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Gap drops after analyst points to sales weakness at namesake brand

Shares of Gap Inc (GPS) dropped in pre-market trading after an analyst at JPMorgan downgraded shares to Underweight, pointing to sales weakness at the apparel seller's flagship Gap stores as well as profit margin pressures. MOUNTING MARGIN PRESSURES: JPMorgan analyst Matthew Boss downgraded Gap, which owns the Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic brands, to Underweight from Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $24 from $30. In a research note to investors, Boss lowered his second half earnings per share estimate to $1.33, below the Street at $1.39, which reflects continued sales weakness at the core Gap brand and greater gross margin pressure in the second half of 2018. Boss also lowered his fiscal 2019 EPS estimate to $2.38, below the Street at $2.70. Boss said that the timeframe for sequential same-store sales improvement at the Gap brand and the return to "momentum," which was last seen in the second half of 2017, is now "less certain" as the brand deals with operational issues and assortment imbalance, and told investors that the new brand president is unlikely to have a material impact until the first half of 2019. Boss also pointed out a "trifecta" of factors that are expected to drive continued gross margin pressure in the near-to-medium term, including a more promotional Gap brand in Q4; freight inflation, which management has pointed out as an incremental headwind in FY19 vs. FY18; and tariffs, with Boss noting that direct sourcing exposure to China stands at 22% currently. OLD NAVY STILL A 'BRIGHT SPOT': Despite the Gap brand's woes, Boss acknowledged that Old Navy remains a "bright spot" and remains on "solid" fundamental footing given the combination of quality product, store experience and "effective" marketing. However, the analyst said that while Old Navy is "best of breed," with nominal GDP at 5%, unemployment sub-4% and wage growth benefiting the U.S. consumer, core Gap's inability to demonstrate SSS improvement raises forward concerns if macro tailwinds moderate in 2019. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In June, Gap named Neil Fiske as president and CEO of the Gap brand. Fiske was previously CEO of Billabong International, where he helped the brand return to a position of multiyear share growth. PRICE ACTION: In pre-market trading, shares of Gap are down about 5%.

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JPMS
10/18/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $24
JPMS
Underweight
JPMorgan downgrades Gap to Underweight with $24 price target
JPMorgan analyst Matthew Boss downgraded Gap to Underweight from Neutral and lowered his price target for the shares to $24 from $30. To reflect continued sales weakness at the core Gap brand and greater gross margin pressure in the second half of the year, Boss lowered his second half earnings per share estimate to $1.33, below the Street at $1.39. He also dropped his fiscal 2019 earnings per share estimate to $2.38, or 12% below the Street at $2.70. The timeframe for sequential same-store-sales improvement at the Gap brand and a return to the "momentum" last seen in the second half of 2017 is now less certain as the brand grapples with operational issues and an "assortment imbalance," Boss tells investors in a research note.
10/18/18
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10/18/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $24
JPMS
Underweight
Gap downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Matthew Boss downgraded Gap to Underweight and lowered his price target for the shares to $24 from $30. The analyst believes margin pressures are mounting for Gap's fiscal 2019.
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WEDB
10/11/18
NO CHANGE
Target $25
WEDB
Neutral
Gap price target lowered to $25 from $32 at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Jen Redding lowered her price target for Gap to $25 from $32 on Q3 negative data signal from new proprietary data model. The analyst views the projected increases in revenue and in-line same-store sales being more than offset by the magnitude of decline in gross margin, a combination warranting a negative data signal for Q3. She reiterates a Neutral rating on the shares.
08/27/18
SBSH
08/27/18
UPGRADE
Target $29
SBSH
Neutral
Cit upgrades Gap to Neutral following last week's selloff
Citi analyst Paul Lejuez upgraded Gap to Neutral from Sell with an unchanged price target of $28. Since end of November 2017, the stock is down 9% versus the average stock performance of up 42% in the analyst's coverage universe. Following last week's post-earning selloff, Gap shares are now within 1% of Lejuez's price target. As such, he cites valuation for his upgrade to Neutral.

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