Children’s Place, Inc. (The) (NASDAQ:PLCE) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, August 15th. Analysts expect Children’s Place, Inc. (The) to post earnings of $0.75 per share for the quarter. Children’s Place, Inc. (The) has set its Q2 guidance at $0.70-0.75 EPS.

Children’s Place, Inc. (The) (NASDAQ:PLCE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 18th. The company reported $1.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.64 by $0.31. Children’s Place, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 23.00% and a net margin of 6.25%. The firm had revenue of $436.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $422.51 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.32 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect Children’s Place, Inc. (The) to post $7.24 EPS for the current fiscal year and $7.71 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Children’s Place, Inc. (PLCE) opened at 114.45 on Tuesday. Children’s Place, Inc. has a 52 week low of $70.90 and a 52 week high of $125.30. The company has a market capitalization of $2.02 billion, a PE ratio of 18.97 and a beta of 0.33. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $103.88 and its 200 day moving average price is $107.47.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 10th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 19th were given a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 15th. Children’s Place, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 26.32%.

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In other Children’s Place, Inc. (The) news, SVP Kevin Low sold 14,517 shares of Children’s Place, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $109.04, for a total transaction of $1,582,933.68. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 33,565 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,659,927.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Michael Scarpa sold 37,231 shares of Children’s Place, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.08, for a total value of $4,023,926.48. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 59,084 shares in the company, valued at $6,385,798.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the company. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $115.00 price objective on shares of Children’s Place, Inc. (The) in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Children’s Place, Inc. (The) in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. ValuEngine raised Children’s Place, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 19th. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on Children’s Place, Inc. (The) from $140.00 to $150.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Children’s Place, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. Children’s Place, Inc. (The) has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $125.00.

Children’s Place, Inc. (The) 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.

Earnings History for Children`s Place, Inc. (The) (NASDAQ:PLCE)

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