NASDAQ:PLCE - Childrens Place Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $92.68 -2.30 (-2.42 %) (As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$92.68Today's Range$92.36 - $97.1352-Week Range$92.36 - $161.65Volume614,421 shsAverage Volume691,728 shsMarket Capitalization$1.55 billionP/E Ratio11.72Dividend Yield2.09%Beta0.17 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email The Children's Place, Inc. operates as a children's specialty apparel retailer. The company operates in two segments, The Children's Place U.S. and The Children's Place International. It sells apparel, accessories, footwear, and other items for children; and designs, contracts to manufacture, and sells merchandise under the proprietary The Children's Place, Place, and Baby Place brand names. As of February 3, 2018, the company operated 1,014 stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico; and 190 international points of distribution operated by its 7 franchise partners in 19 countries. It also sells its products through childrensplace.com, an online store. The company was formerly known as The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. and changed its name to The Children's Place, Inc. in June 2014. The Children's Place, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey. Receive PLCE News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for PLCE and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Family clothing stores Sub-IndustryApparel Retail SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNASDAQ:PLCE Previous Symbol CUSIP16890510 Webwww.childrensplace.com Phone201-558-2400 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio1.33 Quick Ratio0.41 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio11.72 Forward P/E Ratio11.99 P/E Growth1.54 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.87 billion Price / Sales0.80 Cash Flow$11.8064 per share Price / Cash Flow7.85 Book Value$21.21 per share Price / Book4.37 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$7.91 Net Income$84.69 million Net Margins4.00% Return on Equity37.97% Return on Assets16.36% Miscellaneous Employees15,800 Outstanding Shares16,190,000Market Cap$1.55 billion OptionableOptionable Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE) Frequently Asked Questions What is Childrens Place's stock symbol? Childrens Place trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PLCE." How often does Childrens Place pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Childrens Place? Childrens Place declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.50 per share on Friday, December 28th. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 14th. View Childrens Place's Dividend History. How will Childrens Place's stock buyback program work? Childrens Place announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, March 20th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were Childrens Place's earnings last quarter? Childrens Place Inc (NASDAQ:PLCE) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December, 6th. The company reported $3.07 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $3.07. The firm had revenue of $522.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $511.19 million. Childrens Place had a return on equity of 37.97% and a net margin of 4.00%. The firm's revenue was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $2.58 EPS. View Childrens Place's Earnings History. When is Childrens Place's next earnings date? Childrens Place is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, March 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Childrens Place. What guidance has Childrens Place issued on next quarter's earnings? Childrens Place issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, December, 6th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.07-2.17 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.64. The company issued revenue guidance of $547-552 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $567.05 million.Childrens Place also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $7.69-7.79 EPS. What price target have analysts set for PLCE? 12 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Childrens Place's shares. Their predictions range from $115.00 to $167.00. On average, they anticipate Childrens Place's stock price to reach $145.6364 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 57.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Childrens Place. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Childrens Place? 12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Childrens Place in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Childrens Place. Has Childrens Place been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about PLCE stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Childrens Place earned a media sentiment score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Childrens Place's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Childrens Place include Urban Outfitters (URBN), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), Buckle (BKE), Lands' End (LE), Destination XL Group (DXLG), Stein Mart (SMRT) and Stage Stores (SSI). Who are Childrens Place's key executives? Childrens Place's management team includes the folowing people: Ms. Jane T. Elfers, CEO, Pres, Pres of Global Product & Director (Age 57)Mr. Michael Scarpa, COO, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 62)Mr. Bradley P. Cost, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 64)Mr. Robert Helm, VP of Fin. & Accounting and Principal Accounting Officer (Age 39)Mr. Steven G. Rado, Chief Digital & Technology Officer (Age 54) Who are Childrens Place's major shareholders? Childrens Place's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.25%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.91%), Vanguard Group Inc (10.04%), FMR LLC (6.10%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.61%) and LSV Asset Management (4.55%). Company insiders that own Childrens Place stock include Anurup Pruthi, Bradley P Cost, Jane T Elfers, Kevin Low and Michael Scarpa. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Childrens Place. Which major investors are selling Childrens Place stock? PLCE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Royce & Associates LP, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Vident Investment Advisory LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Wells Fargo & Company MN. Company insiders that have sold Childrens Place company stock in the last year include Anurup Pruthi and Jane T Elfers. View Insider Buying and Selling for Childrens Place. Which major investors are buying Childrens Place stock? PLCE stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, FMR LLC, Marshall Wace LLP, Impala Asset Management LLC, Rice Hall James & Associates LLC, Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust, Emerald Advisers Inc. PA and BlackRock Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Childrens Place. How do I buy shares of Childrens Place? Shares of PLCE can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Childrens Place's stock price today? One share of PLCE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $92.68. How big of a company is Childrens Place? Childrens Place has a market capitalization of $1.55 billion and generates $1.87 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $84.69 million in net income (profit) each year or $7.91 on an earnings per share basis. Childrens Place employs 15,800 workers across the globe. What is Childrens Place's official website? The official website for Childrens Place is http://www.childrensplace.com. How can I contact Childrens Place? Childrens Place's mailing address is 500 Plaza Drive, Secaucus NJ, 07094. The company can be reached via phone at 201-558-2400 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Childrens Place (NASDAQ PLCE)Community Ranking: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 466 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 502 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 968MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Childrens Place and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PLCE will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PLCE will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. 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