) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Gap rose 37 cents (1.3%) to $29.29 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5.2 million shares of Gap exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $29.06-$29.59 after having opened the day at $29.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.92. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were:
), up 26.8%,
Frozen Food Express Industries
), up 25.2%,
), up 23%, and
), up 18.4%.
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The Gap, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer. The company offers apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, children, and babies under the Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime, and Athleta brand names. Gap has a market cap of $14.29 billion and is part of the
industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 55.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Gap a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Gap as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
- You can view the full Gap Ratings Report.
On the negative front,
), down 28.8%,
), down 25%,
), down 17.7%, and
), down 16.1%, were all laggards within the services sector with
) being today's services sector laggard.
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