GPS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Will Holiday Traffic Help Gap's Comp Numbers? (GPS)

    December 2, 2016
    Comps are arguably the most important retail metric especially during the busiest shopping season of the year.
  2. Consumers Bucking Gap for Other Brands (GPS)

    November 29, 2016
    The once "cool" brand has been sidestepped by cost-conscious Millennial consumers looking for more individuality.
  3. A Gap in Gap's Announced Store Closings (GPS)

    November 21, 2016
    A reduction of store count could be a bad sign for the clothing retailer.
  4. A "Gap" in Q3 Results (GPS)

    November 17, 2016
    Investors aren’t responding well to third-quarter earnings which show a decline in net sales.
  5. Fire at Gap Distribution Center Helps Sales (GPS)

    November 16, 2016
    Is a Gap distribution fire a positive or a negative going forward?
  6. Gap Taps Teri List-Stoll as New CFO

    November 16, 2016
    Storied clothing retailer Gap (NYSE: GPS) has filled an important executive position. The company announced that its new ...
  7. America's Top 10 Favorite Online Retailers (GPS)

    November 10, 2016
    A recent study determined American's favorite online retailers. Number 1 will likely not surprise you.
  8. Ralph Lauren's Son Takes a Leading Design Role

    October 11, 2016
    Retailer and clothier Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) has named David Lauren, the son of its founder, to be its vice chairman and ...
  9. Gap Surges 15% on Decent September Growth

    October 7, 2016
    Shares of Gap (NYSE: GPS) rallied about 15% on Friday after the apparel retailer reported comparable sales growth numbers ...
  10. Gap Soars on September Comps News (GPS)

    October 7, 2016
    Gap could be stealing share back from one of its biggest threats.
  11. Gap Expands Wisely in India (GPS)

    October 6, 2016
    This strategic expansion will give Gap an edge over its peers.
  12. How Is a Business Valued on "Shark Tank?"

    September 21, 2016
    How entrepreneurs and the Sharks value a business likely takes into account present value, future value, the value of companies ...
  13. Gap Fall Addition Targets All Consumers (GPS)

    September 15, 2016
    Gap and Pendleton Woolen Mills are collaborating on a limited fall line.
  14. Top 5 Apparel Stocks of 2016

    August 22, 2016
    The global apparel market is worth more than $1 trillion in 2016. These five companies sell some of the world’s most recognized ...
  15. American Eagle Outfitters Posts Strong 2Q Growth

    August 18, 2016
    American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) beat analysts' estimates on both the top and bottom lines for its second quarter, ...
  16. How the Gap Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards

    August 17, 2016
    The Gap credit card offers numerous perks and rewards for frequent customers, but there are some downsides and caveats of ...
  17. How the Banana Republic Credit Card Works

    August 10, 2016
    For consumers who pay off their balances every month, the perks offered by the Banana Republic credit card may be worth your ...
  18. Gap Releases Q2 Sales Results, Banana Republic Down Again (GPS)

    August 9, 2016
    Gap Inc. has released its latest sales figures with Banana Republic remaining the worst performing Gap brand.
  19. Analyzing Alibaba Vs. Amazon Business Models

    August 2, 2016
    Learn how Alibaba and Amazon compare in terms of each company's applied business model, and understand the markets each company ...
  20. Old Navy Boosts Gap: Is a Turnaround Likely? (GPS)

    July 11, 2016
    Thanks to Old Navy Gap's June comps came in strong. How likely is a turnaround?
  21. Gap Posts Surprise Increase In June Sales (GPS)

    July 8, 2016
    Gap surprised Wall Street by posting a 2% increase in comparable sales for June, the first time since March of 2015.
  22. Do Store Closures Hurt Retail Stocks? (WMT,SHLD,M)

    June 13, 2016
    These eight retailers are closing stores. How many have seen stock depreciation over the past year?
  23. Gap Trades Higher Despite Decline in Sales (GPS)

    June 8, 2016
    Gap had disappointing sales this May but their stock price still rose.
  24. Polo Ralph Lauren Plunges After Dismal Guidance

    June 8, 2016
    Shares of Polo Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) plunged as much as 10% on Tuesday after the company announced layoffs, store closings, ...
  25. Should Investors Mind the Gap? (GPS)

    June 7, 2016
    If you remove Wall Street expectations from the Gap story and instead pay attention to how the company is performing, is ...
  26. Why Victoria's Secret Is Getting Out of Swimsuits

    May 31, 2016
    First, L Brands (NYSE: LB) announced it was doing away with Victoria's Secret's iconic print catalog, arguably the thing ...
  27. How Gap Plans to get Back in Style (GPS)

    May 24, 2016
    Gap is currently out of style. Here's how it plans to change that.
  28. Gap Shuts 75 Overseas Stores as Troubles Continue

    May 20, 2016
    In the scheme of its total global footprint, the announcement by Gap Stores (NYSE: GPS) that it was shutting down 75 Old ...
  29. Gap Q1 Profits Decline 47%, Will Close 75 Stores (GPS)

    May 20, 2016
    Driven by weak same-store sales at its namesake brand and tepid consumer traffic at Old Navy, revenue and profits have been ...
  30. Gap Inc. Down 11% After Disappointing April Sales (GPS)

    May 11, 2016
    Gap Inc. has fallen 11% after news that its April and Q1 sales are much weaker than expected.
  31. Gap Plummets After Warning of Bleak First Quarter

    May 11, 2016
    Shares of Gap (NYSE: GPS) fell nearly 12% on Tuesday after the apparel retailer warned that its first-quarter sales and ...
  32. Abercrombie Sets Its Sights on Saudi Arabia

    May 10, 2016
    There was a time when Abercrombie & Fitch's (NYSE: ANF) style wouldn't have played well across much of the Middle East; ...
  33. J.C. Penney Sees Outsized Opportunity for Growth

    April 14, 2016
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) is the latest retailer to see the potential inherent in making clothes available for women outside ...
  34. 5 Retailers Set to Close More Stores in 2016 (FINL, GPS)

    March 15, 2016
    Discover retail stores that have already announced plans to close stores in 2016. Some expect a new economic downturn, which ...
  35. Niche: How it Works and Makes Money? (FB, PG)

    March 7, 2016
    Find out how Niche is revolutionizing the advertising industry by connecting corporate brands with social media stars on ...
  36. The Top 5 Positions in Eddie Lampert's Portfolio (IBM, SRG)

    March 7, 2016
    Check out the top five equity portfolio holdings of RBS Partners LP, the hedge fund created and managed by Eddie Lampert, ...
  37. What to Expect From The Gap's Earnings (GPS)

    February 24, 2016
    With GPS shares surging more than 11% in the past week, it would seem the market expects breathtaking results from the San ...
  38. The Top 5 Dividend Paying Retail Stocks for 2016 (M, GPS)

    December 30, 2015
    Learn about five retail merchants that have dividends policies with attractive dividend yields after a sell-off of stocks ...
  39. Is it Time to Climb Out of The Gap? (GPS)

    November 17, 2015
    Investors are remaining bearish on clothing giant Gap Inc. They might be right for now, but what about for the long haul? ...
  40. 2 Of the Cheapest Large Cap Stocks to Buy (NOV, GPS)

    October 30, 2015
    It might not be as exciting as owning a hot new tech company, but investing in an out of favor large-cap stock has some benefits.
  41. Ralph Lauren Gets a New CEO and COO (GPS, RL)

    October 1, 2015
    Two of Ralph Lauren's (NYSE: RL) top executives are stepping down. Nearly five decades after founding the company, CEO Ralph ...
  42. Gap Quickly Becoming a Fast Fashion Retailer (GPS, ANF)

    August 27, 2015
    Based on the success it has had with its Old Navy brand, Gap Stores (NYSE: GPS) is getting out of the slow lane of retail ...
  43. Intel Invests $100 Million in Mirantis (INTC, ERIC)

    August 26, 2015
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) recently led a $100 million investment in Mirantis, which develops a version of OpenStack, an open-source ...
  44. Kate Spade Is Next to Move Into Athleisure Wear

    July 30, 2015
    With activewear growing to consume 4% of the apparel market, and sports apparel sales jumping 18% annually compared to just ...
  45. Dick's Sporting Goods Looks to Gain New Customers (DKS, GPS)

    July 24, 2015
    Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) is looking to take on Lululemon Athletica. The sporting goods outlet announced it is opening ...
  46. Can J Crew and Banana Republic Compete With H&M Low Prices?

    July 23, 2015
    Should J Crew and Banana Republic lower their product prices in response to competitors like H&M?
  47. Yet Another Upscale Retailer Goes Down Market (COH, M)

    July 15, 2015
    Yet another upscale retailer is going down market. In a bid to revive flagging sales, privately held retailer J. Crew plans ...
  48. Should Investors Squeeze Into The Gap?

    June 22, 2015
    The Gap is closing stores and conducting layoffs. Will investor panic lead to opportunity?
  49. Top 6 Most Profitable Clothing Retailers

    June 15, 2015
    If you’ve visited any mall in America recently, you’ve likely stepped into one, or all, of these clothing companies' shops. ...
  50. The 10 Richest Women In Fashion

    May 21, 2015
    The top 10 richest women in fashion have many similarities as well as differences. From nationality to career trajectory, ...
  51. How Agile Project Management Changed Zara

    April 17, 2015
    Zara has created a competitive advantage in the retail industry by using a supply chain centered on agile project management. ...
  52. Can A Family Survive On The U.S. Minimum Wage? (WMT, COST)

    February 26, 2015
    As the political debate roars on, the numbers are clear: Even two full-timers at U.S. minimum wage can't keep a family of ...
  53. Review: Old Navy Credit Cards Costs & Benefits

    February 4, 2015
    If Old Navy is your favorite store, here's the lowdown on its two credit cards. Interest rates are high, but rewards are ...
  54. Review: Banana Republic Cards' Costs & Benefits

    February 4, 2015
    You get rewards for buying at any store in the Gap chain. Does that make one of the Banana Republic store cards worth adding ...
  55. Is it Time To See Through Lululemon?

    March 20, 2013
    Lululemon has pulled 17% of its women's bottoms due to a quality problem. It turns out that its latest batch of black luon ...
  56. "Online Sales Ratio" Key To Retail Success

    November 18, 2009
    Some retailers are putting up some amazing numbers online, and it could point towards successful retail plays.
  57. A Tale Of Two Preppies: Abercrombie and Ralph Lauren

    September 29, 2009
    Abercrombie and Polo both have impressive clothing lines, but there is a clear winner between the two.
  58. Texas Pacific Group Made Money On J. Crew, Did You?

    May 8, 2009
    Private equity firm Texas Pacific Group recently sold off its last 2.8 million shares it held in J. Crew, and made a lot ...