share price floated in the $4.37 -$23.81 range. The market capitalization arrived at market cap 4.60 billion. After the day trading kicked off at $23.69, the stock was seen approaching $23.67 as its bottom price and $23.71 as its intraday high price. In previous session, the price was settled at $23.71.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) Analyst Point of Interest

There were more than a few analysts who recently mentioned the stock in their research. Currently the stock is holding a ‘Buy’ rating from 1 equity analysts. 0 Wall Street brokerages assign ‘Sell’ rating for the firm. 7 analysts are of a belief the stock is a ‘Hold’. ‘Underperform’ verdict was provided by 0 analysts and ‘Overweight’ verdict was shared by 1 analysts. The company has a Mean Recommendation of 2.67 based on a scale of 1-5 provided by Thomson Reuters.

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) Earns 21 Analysts Hold Rating

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) registered a 1.27% increase, still its new closing price is 45.69% up from the company’s 1 year high of 30.43.It posted 3.23% gains in previous 5 sessions and is now the subject of 21 analysts who together assign a hold rating on stock. 4 of Wall Street analysts have an underperform rating; the 3 sells versus 2 buy or better ratings. The 31 stock analysts following this company have an average price target at $25.66, with individual PT in the $20.00-$36.00 range. The shares moved at $24.00, implying that brokerage firms see shares gaining about 11.04% in twelve months time.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) SEC Form 4 News

The stock is getting much attention these days as insiders are offloading shares while they posted a 6.95% rise year to date. A President at The Gap, Inc. (GPS) offloaded shares in a transaction closed on Monday November 21, 2016. Kirwan Jeff sold 11,406 shares in the company at $25.38 each and collected $289,000 in proceeds. Kirwan Jeff now owns 8,763 shares in the company after this transaction. A EVP, CIO in the company, Chapman Paul Joseph, disclosed a transaction on Monday November 21, 2016 that ended up generating $169,000 from the sale of 6,764 shares at $24.99 per share.

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) Upcoming Results on Tap

The Gap, Inc. will next provide financial results for the April 2017 quarter. Stock analysts expect it to report per-share earnings of $0.35 in that period. Sales during the quarter are predicted to arrive at $3.42 billion.

Earnings surprise history: Last quarter, the company posted approximately $3.8 billion in revenue and EPS of $0.60. The mean forecast was for $3.74 billion and $0.60 a share, respectively. One quarter earlier, revenue for the stock was at $3.85 billion, with earnings at $0.60/share.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) Brokerage Update

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) is in Piper Jaffray’s research list so their analyst rating change is noteworthy. These shares were upgraded to Neutral from Underweight by Piper Jaffray, according to news reported on Monday November 28, 2016.Another important research note was issued by Citigroup on Friday November 18, 2016.The firm downgraded GPS to Sell from Neutral. Over the last six months and over the last three months, the shares of The Gap, Inc. (GPS), have changed 5.55% and -9.70%, respectively.

Prominent Analysts Reporting Update: The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS), QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP)

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) showed a decline of -0.88% from the market’s prior closing price. That fall sent the price at $23.70 per share as of January 11,2017 when the total trading capacity was lower compared with their three months average volume of 6.25M shares. The consensus analyst PT for this stock has now been moved to $25.55.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) Price Indications

The firm keeps price-to-earnings ratio at 14.17 in 12 months. In last trade, the intraday high was $24.33, putting the share price -22.11% below its 52-week high and trades 43.87% higher from the lowest price they have traded at during the previous year. It turned lower -6.42% from its 50-day simple moving average. The current price is up 1.58% from the average market prices over a 200-day period.

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) Thorough Brokerage Views

There are numerous brokerage names which are spending time researching on this stock. Of them, 3 have a Sell, 2 suggested Buy, 1 said Outperform and 21 called Hold rating for the stock, based on Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. 4 recommends the stock is “underperforming”. The company has a Consensus Recommendation of 3.16, according to Thomson Reuters data.

On January 11,2017, QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) closed session up at $18.10 with 1.34%. The institutional holdings in the company makes up 92.40% while the Beta factor is 1.96. The stock’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) reached 43.90.

QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) Price Potential

In recent trade, the price was 1.10% up its 200 day moving average and was brought -0.91% down versus its 50-day simple moving average. The stock exchanged hands at a volume of 3.98M shares whereas, the average volume was 3.61M shares. In the past 12 months, the share price floated in the $8.54 -$21.12 range. The market capitalization arrived at market cap 4.35 billion. After the day trading kicked off at $17.88, the stock was seen approaching $17.57 as its bottom price and $18.12 as its intraday high price. In previous session, the price was settled at $17.86.

QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) Analyst Point of Interest

There were more than a few analysts who recently mentioned the stock in their research. Currently the stock is holding a ‘Buy’ rating from 5 equity analysts. 0 Wall Street brokerages assign ‘Sell’ rating for the firm. 5 analysts are of a belief the stock is a ‘Hold’. ‘Underperform’ verdict was provided by 0 analysts and ‘Overweight’ verdict was shared by 9 analysts. The company has a Mean Recommendation of 2.00 based on a scale of 1-5 provided by Thomson Reuters.

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) Earns 21 Analysts Hold Rating

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) registered a 0.29% increase, still its new closing price is 45.14% up from the company’s 1 year high of 30.43.It posted 1.83% gains in previous 5 sessions and is now the subject of 21 analysts who together assign a hold rating on stock. 4 of Wall Street analysts have an underperform rating; the 3 sells versus 2 buy or better ratings. The 31 stock analysts following this company have an average price target at $25.66, with individual PT in the $20.00-$36.00 range. The shares moved at $23.91, implying that brokerage firms see shares gaining about 9.65% in twelve months time.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) SEC Form 4 News

The stock is getting much attention these days as insiders are offloading shares while they posted a 6.55% rise year to date. A President at The Gap, Inc. (GPS) offloaded shares in a transaction closed on Monday November 21, 2016. Kirwan Jeff sold 11,406 shares in the company at $25.38 each and collected $289,000 in proceeds. Kirwan Jeff now owns 8,763 shares in the company after this transaction. A EVP, CIO in the company, Chapman Paul Joseph, disclosed a transaction on Monday November 21, 2016 that ended up generating $169,000 from the sale of 6,764 shares at $24.99 per share.

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) Upcoming Results on Tap

The Gap, Inc. will next provide financial results for the April 2017 quarter. Stock analysts expect it to report per-share earnings of $0.35 in that period. Sales during the quarter are predicted to arrive at $3.42 billion.

Earnings surprise history: Last quarter, the company posted approximately $3.8 billion in revenue and EPS of $0.60. The mean forecast was for $3.74 billion and $0.60 a share, respectively. One quarter earlier, revenue for the stock was at $3.85 billion , with earnings at $0.60/share.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) Brokerage Update

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) is in Piper Jaffray’s research list so their analyst rating change is noteworthy. These shares were upgraded to Neutral from Underweight by Piper Jaffray, according to news reported on Monday November 28, 2016.Another important research note was issued by Citigroup on Friday November 18, 2016.The firm downgraded GPS to Sell from Neutral. Over the last six months and over the last three months, the shares of The Gap, Inc. (GPS), have changed 4.44% and -8.58%, respectively.

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) on January 5, 2017 reported that net sales were up 1 percent and comparable sales were positive 2 percent for the November and December 2016 holiday season, compared with last year.

December Sales Results

Gap Inc.’s net sales for the five-week period ended December 31, 2016 increased 3 percent to $2.07 billion, compared with net sales of $2.01 billion for the five-week period ended January 2, 2016.

The company’s comparable sales for December 2016 were up 4 percent versus a 5 percent decrease last year. Comparable sales by global brand for December 2016 were as follows:

  • Gap Global: positive 1 percent versus negative 2 percent last year
  • Banana Republic Global: negative 7 percent versus negative 9 percent last year
  • Old Navy Global: positive 12 percent versus negative 7 percent last year

Additional insight into Gap Inc.’s sales performance is available by calling 1-800-GAP-NEWS (1-800-427-6397). International callers may call 706-902-4949. The recording will be available at approximately 1:15 p.m. Pacific Time on January 5, 2017 and available for replay until 1:15 p.m. Pacific Time on January 13, 2017.

January Sales

The company will report January sales at 1:15 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, February 6, 2017.

Analyst Coverage That Needs Your Attention: The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS), Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN)

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) showed a growth of 2.14% from the market’s prior closing price. That gain sent the price at $23.84 per share as of January 09,2017 when the total trading capacity was higher compared with their three months average volume of 6.68M shares. The consensus analyst PT for this stock has now been moved to $25.55.

The Gap, Inc. (GPS) Price Indications

The firm keeps price-to-earnings ratio at 14.26 in 12 months. In last trade, the intraday high was $24.03, putting the share price -21.65% below its 52-week high and trades 44.72% higher from the lowest price they have traded at during the previous year. It turned lower -6.27% from its 50-day simple moving average. The current price is up 2.01% from the average market prices over a 200-day period.

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) Thorough Brokerage Views

There are numerous brokerage names which are spending time researching on this stock. Of them, 3 have a Sell, 2 suggested Buy, 1 said Outperform and 21 called Hold rating for the stock, based on Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. 4 recommends the stock is “underperforming”. The company has a Consensus Recommendation of 3.16, according to Thomson Reuters data.

On January 09,2017, Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) closed session down at $3.52 with -0.28%. The institutional holdings in the company makes up 54.10% while the Beta factor is 1.32. The stock’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) reached 44.06.

Groupon, Inc. (GRPN) Price Potential

In recent trade, the price was -16.92% down its 200 day moving average and was brought -8.41% down versus its 50-day simple moving average. The stock exchanged hands at a volume of 7.19M shares whereas, the average volume was 13.87M shares. In the past 12 months, the share price floated in the $2.15 -$5.94 range. The market capitalization arrived at market cap 2.09 billion. After the day trading kicked off at $3.54, the stock was seen approaching $3.51 as its bottom price and $3.63 as its intraday high price. In previous session, the price was settled at $3.53.

Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) Analyst Point of Interest

There were more than a few analysts who recently mentioned the stock in their research. Currently the stock is holding a ‘Buy’ rating from 1 equity analysts. 1 Wall Street brokerages assign ‘Sell’ rating for the firm. 11 analysts are of a belief the stock is a ‘Hold’. ‘Underperform’ verdict was provided by 1 analysts and ‘Overweight’ verdict was shared by 4 analysts. The company has a Mean Recommendation of 2.83 based on a scale of 1-5 provided by Thomson Reuters.

Hunt For Analyst Views To Observe: The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS), RPM International Inc. (NYSE:RPM)

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) Detailed Analyst Recommendation

There are a handful of analysts covering the stock. Of them, 2 have a “buy”, 3 suggested “sell”, 21 said “hold” and 4 called “underperform” rating for the stock, according to Thomson Reuters data. 1 recommends the stock is “outperforming”. The company has an Average Rating of 3.16 based on analysts tracked by Thomson Reuters.

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) made a -3.93% move from the market’s previous close, putting the price on the $23.25 per share as of 01/05/2017. The total volume of shares traded was above their three months average volume of 6,420,000 shares. The firm maintains a P/E ratio of 13.91 in 12 months. The Gap, Inc. consensus analyst price target has now moved to $25.62. On a given day, the intraday low was $22.75. That means the share price went down -23.59% from its 52-week low and trades up 41.14% versus the highest price the stock has traded at during the previous year. It shifted down -0.70% versus its 200 day moving average. The current price dropped -9.02% from the average market prices over a 50-day period.

RPM International Inc. recently traded 1.30% above its 50-day simple moving average and went up 3.18% from its 200-day simple moving average. The debt-to-equity ratio (D/E) remains 1.15. The institutional ownership stake in the corporation is 74.40% while the Beta value stands at 1.36. Its RSI (Relative Strength Index) reached 46.76.

On 01/05/2017, RPM International Inc. (NYSE:RPM) ended trading lower at $52.60 with -4.08%. The firm exchanged hands at a volume of 2,046,998 whereas, the average volume was 588.72K shares. In the past 52 weeks, the share price moved between $36.16 and $55.57. The market cap landed at $7.03B. After the day began at $52.04, the stock was seen hitting $52.80 as its intraday high price and $51.43 as its bottom price. The prior close was recorded at $54.84.

RPM International Inc. (NYSE:RPM) Analyst Research Coverage

A number of Wall Street analysts recently commented on the stock. Currently the company has earned ‘Buy’ from 1 equity analysts. 0 analysts assign ‘Sell’ rating for the stock. 9 analysts have suggested the company is a ‘Hold’. ‘Underperform’ verdict was shared by 0 analysts and ‘Overweight’ recommendation was issued by 2 analysts. The company has an Average Rating of 2.67 based on Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S scale of 1-5.

Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) comparable sales in December surged against the odds

Apparel Retail giant Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) posted a surprise surge in December comparable sales, and said it expected 2016 profit to beat the forecast, in sharp comparison to weak holiday sales from department store operators and some apparel retailers.

Company’s stock, which was boosted from robust demand for its Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) and Old Navy brands, were up 8% at US$25.14 in after-market trading on Thursday.

In the recent times the company has been in the process of overhauling the Gap and banana republic brands, looking to repeat the success of the low-end Old Navy attire.

Meanwhile comparable sales of its signature Gap brand surged I% in December, in contrast with a 2% drop year over year.

Sales of old Navy brand surged 12%, in contrast with a 7% drop year over year.

The company’s comparable sales increased 4% in December in contrast with the analyst’s prediction of a 0.7% drop.

In the recent periods Gap and other traditional apparel chains have been struggling with the surging status of online retailers and fast-fashion chains such as H&M, Forever 21 and Inditex’s Zara, which are popular for offering up-to-the-minute clothes at much better prices.

Gap (GPS), which is also shutting stores and reducing overhead costs, said it now expected full-year 2016 adjusted profit to be modestly above the higher end of the prediction range of US$1.87-US$1.92 per share.

Furthermore department-store chains Macy’s Inc and Kohl’s Corp both dropped their 2016 profit projections on Wednesday, after their holiday season sales dropped more than estimated.

Moreover American Eagle Outfitters Inc, which said fourth-quarter comparable sales to date were flat, said on Thursday “the holiday sales season was choppy and highly promotional.”

Notable Analyst Opinions: Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN), The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS)

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) Detailed Analyst Recommendation

There are a handful of analysts covering the stock. Of them, 9 have a “buy”, 0 suggested “sell”, 23 said “hold” and 0 called “underperform” rating for the stock, according to Thomson Reuters data. 2 recommends the stock is “outperforming”. The company has an Average Rating of 2.41 based on analysts tracked by Thomson Reuters.

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) made a 0.35% move from the market’s previous close, putting the price on the $28.58 per share as of 01/03/2017. The total volume of shares traded was above their three months average volume of 2,700,000 shares. The firm maintains a P/E ratio of 14.85 in 12 months. Urban Outfitters, Inc. consensus analyst price target has now moved to $36.39. On a given day, the intraday low was $28.23. That means the share price went down -29.95% from its 52-week low and trades up 42.47% versus the highest price the stock has traded at during the previous year. It shifted down -10.07% versus its 200 day moving average. The current price dropped -14.20% from the average market prices over a 50-day period.

The Gap, Inc. recently traded -8.45% below its 50-day simple moving average and went up 0.06% from its 200-day simple moving average. The debt-to-equity ratio (D/E) remains 0.64. The institutional ownership stake in the corporation is 60.10% while the Beta value stands at 0.97. Its RSI (Relative Strength Index) reached 44.72.

On 01/03/2017, The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) ended trading higher at $23.48 with 4.63%. The firm exchanged hands at a volume of 9,143,617 whereas, the average volume was 6.26M shares. In the past 52 weeks, the share price moved between $16.47 and $30.43. The market cap landed at $9.49B. After the day began at $22.72, the stock was seen hitting $23.58 as its intraday high price and $22.69 as its bottom price. The prior close was recorded at $22.44.

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) Analyst Research Coverage

A number of Wall Street analysts recently commented on the stock. Currently the company has earned ‘Buy’ from 2 equity analysts. 3 analysts assign ‘Sell’ rating for the stock. 21 analysts have suggested the company is a ‘Hold’. ‘Underperform’ verdict was shared by 4 analysts and ‘Overweight’ recommendation was issued by 1 analysts. The company has an Average Rating of 3.16 based on Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S scale of 1-5.

A Look At Analyst Coverage On Two Stocks: The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS), CoreCivic, Inc. (NYSE:CXW)

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) Detailed Analyst Recommendation

There are a handful of analysts covering the stock. Of them, 2 have a “buy”, 3 suggested “sell”, 21 said “hold” and 4 called “underperform” rating for the stock, according to Thomson Reuters data. 1 recommends the stock is “outperforming”. The company has an Average Rating of 3.16 based on analysts tracked by Thomson Reuters.

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) made a 0.13% move from the market’s previous close, putting the price on the $22.73 per share as of 12/29/2016. The total volume of shares traded was below their three months average volume of 6,220,000 shares. The firm maintains a P/E ratio of 13.59 in 12 months. The Gap, Inc. consensus analyst price target has now moved to $25.62. On a given day, the intraday low was $22.55. That means the share price went down -26.06% from its 52-week low and trades up 36.58% versus the highest price the stock has traded at during the previous year. It shifted down -4.36% versus its 200 day moving average. The current price dropped -12.75% from the average market prices over a 50-day period.

CoreCivic, Inc. recently traded 22.08% above its 50-day simple moving average and went down -1.33% from its 200-day simple moving average. The debt-to-equity ratio (D/E) remains 0.99. The institutional ownership stake in the corporation is 86.40% while the Beta value stands at 1.02. Its RSI (Relative Strength Index) reached 65.53.

On 12/29/2016, CoreCivic, Inc. (NYSE:CXW) ended trading higher at $24.41 with 1.03%. The firm exchanged hands at a volume of 1,198,750 whereas, the average volume was 2.76M shares. In the past 52 weeks, the share price moved between $12.56 and $33.75. The market cap landed at $2.87B. After the day began at $23.65, the stock was seen hitting $24.57 as its intraday high price and $23.65 as its bottom price. The prior close was recorded at $24.16.

CoreCivic, Inc. (NYSE:CXW) Analyst Research Coverage

A number of Wall Street analysts recently commented on the stock. Currently the company has earned ‘Buy’ from 1 equity analysts. 0 analysts assign ‘Sell’ rating for the stock. 1 analysts have suggested the company is a ‘Hold’. ‘Underperform’ verdict was shared by 0 analysts and ‘Overweight’ recommendation was issued by 1 analysts. The company has an Average Rating of 2.00 based on Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S scale of 1-5.

Looking At Recent Specialist Ratings: The Chemours Company (NYSE:CC), The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS)

The Chemours Company (NYSE:CC) Detailed Analyst Recommendation

There are a handful of analysts covering the stock. Of them, 1 have a “buy”, 1 suggested “sell”, 5 said “hold” and 0 called “underperform” rating for the stock, according to Thomson Reuters data. 1 recommends the stock is “outperforming”. The company has an Average Rating of 2.88 based on analysts tracked by Thomson Reuters.

The Chemours Company (NYSE:CC) made a -1.22% move from the market’s previous close, putting the price on the $22.75 per share as of 12/27/2016. The total volume of shares traded was below their three months average volume of 3,050,000 shares. The firm maintains a P/E ratio of 27.81 in 12 months. The Chemours Company consensus analyst price target has now moved to $22.14. On a given day, the intraday low was $22.56. That means the share price went down -16.64% from its 52-week low and trades up 652.47% versus the highest price the stock has traded at during the previous year. It shifted up 75.64% versus its 200 day moving average. The current price escalated 7.00% from the average market prices over a 50-day period.

The Gap, Inc. recently traded -13.26% below its 50-day simple moving average and went down -4.66% from its 200-day simple moving average. The debt-to-equity ratio (D/E) remains 0.64. The institutional ownership stake in the corporation is 60.10% while the Beta value stands at 0.95. Its RSI (Relative Strength Index) reached 34.13.

On 12/27/2016, The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) ended trading higher at $22.72 with 0.62%. The firm exchanged hands at a volume of 2,577,686 whereas, the average volume was 6.24M shares. In the past 52 weeks, the share price moved between $16.64 and $30.74. The market cap landed at $9.02B. After the day began at $22.71, the stock was seen hitting $23.10 as its intraday high price and $22.62 as its bottom price. The prior close was recorded at $22.58.

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) Analyst Research Coverage

A number of Wall Street analysts recently commented on the stock. Currently the company has earned ‘Buy’ from 2 equity analysts. 3 analysts assign ‘Sell’ rating for the stock. 21 analysts have suggested the company is a ‘Hold’. ‘Underperform’ verdict was shared by 4 analysts and ‘Overweight’ recommendation was issued by 1 analysts. The company has an Average Rating of 3.16 based on Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S scale of 1-5.