Gildan Activewear Company Profile (NYSE:GIL)

About Gildan Activewear

Gildan Activewear logoGildan Activewear Inc is a Canada-based manufacturer and marketer of branded basic family apparel. The Company's segments include Printwear and Branded Apparel. It offers T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, underwear, socks, hosiery and shapewear. It markets its products through approximately two main distribution channels. It sells its products in printwear markets in the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. The Company's other main channel of distribution is in retail markets in the United States and Canada, where its products are sold to a range of retailers. It markets its products under a portfolio of brands, including the Gildan, Gold Toe and Comfort Colors brands, and brand extensions, as well as the Secret, Silks and Therapy Plus brands. The Company also has the United States sock license for Under Armour, and licenses for the Mossy Oak and New Balance brands. The Company also manufactures for global athletic and lifestyle consumer brands.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Textile - Apparel Clothing
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: GIL
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $24.76
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $25.13
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $26.95
  • 52-Week Range: $22.63 - $32.20
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.39
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.40
  • P/E Growth: 1.27
  • Market Cap: $5.74B
  • Outstanding Shares: 231,812,000
  • Beta: 1.14
  • Net Margins: 13.38%
  • Return on Equity: 16.67%
  • Return on Assets: 11.65%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.33%
  • Current Ratio: 4.88%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.78%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 10 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.86)
Consensus Price Target: $35.33 (42.70% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/3/2017RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$30.00View Rating Details
1/11/2017Brean CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
12/7/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$30.00 -> $31.00View Rating Details
11/16/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
11/14/2016Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetBuy$31.00View Rating Details
11/11/2016Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetBuy$43.00View Rating Details
11/6/2016TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$33.00 -> $32.00View Rating Details
11/6/2016ScotiabankReiterated RatingOutperform$44.00 -> $39.00View Rating Details
11/4/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$32.00 -> $34.00View Rating Details
7/28/2016DesjardinsReiterated RatingBuy$43.00View Rating Details
7/21/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingStrong-Buy$35.00View Rating Details
5/6/2016National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingOutperform$42.00 -> $43.00View Rating Details
5/5/2016Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy$32.00 -> $35.00View Rating Details
2/25/2016DA DavidsonLower Price TargetNeutral$29.00 -> $28.00View Rating Details
1/21/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Lower Price Target$30.00 -> $28.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/3/2016Q316$0.51$0.50$723.97 million$715.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q216$0.42$0.41$697.92 million$689.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116$0.28$0.28$617.38 million$593.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q415$0.28$0.28$505.85 million$543.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/12/2015Q315$0.51$0.52$702.80 million$700.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2015Q215$0.44$0.42$760.61 million$714.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/14/2015Q2$0.24$0.24$630.12 million$636.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2015Q115($0.30)($0.31)$554.55 million$390.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/4/2014Q414$1.08$1.00$713.40 million$666.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q314$0.96$0.95$695.85 million$693.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2014Q214$0.63$0.64$555.22 million$548.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2014Q114$0.35$0.35$452.14 million$451.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/21/2013Q4$0.84$0.83$604.71 million$626.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/1/2013Q313$0.94$0.94$630.60 million$614.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q213$0.57$0.59$518.91 million$523.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2013Q113$0.30$0.32$399.56 million$420.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/29/20120.80$0.80$561.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2012$0.67$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012$0.21$0.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/1/2011$0.42$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.70$0.77ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/11/2011$0.49$0.53ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/8/2011$0.29$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.48 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.72 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20169$0.26$0.38$0.31
Q2 20168$0.39$0.58$0.47
Q3 20166$0.50$0.64$0.54
Q4 20166$0.29$0.35$0.32
Q1 20174$0.31$0.36$0.34
Q2 20174$0.47$0.48$0.48
Q3 20174$0.56$0.61$0.58
Q4 20174$0.32$0.41$0.36
Q1 20181$0.39$0.39$0.39
Q2 20181$0.55$0.55$0.55
Q3 20181$0.65$0.65$0.65
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
Annual Dividend:$0.31
Dividend Yield:1.25%
Dividend Growth:20.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:21.68% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
20.95% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
18.02% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
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Latest Headlines for Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL)
DateHeadline logoGildan Activewear Inc : annual earnings release (NYSE:GIL) - February 20 at 10:59 AM
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What is Gildan Activewear's stock symbol?

Gildan Activewear trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "GIL."

How often does Gildan Activewear pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Gildan Activewear?

Gildan Activewear declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, November 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 18th will be given a dividend of $0.078 per share on Monday, December 12th. This represents a $0.31 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 16th.

When did Gildan Activewear's stock split? How did Gildan Activewear's stock split work?

Gildan Activewear shares split before market open on Monday, March 30th 2015. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, February 4th 2015. The newly minted shares were distributed to shareholders after the closing bell on Friday, March 27th 2015. An investor that had 100 shares of Gildan Activewear stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

Where is Gildan Activewear's stock going? Where will Gildan Activewear's stock price be in 2017?

14 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Gildan Activewear's shares. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $43.00. On average, they expect Gildan Activewear's share price to reach $35.33 in the next twelve months.

What are analysts saying about Gildan Activewear stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Gildan Activewear stock:

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Gildan Activewear Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of premium quality branded basic activewear for sale principally into the wholesale imprinted activewear segment of the North American apparel market. The company sells premium quality 100% cotton T-shirts and premium quality sweatshirts, in a variety of weights, sizes, colors and styles, as blanks, which are ultimately decorated with designs and logos for sale to consumers. " (1/25/2017)

  • Credit Suisse Group analysts commented, "We are updating our forecast for BWXT’s 1Q earnings report earlier this week." (5/5/2016)

Who owns Gildan Activewear stock?

Gildan Activewear's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (6.69%), Janus Capital Management LLC (4.25%), Guardian Capital LP (2.83%), Fiera Capital Corp (2.42%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.04%) and Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.29%).

Who sold Gildan Activewear stock? Who is selling Gildan Activewear stock?

Gildan Activewear's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Fiera Capital Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Intact Investment Management Inc., Credit Agricole S A, Royce & Associates LP, Skyline Asset Management LP and AQR Capital Management LLC.

Who bought Gildan Activewear stock? Who is buying Gildan Activewear stock?

Gildan Activewear's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Guardian Capital LP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Thornburg Investment Management Inc., Janus Capital Management LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI and Public Sector Pension Investment Board.

How do I buy Gildan Activewear stock?

Shares of Gildan Activewear can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Gildan Activewear stock cost?

One share of Gildan Activewear stock can currently be purchased for approximately $24.76.

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Last Updated on 2/22/2017 by Staff