Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE) Earning Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

Media coverage about Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE) has trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Childrens Place earned a media sentiment score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 48.6069019739539 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

PLCE has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine cut shares of Childrens Place from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. SunTrust Banks began coverage on shares of Childrens Place in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. They set a “hold” rating and a $150.00 target price on the stock. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $112.00 target price on shares of Childrens Place in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. B. Riley set a $130.00 target price on shares of Childrens Place and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Chardan Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $156.00 price target (up previously from $130.00) on shares of Childrens Place in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $139.15.

Childrens Place (NASDAQ PLCE) opened at $150.00 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $2,497.13, a P/E ratio of 19.75, a PEG ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 0.23. Childrens Place has a one year low of $94.95 and a one year high of $161.65.

Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 15th. The company reported $2.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.46 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $490.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $480.28 million. Childrens Place had a return on equity of 26.58% and a net margin of 7.07%. The business’s revenue was up 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $2.29 EPS. analysts expect that Childrens Place will post 7.87 EPS for the current year.

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Childrens Place Company Profile

The Children’s Place, Inc (The Children’s Place) is a pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America. The Company sells apparel, accessories, footwear and other items for children. The Company operates through two segments: The Children’s Place U.S. and The Children’s Place International.

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