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GAP (GPS) Competitors

$24.99
-0.86 (-3.33%)
(As of 06/14/2024 ET)

GPS vs. ANF, URBN, AEO, FL, BKE, CAL, GES, SCVL, DBI, and ZUMZ

Should you be buying GAP stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of GAP include Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), Urban Outfitters (URBN), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), Foot Locker (FL), Buckle (BKE), Caleres (CAL), Guess? (GES), Shoe Carnival (SCVL), Designer Brands (DBI), and Zumiez (ZUMZ). These companies are all part of the "apparel retail" industry.

GAP vs.

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) and GAP (NYSE:GPS) are both mid-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, community ranking, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, media sentiment, profitability, earnings and risk.

Abercrombie & Fitch has a beta of 1.48, meaning that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GAP has a beta of 2.35, meaning that its share price is 135% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Abercrombie & Fitch received 20 more outperform votes than GAP when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 59.65% of users gave Abercrombie & Fitch an outperform vote while only 51.90% of users gave GAP an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Abercrombie & FitchOutperform Votes
1208
59.65%
Underperform Votes
817
40.35%
GAPOutperform Votes
1188
51.90%
Underperform Votes
1101
48.10%

GAP has higher revenue and earnings than Abercrombie & Fitch. GAP is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Abercrombie & Fitch, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Abercrombie & Fitch$4.28B2.22$328.12M$8.0423.14
GAP$14.89B0.63$502M$1.8013.88

In the previous week, Abercrombie & Fitch had 7 more articles in the media than GAP. MarketBeat recorded 16 mentions for Abercrombie & Fitch and 9 mentions for GAP. GAP's average media sentiment score of 0.94 beat Abercrombie & Fitch's score of 0.90 indicating that Abercrombie & Fitch is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Abercrombie & Fitch
8 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
GAP
4 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Abercrombie & Fitch currently has a consensus price target of $174.14, suggesting a potential downside of 6.40%. GAP has a consensus price target of $25.86, suggesting a potential upside of 3.47%. Given Abercrombie & Fitch's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe GAP is more favorable than Abercrombie & Fitch.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Abercrombie & Fitch
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.43
GAP
1 Sell rating(s)
8 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.38

58.8% of GAP shares are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of Abercrombie & Fitch shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 30.8% of GAP shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Abercrombie & Fitch has a net margin of 9.53% compared to Abercrombie & Fitch's net margin of 4.52%. GAP's return on equity of 44.83% beat Abercrombie & Fitch's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Abercrombie & Fitch9.53% 44.83% 14.62%
GAP 4.52%27.57%6.30%

Summary

Abercrombie & Fitch beats GAP on 11 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding GPS and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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GPS vs. The Competition

MetricGAPFamily clothing stores IndustryRetail SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$9.37B$18.57B$20.96B$17.61B
Dividend Yield2.32%2.42%174.02%3.59%
P/E Ratio13.8812.5021.3320.44
Price / Sales0.631.046.4714.25
Price / Cash9.0310.9018.3019.58
Price / Book3.465.414.534.80
Net Income$502M$702.99M$712.57M$978.08M
7 Day Performance-1.88%-1.44%-1.67%0.65%
1 Month Performance13.90%2.95%-3.50%-4.26%
1 Year Performance157.36%65.98%0.51%6.27%

GAP Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
ANF
Abercrombie & Fitch
2.2409 of 5 stars
$186.08
-2.5%
$174.14
-6.4%
+422.7%$9.51B$4.47B23.1431,700Analyst Revision
URBN
Urban Outfitters
3.6471 of 5 stars
$42.85
-1.3%
$43.00
+0.4%
+28.9%$4.05B$5.15B13.6928,000Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision
AEO
American Eagle Outfitters
4.2151 of 5 stars
$20.55
-1.6%
$25.00
+21.7%
+75.2%$4.04B$5.26B18.5143,100Short Interest ↓
Analyst Revision
Positive News
FL
Foot Locker
3.6392 of 5 stars
$24.12
-3.8%
$24.81
+2.9%
-11.4%$2.37B$8.17B-6.3646,846Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
BKE
Buckle
1.6141 of 5 stars
$35.50
-1.8%
$32.00
-9.9%
+4.9%$1.80B$1.26B8.378,000Short Interest ↑
CAL
Caleres
3.7551 of 5 stars
$34.27
-0.9%
$40.00
+16.7%
+37.1%$1.21B$2.82B7.269,200Short Interest ↓
Positive News
GES
Guess?
3.6092 of 5 stars
$21.06
-5.4%
$31.25
+48.4%
+1.3%$1.19B$2.78B6.2912,000Short Interest ↑
SCVL
Shoe Carnival
3.1168 of 5 stars
$36.48
-2.7%
$36.50
+0.1%
+62.5%$1.02B$1.18B13.465,300Positive News
DBI
Designer Brands
3.9227 of 5 stars
$7.16
-2.1%
$9.00
+25.7%
-18.5%$418.43M$3.07B32.5514,000Gap Up
ZUMZ
Zumiez
1.2381 of 5 stars
$18.08
+1.6%
$19.50
+7.9%
+23.8%$360.89M$875.49M-5.748,900Gap Down

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This page (NYSE:GPS) was last updated on 6/15/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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