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How to buy The Childrens Place stock

Learn how to easily invest in The Childrens Place stock.

The Children's Place Inc is an apparel retail business based in the US. The Childrens Place shares (PLCE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Childrens Place employs 3,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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The Childrens Place stock price (NASDAQ: PLCE)

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The Childrens Place shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-13.
Latest market close$68.30
52-week range$58.68 - $113.50
50-day moving average $87.95
200-day moving average $86.63
Wall St. target price$116.80
PE ratio 6.9422
Dividend yield $0.56 (0.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $10.48

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The Childrens Place price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $68.3 from 2022-01-19

1 week (2022-01-13) -7.86%
1 month (2021-12-17) -10.51%
3 months (2021-10-16) N/A
6 months (2021-07-20) -16.76%
1 year (2021-01-20) 6.88%
2 years (2020-01-17) 5.48%
3 years (2019-01-18) 90.93
5 years (2017-01-20) 98.25

Is The Childrens Place stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing The Childrens Place stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Childrens Place's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Childrens Place's P/E ratio

The Childrens Place's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, The Childrens Place shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

The Childrens Place's PEG ratio

The Childrens Place's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.79. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Childrens Place's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Childrens Place's EBITDA

The Childrens Place's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $208.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Childrens Place's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Childrens Place financials

Revenue TTM $1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.87%
Gross profit TTM $333.3 million
Return on assets TTM 8.06%
Return on equity TTM 10.41%
Profit margin 8.29%
Book value $15.43
Market capitalisation $1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

The Childrens Place share dividends

We're not expecting The Childrens Place to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

The Childrens Place share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Childrens Place's shares have ranged in value from as little as $58.68 up to $113.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PLCE.US volatility(beta: 2.14)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while The Childrens Place's is 2.1363. This would suggest that The Childrens Place's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

The Childrens Place overview

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, Baby Place, and Gymboree brand names. As of July 31, 2021, the company had 708 stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico; online stores at childrensplace.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of The Childrens Place is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 4.832% of The Childrens Place shares are held by insiders and 106.344% by institutions.
How many people work for The Childrens Place?
Latest data suggests 3,600 work at The Childrens Place.
When does the fiscal year end for The Childrens Place?
The Childrens Place's fiscal year ends in February.
Where is The Childrens Place based?
The Childrens Place's address is: 500 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ, United States, 07094
What is The Childrens Place's ISIN number?
The Childrens Place's international securities identification number is: US1689051076
What is The Childrens Place's CUSIP number?
The Childrens Place's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 168905107

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