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The Gap (NYSE:GPS) Prefers To Provide A Soft Outlook for Full Year- Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA)

The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) [Trend Analysis] considering as most desiring stocks in active trading lead, shares shows upbeat performance increased following opening to trade at $26.89 with volume of 17.69 Million shares. Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) released that its earnings results for q2, which exceeded Street analysts’ anticipates. However, the firm preferred to provide a soft outlook for the full year. Following this, a number of analysts and brokerages have come out with their rating and price target on the firm’s shares.

Wedbush maintains its Neutral rating and surged the price objective from $20 to $25 on the firm’s shares. The brokerage sees volatile traffic trends hurting the forecast. Nomura maintains its Neutral rating and the price objective of $24. Deutsche Bank maintains its Sell rating and $18 price target. Jefferies reiterated its Buy rating and lifted its price tag from $26 to $30.

The brokerage sees top-line and margin enhancement. Oppenheimer rates Gap at Perform and kept the 12–18-month price tag of $20. The brokerage lifted EPS anticipates for the year 2016 and 2017 to $1.94 and $2.05, respectively. Baird boosted its price objective from $24 to $27 and maintains a Neutral rating. Citi surged its price tag from $24.00 to $27.00. The brokerage has a Neutral rating on the firm’s shares.

GPS is ahead its 52-week low with 59.91%and going down from its 52-week high price with -19.24%. The firm’s shares performance for the last one month was 10.98% and 7.60% in the previous week.

As the incomes measures, firm has operation margin of 8.20% in the following twelve months with net profit margin of positive 4.60%. The Firm showed a positive 4.60% in the net profit margin. Firm’s yearly sales growth for the past five year was 1.50%.

Ascena Retail Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) [Trend Analysis] swings ardently in active trading session, it jumps up of 2.05% to close at $8.95. The stock price of firm is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 13.18% and remote isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 19.03%. (Full [FREE Analysis] of NASDAQ:ASNA And Be Sure To Notice The Intermediate Period)

Moving toward the volatility measures, the price volatility of stock was 5.03% for a week and 4.80% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 0.36. The beta, which indicates risk in relegation to the market, remained 1.55. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.27 and price to cash ratio remained 6.88. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as -19.80% and return on investment was -14.20% while its return on asset stayed at -7.10%.

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