One Big Thought for the Retail Sector in 2012

In case you missed it amid frantic last-minute gift wrapping or guest entertaining during the long holiday weekend, Barron's was the latest to throw a dart at calling a revival in shares of Gap (GPS) for 2012.

One fund manager who clearly was sucking down a hearty helping of pre-holiday eggnog went so far as to say that Gap's stock could gain 50% next year. I am able to appreciate the earnings catalysts on the horizon, such as tamer cotton costs, aggressive share repurchases and same-store sales life through improved merchandising not presently being priced into the stock.  In fact, I wouldn't completely discount the possibility of Gap shares moving to the upside to conclude the fourth quarter ending January....485 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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