NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Gap (GPS) - Get Report  shares are retreating 0.04% to $27.27 in after-hours trading Wednesday ahead of the company's fourth quarter 2015 earnings due out Thursday after the closing bell. 

Year-over-year, profit and revenue are projected to decline. 

Wall Street is looking for earnings of 57 cents a share on revenue of $4.46 billion.

A year ago, the company earned 75 cents a share on revenue of $4.47 billion. 

So far, the company has been challenged with currency headwinds and disappointing performance of its core Gap and Banana Republic global brands, Zacks Equity Research analysts said.

As a result, investors are looking for signs of improvement in the latest quarter.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings currently has a "Hold" rating on the stock with a letter grade of C. 

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The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and disappointing return on equity.

Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: GPS

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