NASDAQ:PLCE - Childrens Place Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $103.70 -4.75 (-4.38 %) (As of 05/23/2019 06:42 AM ET)Previous Close$108.45Today's Range$103.5350 - $107.4152-Week Range$82.05 - $160.23Volume617,044 shsAverage Volume755,881 shsMarket Capitalization$1.64 billionP/E Ratio15.36Dividend Yield2.07%Beta0.69 ProfileAnalyst 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 through two segments, The Children's Place U.S. and The Children's Place International. It sells apparel, footwear, accessories, 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 2, 2019, the company operated 972 stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico; and 217 international points of distribution operated by its 8 franchise partners in 20 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 CIK1041859 Webhttp://www.childrensplace.com/ Phone201-558-2400Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.31 Current Ratio0.79 Quick Ratio0.22Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio15.36 Forward P/E Ratio16.28 P/E Growth2.13 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.94 billion Price / Sales0.84 Cash Flow$10.7573 per share Price / Cash Flow9.64 Book Value$17.76 per share Price / Book5.84Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.75 Net Income$100.96 million Net Margins3.86% Return on Equity27.26% Return on Assets9.28%Miscellaneous Employees18,700 Outstanding Shares15,780,000Market Cap$1.64 billion Next Earnings Date8/22/2019 (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, May 16th. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 18th will be given a dividend of $0.56 per share on Friday, June 28th. This represents a $2.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.16%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 17th. View Childrens Place's Dividend History. How will Childrens Place's stock buyback program work? Childrens Place announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Tuesday, March 20th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often 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 results on Wednesday, May, 15th. The company reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.53) by $0.89. The business had revenue of $412.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $399.40 million. Childrens Place had a net margin of 3.86% and a return on equity of 27.26%. The company's revenue was down 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.87 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, August 22nd 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 FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 15th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.75-6.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.75. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.905-1.925 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.92 billion.Childrens Place also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $5.75-6.25 EPS. What price target have analysts set for PLCE? 8 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Childrens Place's stock. Their predictions range from $103.00 to $150.00. On average, they anticipate Childrens Place's stock price to reach $124.6667 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 20.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Childrens Place. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Childrens Place? 8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Childrens Place in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 5 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 headlines about PLCE stock have trended very negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Childrens Place earned a coverage optimism score of -3.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. Are investors shorting Childrens Place? Childrens Place saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 5,831,399 shares, an increase of 30.7% from the March 29th total of 4,462,957 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 725,423 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 8.0 days. Approximately 38.4% of the company's stock are short sold. View Childrens Place's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Childrens Place's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Childrens Place include Nordstrom (JWN), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), Urban Outfitters (URBN), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), Buckle (BKE), Lands' End (LE), Destination XL Group (DXLG), Stein Mart (SMRT) and Stage Stores (SSI). 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), Home Depot (HD), GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- (GWPH), Lam Research (LRCX), Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Applied Materials (AMAT), Extreme Networks (EXTR), Ichor (ICHR) and Netflix (NFLX). Who are Childrens Place's key executives? Childrens Place's management team includes the folowing people: Ms. Jane T. Elfers, CEO, Pres & 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 F. Helm, VP of Fin. & Accounting and Principal Accounting Officer (Age 39)Mr. Steven G. Rado, Chief Digital & Technology Officer (Age 55) 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. (14.69%), FMR LLC (13.40%), Wellington Management Group LLP (5.17%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.76%), Ceredex Value Advisors LLC (4.64%) and Royce & Associates LP (3.96%). Company insiders that own Childrens Place stock include Anurup Pruthi, Claudia Lima-Guinehut, Jane T Elfers, Kevin Low, Michael Scarpa and Robert F Helm. 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 Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Morgan Stanley, AQR Capital Management LLC, LSV Asset Management, Voya Investment Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold Childrens Place company stock in the last year include Anurup Pruthi, Claudia Lima-Guinehut, Jane T Elfers and Robert F Helm. 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 FMR LLC, Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, Greenvale Capital LLP, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Daruma Capital Management LLC, Westfield Capital Management Co. LP, Peregrine Capital Management LLC and Westwood Holdings Group 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 $103.70. How big of a company is Childrens Place? Childrens Place has a market capitalization of $1.64 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 18,700 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: 524 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 563 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,087MarketBeat'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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