GAP (GPS) Issues FY19 Earnings Guidance
GAP (NYSE:GPS) updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.55-2.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.56. GAP also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $2.55-2.60 EPS.
A number of research analysts have commented on GPS shares. B. Riley dropped their price objective on shares of GAP from $35.00 to $33.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, August 24th. Guggenheim reissued a hold rating on shares of GAP in a report on Friday, August 24th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of GAP from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, August 21st. Wedbush started coverage on shares of GAP in a report on Friday, August 10th. They issued a neutral rating and a $32.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Citigroup raised shares of GAP from a sell rating to a neutral rating and set a $28.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, August 27th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. GAP has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $32.26.
NYSE GPS traded down $0.78 on Tuesday, hitting $24.66. 7,508,626 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,067,293. The company has a market cap of $9.96 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.58, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 0.71. GAP has a 1-year low of $24.25 and a 1-year high of $35.68. The company has a quick ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 1.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 9th will be given a dividend of $0.2425 per share. This represents a $0.97 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.93%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 8th. GAP’s payout ratio is 45.54%.
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