Gildan Activewear (GIL) Received its Third Buy in a Row

After National Bank and UBS gave Gildan Activewear (NYSE: GIL) a Buy rating last month, the company received another Buy, this time from Desjardins. Analyst Chris Li CFA maintained a Buy rating on Gildan Activewear today and set a price target of C$53.00. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $30.97.

According to TipRanks.com, CFA is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 2.0% and a 55.1% success rate. CFA covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Loblaw Companies, Canadian Tire, and Dollarama.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for Gildan Activewear with a $39.40 average price target.

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Gildan Activewear’s market cap is currently $5.78B and has a P/E ratio of 9.20.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 34 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of GIL in relation to earlier this year.

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Gildan Activewear, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of printwear and branded apparel. Its products include activewear, underwear, socks, hosiery, and legwear. The firm operates under the brand name Gildan, American Apparel, Comfort Colors, Gold Toe, Anvil, Secret, Silks, Kushyfoot, Peds, and Mossy Oak. The company was founded by Glenn J. Chamandy and H. Gregory Chamandy on May 8, 1984 and is headquartered in Montréal, Canada.

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