NASDAQ:PLCE - Childrens Place Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$87.51 -0.44 (-0.50 %)
(As of 03/21/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$87.95
Today's Range$86.7950 - $88.39
52-Week Range$82.05 - $160.23
Volume379,631 shs
Average Volume757,824 shs
Market Capitalization$1.42 billion
P/E Ratio12.96
Dividend Yield2.27%
Beta0.63
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Family clothing stores
Sub-IndustryApparel Retail
SectorRetail/Wholesale
Current SymbolNASDAQ:PLCE
CUSIP16890510
Phone201-558-2400

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.94 billion
Cash Flow$11.9877 per share
Book Value$27.23 per share

Profitability

Net Income$100.96 million

Miscellaneous

Employees15,800
Market Cap$1.42 billion
Next Earnings Date5/16/2019 (Estimated)
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 6th. Shareholders 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 2.29%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 14th. View Childrens Place's Dividend History.

How will Childrens Place's stock buyback program work?

Childrens Place declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, March 20th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Childrens Place's earnings last quarter?

Childrens Place Inc (NASDAQ:PLCE) released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, March, 4th. The company reported $1.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.10 by $1.00. The company had revenue of $530.56 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $553.06 million. Childrens Place had a net margin of 5.21% and a return on equity of 33.68%. Childrens Place's quarterly revenue was down 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $2.52 earnings per share. 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 Thursday, May 16th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Childrens Place.

What guidance has Childrens Place issued on next quarter's earnings?

Childrens Place updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Monday, March, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.25-5.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $8.84. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.89-1.92 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.01 billion.Childrens Place also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $5.25-5.75 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for PLCE?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Childrens Place's stock. Their forecasts range from $97.00 to $150.00. On average, they expect Childrens Place's share price to reach $122.6250 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 40.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Childrens Place.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Childrens Place?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Childrens Place in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 6 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?

Media coverage about PLCE stock has been trending neutral this week, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Childrens Place earned a media sentiment score of 0.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the company a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

Are investors shorting Childrens Place?

Childrens Place saw a increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,852,876 shares, an increase of 35.2% from the January 31st total of 2,850,725 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 701,888 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.5 days. Approximately 24.4% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Childrens Place's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Childrens Place's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Childrens Place own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Childrens Place investors own include Alibaba Group (BABA), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- (GWPH), Visa (V), Home Depot (HD), Boeing (BA), Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), Micron Technology (MU), UnitedHealth Group (UNH) and NVIDIA (NVDA).

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 58)
  • Mr. Michael Scarpa, COO, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 63)
  • Mr. Bradley P. Cost, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 65)
  • Mr. Robert Helm, VP of Fin. & Accounting and Principal Accounting Officer (Age 40)
  • Mr. Steven G. Rado, Chief Digital & Technology Officer (Age 55)

Who are Childrens Place's major shareholders?

Childrens Place's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.30%), FMR LLC (7.90%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.71%), Royce & Associates LP (3.09%), Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (2.83%) and LSV Asset Management (2.44%). 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 LSV Asset Management, Skyline Asset Management LP, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, KBC Group NV, TD Asset Management Inc., Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management, Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado and Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC. 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 FMR LLC, Norges Bank, Squarepoint Ops LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Gotham Asset Management LLC, Macquarie Group Ltd. and SG Americas Securities LLC. 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 $87.51.

How big of a company is Childrens Place?

Childrens Place has a market capitalization of $1.42 billion and generates $1.94 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $100.96 million in net income (profit) each year or $6.75 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  497 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  542 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,039
MarketBeat'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. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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