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) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Gap fell $0.41 (-1.0%) to $40.77 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,058,687 shares of Gap exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,645,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $40.31-$41.14 after having opened the day at $40.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.18. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were:
), down 28.6%,
), down 24.4%,
), down 12.3% and
), down 7.3%.
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The Gap, Inc. operates as an apparel retail company. It offers apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, children, and babies under the Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Gap has a market cap of $19.2 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Gap a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
- You can view the full Gap Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
), up 31.4%,
), up 30.6%,
), up 17.3% and
), up 17.0% , were all gainers within the services sector with
) being today's featured services sector leader.
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