Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Gap (NYSE: GPS) is Monday, April 8, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $36.08 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%. The average volume for Gap has been 4.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Gap has a market cap of $16.77 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 18.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Gap as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Gap Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.