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News Recap: Gap, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GPS) & CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS)

Gap, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GPS)

Gap Inc. is a leading global apparel retail company. Gap offer apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Gap Inc. portfolio of distinct brands across multiple channels and geographies, combined with size and scale which allows for strategic and advantageous partnerships with third-party vendors and suppliers throughout the organization, gives a competitive advantage in the global retail marketplace. Gap Inc. is an omni-channel retailer, with sales to customers both in stores and online, through Company-operated and franchise stores, websites, and third-party arrangements. Gap Inc. has Company-operated stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Japan, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mexico. Gap Inc. also sells products that are designed and manufactured by branded third parties, especially at Intermix brand.

Gap, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GPS)’s Financial Overview

Gap, Inc. (The) (NYSE) surged 1.21% yesterday to close its trading session at $25.14. The company has 1 year Price Target of $28.82. Gap, Inc. (The) has 52-Week high of $34.71 and 52-Week Low of $24.25. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 34.71 and 52-Week Low on 24.25. The stock traded with the volume of 2.9 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $9.6 Billion.

Gap, Inc. (The) (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 10/30/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.69/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.68/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.01 a share with a surprise factor of 1.5%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -0.4 Percent, SMA50 of -2.52 Percent and SMA200 of -11.87 percent. Gap, Inc. (The) has P/S value of 0.57 while its P/B value stands at 2.81. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 11.7 percent, Return on Equity of 28.4 percent and Return on Investment of 21.3 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 38.5 percent and 8.3 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 3.1 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 21 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Gap Inc have a median target of 28.00, with a high estimate of 50.00 and a low estimate of 23.00. The median estimate represents a +11.38% increase from the last price of 25.14.

Gap, Inc. (The) is estimated to report earnings on 03/07/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 11 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.69. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.61.

CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS)

CMS Energy’s business strategy is focused primarily on its principal subsidiary, Consumers Energy, an electric and natural gas utility serving about 6.5 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents. With its CMS Enterprises subsidiary, CMS Energy also is engaged in independent power generation in several states.

CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS)’s Financial Outlook

The 16 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for CMS Energy Corp have a median target of 52.50, with a high estimate of 58.00 and a low estimate of 49.50. The median estimate represents a -0.55% decrease from the last price of 52.79.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

According to Zacks Investment Research, CMS Energy Corporation has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.2. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock declined -0.08% and closed its last trading session at $52.79. The company has the market capitalization of $14.86 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $53.82 and 52-Week low of $41.98. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 53.82 and 52-Week low on 41.98. The company has volume of 1.98 Million shares. The company has a total of 281.53 Million shares outstanding.

CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.4/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.4/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0. This shows a surprise factor of 0 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 6.32 percent. Beta for CMS Energy Corporation stands at 0.17 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.87. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.52%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.73%%.

CMS Energy Corporation has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 2.66%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 3.4 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 8.26%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 2.8 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 14 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 6.2% with Gross margin of 63.2 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 16.9% and 9.6% respectively.