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Stocks in Focus – The Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS), Hot Topic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOTT)

on 14/03/2013

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The Services Sector of the Apparel Stores Industry stock are in focus, as its stock was gaining high volume during the previous trade, The Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) remained with higher volume in its industry and was showing a positive trend during the previous trading session and Hot Topic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOTT) was in focus of investors and it was showing bullish movement during the previous trade.

The Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) unveiled that its Board of Directors has approved a plan to raise the annual dividend per share by 20 percent, from fiscal year 2012 $0.50 to fiscal year 2013 $0.60. The company announced the dividend of the 1st quarter of $0.15 per share, it will be payable on 1st May, 2013, to shareholders of record on 10th April, 2013.

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Services Sector stock showing upward movement during prior trade, The Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) reported the upsurge of 0.33% and closed at $36.65 with the total traded volume of 3,834,400 shares. The stock’s opening price was $36.42. The company has a total of 480.00 million outstanding shares and its total market capitalization is $17.59 billion.

The 52-week price range of the stock remained $24.97 – $37.85, while during last trade its minimum price was $36.42 and it gained its highest price of $36.80. Company’s last 5 days shows an uptrend with the climb of 8.21%.

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Hot Topic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOTT) announced its results for its fiscal 4th Q and fiscal year of 2012. The net income of the company remained $12.1 million, or $0.29 per share, for the fiscal 4th Q, in comparison to the prior year fiscal 4th Q net income of $9.0 million, or $0.21 per share.

Apparel Stores company showing positive momentum during the previous trade, Hot Topic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOTT) reported the upsurge of 0.07% after opening at the price of $13.85. Its closing price for the day was $13.85.

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HOTT’s total trading volume for the day was 3,519,600 shares, versus its average volume of 1.82 million shares. Company’s current market capitalization stands at $586.01 million along with 42.31 million shares.

Hot Topic’s earnings per share is $0.38. If we look at the previous 5 day’s performance of the stock, it remained optimistic with the gain of 27.89%. In its last one month’s trade it jumped 27.36%.

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