4. As of noon trading, Gap ( GPS) is down $1.39 (-3.9%) to $34.43 on heavy volume Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Gap exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.43-$35.53 after having opened the day at $34.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.82.

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 $16.9 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 89.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Gap a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Gap as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Gap Ratings Report now.

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