The Children’s Place Retail Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE) will be releasing its Q316 earnings data on Thursday, November 17th. The Children’s Place Retail Stores has set its Q3 guidance at $1.93-2.01 EPS and its FY17 guidance at $4.60-4.70 EPS.Persons that are interested in participating in the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link.

The Children’s Place Retail Stores (NASDAQ:PLCE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 17th. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.23) by $0.22. The company had revenue of $371.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $367.51 million. The Children’s Place Retail Stores had a net margin of 4.58% and a return on equity of 17.14%. The Children’s Place Retail Stores’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.33) EPS. On average, analysts expect The Children’s Place Retail Stores to post $4.69 EPS for the current fiscal year and $5.13 EPS for the next fiscal year.

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Shares of The Children’s Place Retail Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE) opened at 86.40 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $1.59 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.42 and a beta of 0.16. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $76.44 and a 200-day moving average of $77.99. The Children’s Place Retail Stores Inc. has a one year low of $46.74 and a one year high of $90.00.

In related news, COO Michael Scarpa sold 15,463 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.49, for a total transaction of $1,321,931.87. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 64,122 shares in the company, valued at $5,481,789.78. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Anurup Pruthi sold 601 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.01, for a total transaction of $50,490.01. Following the sale, the insider now owns 13,925 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,169,839.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.93% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in PLCE. FMR LLC boosted its stake in The Children’s Place Retail Stores by 457.3% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,189,835 shares of the company’s stock valued at $95,401,000 after buying an additional 976,325 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in The Children’s Place Retail Stores by 13.7% in the second quarter. Teachers Advisors Inc. now owns 202,935 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,271,000 after buying an additional 24,481 shares during the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. purchased a new stake in The Children’s Place Retail Stores during the second quarter valued at about $6,353,000. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in The Children’s Place Retail Stores by 88.2% in the second quarter. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. now owns 71,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,749,000 after buying an additional 33,600 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Marshall Wace LLP purchased a new stake in The Children’s Place Retail Stores during the second quarter valued at about $5,565,000.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of The Children’s Place Retail Stores from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. Piper Jaffray Cos. downgraded shares of The Children’s Place Retail Stores from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $99.00 to $88.00 in a report on Wednesday, September 21st. Mizuho increased their price target on shares of The Children’s Place Retail Stores from $85.00 to $95.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 17th. Telsey Advisory Group increased their price target on shares of The Children’s Place Retail Stores from $83.00 to $93.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 18th. Finally, FBR & Co lowered their price target on shares of The Children’s Place Retail Stores from $100.00 to $85.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $86.13.

About The Children’s Place Retail Stores

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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