Analyst Ratings for Children's Place Inc. (PLCE)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Children's Place Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for PLCE last month.

6 analysts declared PLCE a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for PLCE by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 150, implying a possible profit of 42.93 percent. The lowest price target was 112, implying a possible loss of 6.72 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 378.79 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 9.19 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of PLCE's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 20.31 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of PLCE is 0.85.

In the last 52-weeks, PLCE has achieved a high of 125.30 and a low of 70.90. Currently the stock is 48.03 percent higher than its low, and 16.24 percent lower than its 52-week high. PLCE has a P/E ratio of 17.24. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PLCE value stock report compares PLCE to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of PLCE is $1.84 billion. PLCE will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.