NASDAQ:PLCE - Childrens Place Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $130.71 -3.81 (-2.83 %) (As of 11/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$130.71Today's Range$128.06 - $133.4252-Week Range$112.55 - $161.65Volume467,497 shsAverage Volume599,951 shsMarket Capitalization$2.28 billionP/E Ratio16.52Dividend Yield1.44%Beta0.2 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 Ratio1.28 Quick Ratio0.46 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio16.52 Forward P/E Ratio15.88 P/E Growth2.11 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.87 billion Price / Sales1.15 Cash Flow$11.4357 per share Price / Cash11.43 Book Value$27.23 per share Price / Book4.80 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$7.91 Net Income$84.69 million Net Margins3.76% Return on Equity33.17% Return on Assets15.13% Miscellaneous Employees15,800 Outstanding Shares16,400,000Market Cap$2.28 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, August 23rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.50 per share on Monday, September 17th. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.53%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 4th. View Childrens Place's Dividend History. How will Childrens Place's stock buyback program work? Childrens Place declared that its board has initiated a share buyback program on Tuesday, March 20th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were Childrens Place's earnings last quarter? Childrens Place Inc (NASDAQ:PLCE) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 23rd. The company reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.11. The firm earned $448.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $427.89 million. Childrens Place had a net margin of 3.76% and a return on equity of 33.17%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 20.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.86 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 Wednesday, November 21st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Childrens Place. What guidance has Childrens Place issued on next quarter's earnings? Childrens Place updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 23rd. The company provided EPS guidance of $8.09-8.29 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $8.07. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.945-1.955, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.93 billion.Childrens Place also updated its Q3 guidance to $2.97-3.07 EPS. What price target have analysts set for PLCE? 12 brokerages 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 $149.40 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 14.3% 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? Headlines about PLCE stock have trended neutral recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing 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 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. 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 & Director (Age 57)Mr. Anurup Pruthi, CFO & Sr. VP (Age 50)Mr. Michael Scarpa, COO & Exec. VP (Age 62)Mr. Bradley P. Cost, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 64)Ms. Pamela B. Wallack, Pres of Global Product (Age 59) Who are Childrens Place's major shareholders? Childrens Place's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.25%), FMR LLC (6.10%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.61%), LSV Asset Management (4.55%), Royce & Associates LP (3.16%) and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (2.59%). Company insiders that own Childrens Place stock include Anurup Pruthi, Bradley P Cost, Jane T Elfers, Kevin Low, Michael Scarpa and Norman S Matthews. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Childrens Place. Which institutional investors are selling Childrens Place stock? PLCE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Royce & Associates LP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Vident Investment Advisory LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Wells Fargo & Company MN and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. 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 institutional investors are buying Childrens Place stock? PLCE stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, FMR LLC, Rice Hall James & Associates LLC, Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust, Emerald Advisers Inc. PA, BlackRock Inc., Brant Point Investment Management LLC and Teachers Advisors 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 $130.71. How big of a company is Childrens Place? Childrens Place has a market capitalization of $2.28 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: 457 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 494 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 951MarketBeat'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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