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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for PLCE. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 150, which equates to a potential upside of 42.93 percent. The minimum price target given was 112, which equates to a potential downside of 6.72 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 378.79 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. 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, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

PLCE has an estimated earnings growth rate of 20.31 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of PLCE is 0.85.

PLCE has a 52-week high of 125.30 and a 52-week low of 70.90. Today's price is 48.03 percent above the 52-week low, and 16.24 percent below the high. PLCE has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.84 billion. PLCE will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.