The Gap is shuttering its Fifth Avenue store in New York, as confirmed by the company.
At the beginning of November, Gap had more than 1,000 stores around the world and nearly 800 stores in North America. But weakening sales and squeezed margins in recent years rendered many of those stores unprofitable and led to the company’s plan to start shutting them down. The closing of the Fifth Avenue store, scheduled for January 20, is only a part of the planned closures of hundreds of Gap stores.
According to Gap CEO Art Peck, closing stores could save Gap up to $100 million in profit.
In its latest quarter, Gap's sales declined -7% compared to a year ago. Other brands owned by Gap are Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Athleta, which reportedly are in a better position compared to the company’s namesake brand.
Expect a price pull-back in the near future.
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where GPS declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Aroon Indicator for GPS entered a downward trend on June 01, 2023. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options.
The RSI Oscillator points to a transition from a downward trend to an upward trend -- in cases where GPS's RSI Oscillator exited the oversold zone, of 25 resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on May 26, 2023. You may want to consider a long position or call options on GPS as a result. In of 93 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for GPS just turned positive on May 26, 2023. Looking at past instances where GPS's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 55 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a +1 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where GPS advanced for three days, in of 290 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
GPS may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is seriously undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (1.361) is normal, around the industry mean (3.366). P/E Ratio (77.200) is within average values for comparable stocks, (107.547). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (1.003) is also within normal values, averaging (4.382). Dividend Yield (0.074) settles around the average of (0.041) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (0.192) is also within normal values, averaging (1.527).
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Seasonality Score of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating slightly worse than average price growth. GPS’s price grows at a lower rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating weak sales and an unprofitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating that the returns do not compensate for the risks. GPS’s unstable profits reported over time resulted in significant Drawdowns within these last five years. A stable profit reduces stock drawdown and volatility. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 82, placing this stock worse than average.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
an operator of stores that retail clothing, accessories and personal care products
A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, GPS has been closely correlated with URBN. These tickers have moved in lockstep 69% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if GPS jumps, then URBN could also see price increases.
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