|Bid||25.41 x 800|
|Ask||25.42 x 1100|
|Day's Range||25.18 - 25.45|
|52 Week Range||24.25 - 34.21|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.45|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||9.77|
|Earnings Date||May 22, 2019 - May 28, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.97 (3.84%)|
|1y Target Est||30.55|
In late February 2019, Gap Inc. GPS announced plans t o split into two separate publicly traded companies , sending its stock soaring on the hopes the new structure will help sharpen its focus and boost sales. The retailer said it would spin off its most successful brand, Old Navy, into a separate, publicly-traded company. With its inexpensive basics, Old Navy has consistently accounted for more than 40 percent of the company's total annual sales.
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Despite the REIT's sufficient liquidity position and coverage ratios, the company's operating results over the last 12 months are not commensurate with a Baa1 stable rated issuer. Management's 2019 guidance for lower occupancy levels and negative same store growth are also important drivers for the negative outlook. While the REIT's portfolio was 97% occupied at year-end, same-center NOI for Tanger's consolidated portfolio was down 1.3% compared to the same period a year ago.
Gap Inc NYSE:GPSView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is neutral but improving * Bearish sentiment is low and declining Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for GPS with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. Additionally, this was an improvement in sentiment as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices reduced their short positions on March 7. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. ETFs that hold GPS had net inflows of $2.69 billion over the last one-month. While these are not among the highest inflows of the last year, the rate of inflow is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NeutralThe current level displays a neutral indicator with a strengthening bias over the past 1-month. GPS credit default swap spreads are decreasing, indicating some improvement in the market's perception of the company's credit worthiness. Additionally, they are within the middle of the range set over the last three years.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Retail job losses during the first two months of 2019 has reached its highest level since 2009, according to placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. And women are hit the hardest.
The retail apocalypse’s most recent round of closures will have an effect in Central Florida — but it may not be all bad. Topeka, Kan.-based discount retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc. was the latest to join other companies like New York-based Foot Locker (NYSE: FL), San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) and Columbus, Ohio-based Victoria’s Secret (NYSE: LB) in revealing plans to close thousands of U.S. stores. Roughly 28 Central Florida Payless stores will close after the parent company’s February Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization filings. Gap still is finalizing its store closures, and a Victoria’s Secret representative declined to say which would be shuttered.
The consumer economy is strong, according to Jefferies analyst Randal Konik, despite downbeat December retail numbers.
NEW YORK (AP) — The 2018 holiday season turned out to be a mixed bag for retailers, with some of them defying a gloomy government report in December that raised concerns that shoppers were hunkering down everywhere.
Gap has a $1.3 billion bond outstanding, and it matures in 2021, one year after the projected closing of the spinoff
Gap (GPS) acquires Janie and Jack clothing brand from Gymboree for $35 million. This is likely to enhance the company's kids and baby brand portfolio.
Barington urged the company to retain advisers and explore either a spin off of the underperforming Victoria's Secret brand or take the much financially stronger Bath & Body Works public. In a letter to L Brands' chairman Leslie Wexner, Barington said the "true potential" of Bath & Body Works had not been realized because of years of weak performance at Victoria's, stemming from a failure to maintain a strong brand image and missteps with merchandising. Barington did not disclose the size of its ownership stake in L Brands.
Gap Inc. is spinning off its most successful brand, Old Navy. The discount retailer posts positive year-over-year sales growth and accounts for over 40% of Gap Inc.'s annual sales. Meanwhile, Gap and the upscale Banana Republic brand have battled falling sales for several years in a row. Now, Gap and Banana Republic will join much smaller brands Intermix, Athleta, Hill City, and Janie & Jack to form an as-yet unnamed company, and Old Navy will stand alone.