Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Childrens Place (PLCE) Share Price

News headlines about Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Childrens Place earned a media sentiment score of 0.35 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.6427748651374 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Telsey Advisory Group raised their target price on shares of Childrens Place from $140.00 to $164.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. SunTrust Banks raised their target price on shares of Childrens Place to $157.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. BidaskClub raised shares of Childrens Place from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. BMO Capital Markets set a $130.00 target price on shares of Childrens Place and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Childrens Place in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Childrens Place has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $139.15.

Shares of Childrens Place (PLCE) opened at $158.35 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,738.06, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.43, a P/E/G ratio of 2.23 and a beta of 0.31. Childrens Place has a 52-week low of $92.95 and a 52-week high of $161.05.

Childrens Place (NASDAQ:PLCE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 15th. The company reported $2.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.46 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $490.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $480.28 million. Childrens Place had a return on equity of 26.58% and a net margin of 7.07%. Childrens Place’s revenue was up 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $2.29 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Childrens Place will post 7.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 3rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 13th were given a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 12th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.01%. Childrens Place’s dividend payout ratio is presently 22.66%.

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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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