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What Do Analysts Recommend for Gap Stock?

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Outlook for fiscal 2016

The Gap (GPS) expects adjusted EPS for fiscal 2016 to range between $2.20–$2.25. Wall Street analysts are expecting the 1Q16 adjusted EPS to decrease by 13% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis to $0.49 and the fiscal 2016 adjusted EPS to decrease by 7.0% to $2.27.

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Consensus analyst recommendation

The consensus analyst recommendation for Gap stock is “hold.” As the above chart shows, 61.1% of the analysts covering the stock recommend a “hold,” four analysts recommend a “buy,” and nine analysts have given a “sell” recommendation. The average 12-month target price of the company is $26.53, which implies the stock will decline by 2.7% over the next 12 months.

Gap peers (XLY) like Urban Outfitters (URBN) and L Brands (LB) have a consensus “hold” recommendation while TJX Companies (TJX) and Ross Stores (ROST) have consensus “buy” recommendations.

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