The Children’s Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE) went up by 7.35% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $95.53 and move down -348.08%, while PLCE stocks collected 12.77% of gains with the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported on 08/27/20 that Children’s Place is in a good place for a comeback, analysts say — right behind Walmart, Target and Kohl’s
The Children’s Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE) Worth an Investment?
The Children’s Place, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) The 36 Months beta value for PLCE stocks is at 1.87, while 2 of the analysts out of 9 who provided ratings for The Children’s Place, Inc. stocks as a “buy” while 0 as overweight, 6 rated it as hold and 0 as sell. The average price we get from analysts is $24.67 which is $2.88 above current price. PLCE currently has a short float of 42.91% and public float of 13.78M with average trading volume of 1.22M shares.
PLCE Market Performance
PLCE stocks went up by 12.77% for the week, with the monthly drop of -18.28% and a quarterly performance of -56.30%, while its annual performance rate touched -74.86%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -11.55% for PLCE stocks with the simple moving average of -51.13% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion on The Children’s Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE)
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for PLCE stocks, with Telsey Advisory Group repeating the rating for PLCE shares by setting it to “Outperform”. The predicted price for PLCE socks in the upcoming period according to Telsey Advisory Group is $35 based on the research report published on August 26, 2020.
Monness Crespi & Hardt, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see PLCE stock at the price of $35, previously predicting the value of $55. The rating they have provided for PLCE stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on August 26, 2020.
UBS gave “Neutral” rating to PLCE stocks, setting the target price at $26 in the report published on August 12, 2020.
PLCE Stocks -26.47% Far from 50 Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought PLCE to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, The Children’s Place, Inc. was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -77.68% of loss for the given period.
The stock volatility was left at 8.05%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 7.49%, while the shares sank at the distance of -21.73% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by -45.82% lower at the present time.
In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, PLCE went up by +12.77%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of -73.74% of losses for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $23.81. In addition, The Children’s Place, Inc. saw -65.90% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further losses.
PLCE Stock Insider Trading
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at The Children’s Place, Inc. (PLCE), starting from Swan Leah, who bought 4,920 shares at the price of $20.21 back on Aug 31. After this action, Rushing now owns 87,143 shares of The Children’s Place, Inc., valued at $99,433 with the latest closing price.
BOLAND ELIZABETH J, the Director of The Children’s Place, Inc., bought 2,000 shares at the value of $39.19 during a trade that took place back on Jun 22, which means that BOLAND ELIZABETH J is holding 5,976 shares at the value of $78,380 based on the most recent closing price.
PLCE Stock Fundamentals
The current profitability levels are settled at +5.47 for the present operating margin and +31.03 for gross margin. The net margin for The Children’s Place, Inc. stands at +3.92. Total capital return value is set at 17.01, while invested capital returns managed to touch 17.02. Equity return holds the value 34.70%, with 5.90% for asset returns.
Based on The Children’s Place, Inc. (PLCE), the company’s capital structure generated 257.07 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 71.99. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 51.18 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at 12.48 and long-term debt to capital is 132.62.
The value for Enterprise to Sales is 0.79 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.41. The receivables turnover for The Children’s Place, Inc. is 55.07 with the total asset turnover at the value of 1.96. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.76.