|Bid||21.92 x 900|
|Ask||22.45 x 3000|
|Day's Range||21.90 - 22.38|
|52 Week Range||21.75 - 34.21|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.35|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||8.60|
|Earnings Date||May 30, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.97 (3.72%)|
|1y Target Est||30.89|
Today, on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, global apparel retailer Gap Inc. (GPS) and the United Nations Foundation announced that they will once again partner during Pride Month in June to raise awareness and funds for UN Free & Equal, a global campaign of the United Nations Human Rights Office to promote equal rights and fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people globally. This year marks the fourth consecutive year of the partnership, which has so far raised nearly $300,000 for UN Free & Equal.
The carbon footprint of a blouse with an unpopular print that ultimately sells for 99 cents is “inexcusable at the end of the day,” Peck said at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit in Seattle on Thursday. Reducing the waste with better predictive analytics and artificial intelligence could be one of the best ways for retailers to cut their carbon footprint and save money at the same time, he said. Gap, which uses about 1% of the world’s cotton, is working on the problem, Peck said.
Gap Inc. will provide a live audio webcast of the company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on May 21, 2019. To register for the webcast on May 21, please visit www.gapinc.com .
Higher China trade war tariffs could bring forward 12,000 store closures for soft-line retailers, UBS predicted Tuesday. Ralph Lauren and others that rely heavily on Chinese imports fell.
US-China Trade Tensions: Why the Consumer Sector Took a Hit(Continued from Prior Part)How is the consumer sector looking this year?After the recent trade dispute with the United States and China’s retaliation, the consumer sector took a hit. Many
On Friday, the U.S. increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25% from 10% after the latest round of trade negotiations ended with no deal. President Donald Trump has said in the past that China pays, but is that really the case? “Countries don’t pay tariffs,” says Jason Pye, vice president for legislative affairs at FreedomWorks, a conservative advocacy group based in Washington.
Banana Republic, a high-end fashion retailer, is set to open a new store in Phoenix at 20th Street and Camelback this fall. This will be the brand’s return to the area after it shuttered its store at the Biltmore Fashion Park in the spring of 2017. Banana Republic, which is a subsidiary of San Francisco-based Gap Inc (NYSE: GPS), will be taking over a 5,500-square-foot location at the Shops at Town & Country, located at the southeast corner of Camelback Road and 20th Street.
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Gap Inc NYSE:GPSView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is positive * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is moderate and increasing * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding Bearish sentimentShort interest | NeutralShort interest is moderate for GPS with between 5 and 10% of shares outstanding currently on loan. This represents an increase in short interest as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices added to their short positions on April 24. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $4.46 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold GPS are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | PositiveAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | PositiveThe current level displays a positive indicator. GPS credit default swap spreads are near the lowest level of the last three years and indicate the market's continued positive perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org.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.
It could have been worse, and for a while on Thursday, it was. The S&P 500 managed to partially cut into its intraday loss yesterday, though to only end the day down 0.21%. The market found some technical support, at least for now.United States Steel (NYSE:X) drove much of that weakness, falling nearly 6% headed into its post-close earnings report. Solid results, however, buoyed the stock back to near breakeven levels in after-hours trading. Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) was Thursday's big loser though, falling 24% on an unexpected first-quarter loss and news that CEO David Seaton would be stepping down after eight years on the job.There were some winners. Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) was one of them, up nearly 6% despite an earnings miss. The game-maker raised its full-year guidance.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHeaded into the end of the trading week, however, it's the stock charts of Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG), Gap (NYSE:GPS) and News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS) are most worth a closer look. Here's why. Gap (GPS)Like most of its retail peers, Gap was re-victimized in 2018 as part of the next round of the retail apocalypse. The market stopped the bleeding early this year, though, and has held that line ever since. It even took a failed shot at pushing up and off that floor to restart a major, long-term rally effort. It failed though, falling back to that familiar floor. * The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for May But the potential for a surge remains in place, and the technical ceiling is well established right where it should be. The second effort to break above it could have better luck, and probably would have better luck. Click to Enlarge • The floor in question is $24.40, plotted in yellow on both stock charts. For whatever reason, traders drew a line in the sand there, and haven't yielded.• The resistance line to watch is $27, where shares have found highs since the beginning of the year with the exception of March's short-lived surge.• Though stuck on a sideways trading range, notice all the key moving average lines that have converged as of last month, and are now crossing over one another. That in itself should trigger programmed and automatic technical purchases, fueling the budding breakout. News Corp (NWS)News Corp shares had a rather rough 2018, and like most stocks, it was hit particularly hard in the fourth quarter. That looked to be a capitulation, given the bounce during the first quarter.That effort has petered out in the meantime. So far the bulls have at least been able to hold back the selling flood gates, but as of yesterday's close, NWS shares are once again teetering on a break under a well-established technical floor. And, the undertow is decidedly bearish. Click to Enlarge • That make-or-break support line is around $12.26, plotted in yellow on both stock charts. That's where News Corp shares has made all of its lows since February.• Note the surges in bearish volume when NWS tests that support around $12.26. There are clearly more would-be sellers than buyers, and there may be many more waiting in the wings.• The bigger trend of lower highs remains intact. That guideline is plotted in red on the weekly chart. Citizens Financial Group (CFG)Citizens Financial Group isn't over its most relevant technical ceiling right now. But, it's close, and a break above it wouldn't just be a big technical event. It would be a catalyst that unleashes several weeks' worth of pent-up buying. Click to Enlarge • The line in the sand is the 200-day moving average line, plotted in white on both stock charts. That line acted as a ceiling in February, but may not be able to hold the bulls back this time.• Bolstering the potential resistance around $36.40 is the straight-line resistance formed by the connection of all the major peaks going back to September. That line is plotted in yellow.• While the momentum is respectable, the buying volume behind the uptrend so far isn't impressive.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for May * 5 Elephant-Sized Companies Warren Buffett Could Buy * 7 Cheap ETFs for Novice Investors Compare Brokers The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: Citizens Financial, Gap and News Corp appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) has already completely disrupted the traditional retail space, helping Amazon stock to rise tremendously. Amazon's share of total U.S. retail sales hit 5% last year. In 2019, Amazon's share of all online U.S. retail sales will reach 47% percent, according to eMarketer.Source: Shutterstock Despite Amazon's unprecedented retail success, its new Prime Stylist service suggests Amazon is looking to take even more business away from physical retailers. If AMZN is able to take a bigger piece of the retail pie, that will be very good news for Amazon stock. * 10 High-Yielding Dividend Stocks That Won't Wilt What Is Prime Stylist?Prime Stylist is Amazon's new offering which is supposed to provide personalized shopping assistance. It's geared primarily for Amazon's female online shoppers. Users fill out a personalized shopping profile by answering questions about clothing size, preferred look, brand preferences and budget. From there, Amazon's staff of professional stylists select outfits from Amazon's massive trove of apparel offerings.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsCustomers are allowed to view and approve the selections before they are shipped. Once customers receive the selections, they are given seven days to try on the outfits and return them if they are not satisfied. AMZN will presumably be relying on its human stylists, but will likely also incorporate customer data and artificial intelligence.At this point, Prime Stylist is still in the testing phase. However, following the launch of Prime Wardrobe last year, AMZN seems to be very serious about clothing. Why Prime Stylist Matters for Amazon StockAmazon has already gone toe-to-toe with brick-and-mortar mall retailers and won on pricing, convenience and selection. The only area in which traditional clothing retailers still have the upper hand is personal touch. Many shoppers like to receive personalized fashion recommendations. They like to know that another human being thinks their outfit looks good, especially if that person is a professional stylist.Many shoppers also enjoy the process of trying on apparel before buying it. That shopping experience has traditionally been available only in in-store dressing rooms. However, AMZN is actively encouraging Prime Wardrobe and Prime Stylist shoppers to try on outfits at home. The company is making returns free and easy in an effort to change shoppers' mindsets about the traditional shopping experience.Wall Street analysts are already gushing about the long-term potential of Prime Stylist."For Amazon apparel broadly, we think that the site has been lacking is curation/merchandising," KeyBanc analyst Edward Yruma says. "We think Amazon has recognized this and has improved photography and storytelling, and Prime Stylist can be another strong step to enhance its capabilities," he added. The Impact on Amazon StockPrime Stylist is just in its infancy, and investors shouldn't expect it to make a huge impact on Amazon stock right away. However, longtime owners of AMZN stock know Prime Stylist is right out of the Amazon playbook. Prime Stylist doesn't need to be a big money-maker for Amazon. Amazon's e-commerce and cloud business are firing on all cylinders, so it can be patient.AMZN is slowly shifting the way shoppers think about clothing shopping by subtly challenging the traditional model. It's the same approach Amazon is taking to smart speakers with its Echo device.Customers who buy these new products start out thinking, "Oh, I wanna try out this crazy new thing." Soon, they think, "Wow, this cool new thing isn't really that weird." Finally, they say, "Jeez, I can't remember life before this new thing."Yruma specifically mentioned Gap (NYSE: GPS), Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN), Stitch Fix (NASDAQ: SFIX) and Urban Outfitters (NYSE: URBN) as potential Prime Stylist victims.Amazon Stylist may not be a big deal for Amazon stock in the near-term. However, it's just one more way that the company is suffocating traditional retailers. That strategy could end up being huge for Amazon stock in the long-term.AMZN has already captured nearly half of all online retail sales. If Jeff Bezos has his way, Amazon's share may reach half of all retail sales.As of this writing, Wayne Duggan did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 High-Yielding Dividend Stocks That Won't Wilt * 4 Energy Stocks Soaring as Trump Tightens on Iran * 7 Tech Stocks With Too Much Risk, Not Enough Upside Compare Brokers The post Prime Stylist Could Be a Catalyst for Amazon Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
In honor of Earth Day, Gap Inc. (GPS) today unveiled new commitments from Banana Republic and Old Navy to accelerate the company’s use of more sustainable materials in apparel production and reduce the environmental impacts of product manufacturing. Today’s announcement marks the latest step in Gap Inc.’s journey to integrate more sustainable product innovation and technology across its portfolio, and builds on 2017 commitments made by the company’s namesake brand Gap and Athleta.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- One year after becoming a certified B Corporation, Athleta continues as a leader in sustainable performance apparel, sharing in its April catalog that 60 percent of its materials are now made with sustainable fibers. Sustainable materials have also carried into Athleta Girls, reaching 69 percent of the styles in the upcoming Summer collection. Athleta set its first public sustainability goals in 2017, with four key targets centered on reducing its impact on the planet and supporting the women around the world who make its clothes.
Earnings season is underway, and while it's been far from disastrous, it's not been a cause for enormous celebration either. Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), J B Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) and Lennar (NYSE:LEN) all three missed estimates of one form or another. They're fairly high-profile names from a broad spectrum of industries that may portend more disappointments.Not every stock is hanging by a thread though. There are still stocks to buy that are well-positioned for market-beating growth driven by solid earnings growth. Granted, not all of these companies are media darlings or fan favorites, but that's ok. Sometimes it's the lesser-followed tickers that end up being most rewarding. * 7 Stocks That Can Outperform for Years With that as the backdrop, here's a rundown of the top then S&P 500 stocks that offer the best chance of sidestepping an earnings-driven headwind. Some may be a bit off of the beaten path, but each of them bring better than average upside potential to the table.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips United Parcel Service (UPS)To be clear, the first quarter profit UPS (NYSE:UPS) is expected to report just a few days from now should be lower than the year-ago bottom line. Indeed, the full-year's earnings are projected to drop as well. Between rising fuel costs, Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) starting to handle more of its own delivery work and the perception of a general economic slowdown crimping demand for shipping services, investors are understandably concerned.Those same investors, however, may have overshot their target. The pros are calling for an earnings rebound next year on the same steady sales growth UPS has consistently driven. But, at a forward-looking P/E of 13.8, UPS stock is a bargain.The clincher: Built on recently-achieved efficiencies, UPS is about to launch a major pricing overhaul that customers and non-customers should respond to. Rockwell Automation (ROK)Investors looking for bargain-priced S&P 500 stocks won't think much of Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK). It's anything but cheap, looking forward or looking backward.ROK stock's never been particularly cheap though. And it doesn't have to be. Regardless of ratios, the market may be underestimating the company's future. * 7 Dental Stocks to Buy That Will Make You Smile This year could prove to be pivotal one for industrial manufacturing. 5G connectivity is officially here, and factory owners are finally starting to embrace the upside of automation. It's a trend that plays right into the hand Rockwell Automation has been holding for a while now. ROK specializes in the melding of technology, artificial intelligence, manufacturing and software. Any sort of improvement in the global trade landscape could be just the nudge Rockwell needs. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)HP Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) had a pretty rough 2017, and never really worked its way out of that rut. It's not especially well-deserved weakness though.Hewlett Packard Enterprise is, of course, the business-oriented half of the split the old HP went through in late-2015. The stock got off to a good start, but investors largely viewed the institutional half of the company as missing out on the explosion of cloud computing.That's not actually been the case though. HPE is arguably a pace-setter in hybrid cloud, with the company recently announcing partnerships with Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) division Google to simplify the use of hybrid cloud solutions. HPE stock is also priced at a very affordable 9.5x forward earnings. Kellogg Company (K)Don't look now, but Kellogg (NYSE:K) shares may be on the mend after being rocked in 2018.Granted, most food stocks are doing the same. They all took big hits in 2018 on rising delivery costs as well as rising commodity costs, causing a relatively big hit to relatively thin margins. Shipping costs are still frothy, but the industry has at least gotten a grip on its inefficiencies. For Kellogg, that means shedding established brands including Keebler and Famous Amos. * 3 Solar Stocks to Buy for a New Day in Solar Energy More important, the market is responding bullishly. After hitting bottom in March, K stock has broken above a key falling resistance line and just this week has pushed its way above the 100-day moving average line. Gap (GPS)Yes, the so-called retail apocalypse is still in full swing, and yes, the trendy apparel sliver of the industry has been hit especially hard. Gap (NYSE:GPS) hasn't been an exception to that norm.Gap, however, has also been hit unfairly hard.It was brutalized in 2015 when the scales really started to tip in favor of other fashion looks, and just when it looked like the worst was over in 2017, the bears growled again in 2018. The Gap, along with its other brands like Old Navy, Banana Republic and Janie and Jack, just aren't the same draw they used to me when mall-shopping was in its prime and consumers cared about sporting a certain look.Nevertheless, GPS stock appears to have made a hard bottom at $24.00, and is not testing the waters of another rebound attempt. A better-paced move above the $200-day moving average line at $26.90 could be just the catalyst the bulls need. Intel (INTC)Yes, rival Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) mostly caught Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) two years ago when it unveiled its Ryzen processor that matched up with Intel's CPUs at a fraction of the cost. In the meantime, the discovery of a couple different security flaws in Intel's chips dented the computing icon's reputation.Rumors of Intel's death, however, have been greatly exaggerated.Reality: Yes, Intel got lazy, and sloppy, assuming it couldn't be dethroned. It responded to competitive threats and gaffes with full force though, and the 30% gain logged since October of last year speaks volumes about the market's perception of that effort. * 5 Fast Food Stocks That Are Cooking With Fire As big as that gain is though, INTC stock is still cheap relative to most other S&P 500 stocks, priced at only 12 times its projected 2020 earnings. Omnicom Group (OMC)Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC), for the unfamiliar, is a media, marketing and communications company. Specifically, Omnicom has mastered the art and science of combining online and offline efforts to maximize client sales. It's not easy.More important, it's a service that will only see demand grow going forward. While things should be slow this year for Omnicom, the company is expected to get back on a growth track next year.The shape of the OMC chart suggests investors are quietly maneuvering in anticipation of a breakout. They may be unconsciously planning such a breakout, in fact. The move above a couple of different technical ceilings near $78 has been a little overzealous and leaves the stock ripe for a small pullback. The bulls, however, may have just tipped their very bullish hand. Colgate-Palmolive (CL)Last year was an especially tough one for Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL), and by extension, for its shareholders. From high to low, CL stock fell a total of 24%, for a myriad of reasons. Broadly speaking though, its products and brands simply fell out of favor as consumers opted for alternatives.Some observers don't expect 2019 to be any better, calling for more slowing of growth. * 7 Stocks That Can Outperform for Years The overall market, however, thinks differently. After making a double bottom last year around $57, CL stock has managed to fight its way above September's high around $68.30. And, there's still room to keep running before the early 2018 peak is challenged. Twitter (TWTR)There was a time not that long ago when it wasn't clear Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) would survive, unable to turn a profit. The microblogging platform has proven those critics wrong though, swinging to a profit of 14 cents per share in 2014 and growing its bottom line almost every year since. This year's expected bottom line is 86 cents per share, but analysts have been underestimating the company's profits.The stock's been rewarding too, though not as consistent. Namely, after a big rally in 2017 and early 2018, TWTR stock tumbled. Even then, however, there's been a bullish tone evident in the aftermath. A horizontal ceiling has taken shape around $35, but after forming a bottom near $26 since October, the stock's started to make higher lows. It appears the buyers are anticipating a breakout thrust, but are still waiting for the right catalyst. T. Rowe Price Group (TROW)Finally, add T. Rowe Price Group (NASDAQ:TROW) to your list of S&P 500 stocks that may well shrug off earnings-minded marketwide weakness. The mutual fund company may post lethargic results this year, but investors are already looking ahead to next year's projected revenue growth of 4.7% and earnings improving from 2019's projection of $7.05 per share to 2020's 7.42. * 5 Stocks to Profit From (Legal) Insider Buying Signals The shape of the TROW stock chart confirms this optimism. After taking on too much water in 2018, sending the stock from a high near $124 to a low near $85, investors have pushed T. Rowe shares in a straight line all the way back to $105. There's plenty more room to reclaim, and the trend is loaded with momentum.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Internet Stocks to Watch * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives * 10 Dow Jones Stocks Holding the Blue Chip Index Back Compare Brokers The post 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm appeared first on InvestorPlace.
J. Crew Group Inc. is “actively exploring strategic alternatives” for itself, including a possible initial public offering for its Madewell brand of women’s clothing and accessories.
Clothing retailer J. Crew Group Inc. says it's considering a potential initial public offering for its successful Madewell brand. It says a Madewell IPO, if pursued, could be completed as early as the second half of this year. Separately, it named Michael Nicholson, president and chief operating officer, interim CEO of J. Crew Group Inc. Retail veteran Mickey Drexler led J. Crew for more than a decade, helping it become a coveted fashion brand before it hit a multi-year sales slump.
The PagerDuty IPO is underway and it already has PD stock soaring.Source: Shutterstock Here are a few things for investors to know about the PagerDuty IPO and the company. * The company's stock is now trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock ticker "PD". * PagerDuty (NYSE:PD) was initially pricing its shares at $24 each. * This would have given the company a market capitalization of $1.80 billion. * However, the stock quickly took off and was instead sold at around $38 per share. * This gives the company a total market capitalization of $2.70 billion. * It's also worth noting that this is the first major software IPO for 2019. * However, this doesn't make it the first "Unicorn" IPO for 2019, but the third. * A Unicorn IPO is when a company with a valuation of $1 billion or more goes public. * The software that PagerDuty offers is for software developers. * This software helps the coders identify potential issues before they become a major problem. * Some of its customers already include Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Slack, which reportedly has its own IPO plans, and Gap (NYSE:GPS). * These are only a few of the 11,000 customers that PagerDuty offers its software to. * The company was founded back in 2009 by three previous employees of Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives You can follow these links to learn more about the PagerDuty IPO.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsPD stock was up 59% as of Thursday afternoon. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * FAANNG Stocks, Ranked From Cheapest to Most Expensive * 7 Stocks With a Lot on the Line This Earnings Season * 7 Marijuana Companies: Which Pot Stocks Should You Buy? As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.Compare Brokers The post PagerDuty IPO: 13 Things for Investors to Know appeared first on InvestorPlace.