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QQQ   383.13
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DOW   34,580.08
QQQ   383.13
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QQQ   383.13
NYSE:GPS

Gap Stock Competitors

$16.72
+0.42 (+2.58%)
(As of 12/3/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$16.07
$16.77
50-Day Range
$15.98
$25.50
52-Week Range
$15.84
$37.63
Volume
10.64 million shs
Average Volume
11.94 million shs
Market Capitalization
$6.24 billion
P/E Ratio
12.76
Dividend Yield
2.94%
Beta
1.74

Gap (NYSE:GPS) Vs. TJX, ROST, FL, AEO, URBN, BKE, ANF, GES, PLCE, and ZUMZ

Should you be buying Gap stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Gap include TJX Companies (TJX), Ross Stores (ROST), Foot Locker (FL), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), Urban Outfitters (URBN), Buckle (BKE), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), Guess? (GES), Children's Place (PLCE), and Zumiez (ZUMZ). These companies are all part of the "apparel retail" industry.

Gap vs.

Gap (NYSE:GPS) and Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, community ranking, valuation, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, dividends, profitability and risk.

Gap currently has a consensus target price of $26.63, indicating a potential upside of 59.24%. Ross Stores has a consensus target price of $139.36, indicating a potential upside of 26.48%. Given Gap's higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Gap is more favorable than Ross Stores.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gap
0 Sell rating(s)
13 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.28
Ross Stores
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
11 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.79

Ross Stores has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Gap. Gap is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ross Stores, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Gap$13.80 billion0.45-$665 million$1.3112.76
Ross Stores$12.53 billion3.12$85.38 million$3.7729.23

In the previous week, Gap had 25 more articles in the media than Ross Stores. MarketBeat recorded 41 mentions for Gap and 16 mentions for Ross Stores. Gap's average media sentiment score of 0.17 beat Ross Stores' score of -0.03 indicating that Gap is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Gap
9 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
17 Neutral mention(s)
6 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Ross Stores
0 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
13 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Ross Stores has a net margin of 7.73% compared to Gap's net margin of 3.05%. Ross Stores' return on equity of 45.58% beat Gap's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gap 3.05% 23.80% 4.96%
Ross Stores 7.73% 45.58% 12.08%

Gap received 258 more outperform votes than Ross Stores when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 67.66% of users gave Ross Stores an outperform vote while only 54.44% of users gave Gap an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
GapOutperform Votes
1164
54.44%
Underperform Votes
974
45.56%
Ross StoresOutperform Votes
906
67.66%
Underperform Votes
433
32.34%

Gap pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Ross Stores pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Gap pays out 36.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ross Stores pays out 30.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Gap has a beta of 1.74, suggesting that its stock price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ross Stores has a beta of 1.02, suggesting that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

54.9% of Gap shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.6% of Ross Stores shares are held by institutional investors. 41.4% of Gap shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.0% of Ross Stores shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Ross Stores beats Gap on 12 of the 20 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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Gap (NYSE:GPS) vs. Its Competitors

TypeGapFamily clothing stores IndustryRetail SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$6.09B$12.32B$20.71B$15.26B
Dividend Yield2.94%2.21%190.76%3.19%
P/E Ratio12.7650.8518.3019.32
Price / Sales0.451.2053.4031.19
Price / CashN/A36.30166.7488.50
Price / Book2.246.1410.117.59
Net Income-$665M-$131.30M$539.37M$382.44M
7 Day Performance-3.52%-6.01%-5.41%-3.08%
1 Month Performance-32.00%-14.63%-9.00%-6.92%
1 Year Performance-22.12%169.36%42.60%21.42%

Gap Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
TJX
TJX Companies
3.065 of 5 stars
$70.69
+0.6%
$84.72
+19.9%
+7.3%$85.01B$32.14B34.322,021Short Interest ↓
ROST
Ross Stores
3.1267 of 5 stars
$110.19
+0.3%
$139.36
+26.5%
-2.5%$39.16B$12.53B29.2393,700News Coverage
FL
Foot Locker
3.3414 of 5 stars
$43.96
+1.5%
$66.11
+50.4%
+7.6%$4.63B$7.55B5.0551,252Analyst Report
AEO
American Eagle Outfitters
2.7763 of 5 stars
$26.32
+0.2%
$37.00
+40.6%
+39.3%$4.43B$3.76B14.6237,000Analyst Report
Insider Buying
High Trading Volume
URBN
Urban Outfitters
2.9973 of 5 stars
$31.60
+0.2%
$40.87
+29.3%
+11.9%$3.11B$3.45B10.9314,250Short Interest ↓
BKE
Buckle
2.3148 of 5 stars
$46.88
+0.8%
N/A+66.9%$2.32B$901.28M9.797,200
ANF
Abercrombie & Fitch
2.4598 of 5 stars
$34.93
+1.1%
$47.55
+36.1%
+65.2%$2.09B$3.13B7.9934,000Buyback Announcement
GES
Guess?
3.0631 of 5 stars
$23.50
+0.6%
$32.50
+38.3%
+25.5%$1.54B$1.88B9.0011,000
PLCE
Children's Place
1.9269 of 5 stars
$87.46
+1.5%
$113.00
+29.2%
+89.3%$1.28B$1.52B14.4613,300Short Interest ↓
ZUMZ
Zumiez
1.9432 of 5 stars
$45.66
+2.0%
$47.00
+2.9%
+19.0%$1.15B$990.65M9.495,550Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Options Volume
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
SCVL
Shoe Carnival
2.1564 of 5 stars
$38.63
+0.5%
$44.00
+13.9%
+104.2%$1.09B$976.77M10.104,700News Coverage
High Trading Volume
DBI
Designer Brands
2.8015 of 5 stars
$13.43
+3.8%
$18.00
+34.0%
+60.8%$1.02B$2.23B-8.1914,800Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
GCO
Genesco
1.8981 of 5 stars
$65.57
+2.8%
$69.50
+6.0%
+113.2%$963.35M$1.79B8.1319,000Earnings Report
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
CAL
Caleres
2.6781 of 5 stars
$22.78
+2.3%
$34.50
+51.4%
+84.5%$891.65M$2.12B40.688,400
CTRN
Citi Trends
2.1131 of 5 stars
$73.87
+8.4%
$145.00
+96.3%
+104.3%$726.95M$783.29M9.945,200Earnings Report
Analyst Report
CHS
Chico's FAS
1.8548 of 5 stars
$5.26
+3.0%
$6.00
+14.1%
+218.8%$664.18M$1.32B-13.1512,500Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
TLYS
Tilly's
2.6298 of 5 stars
$16.33
+11.6%
$21.00
+28.6%
+73.5%$505.53M$531.33M11.835,100Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
CATO
Cato
2.2431 of 5 stars
$16.65
+0.9%
N/A+90.1%$370.02M$575.11M10.287,400
EXPR
Express
1.8981 of 5 stars
$3.43
+13.1%
$4.50
+31.2%
+193.2%$259.88M$1.21B-2.9110,000Earnings Report
Gap Down
High Trading Volume
This page was last updated on 12/4/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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