The Children’s Place Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE) does about 954.63K shares in volume on a normal day but saw 1259771 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 316.97M USD and an enterprise value of about $912.05M. Its current market price is $21.77, marking an increase of 0.18% compared to the previous close of $21.73. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $95.53 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $9.25. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $22.68 and a low of $21.63.

The Children’s Place Inc. (PLCE) has a 20-day trading average at $25.95 and the current price is -77.21% off the 52-week high compared with 135.35% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $32.16 and its 200-day simple moving average is $45.80. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 7.66%, which increases to 7.75% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 28.13 to suggest the stock is oversold.

9 analysts observing the The Children’s Place Inc. (PLCE) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $25.00 and $55.00. The median price target is 48.17% away from the current levels at $42.00.

FactSet Research has provided data showing that 9 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 0 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 0 advise that it is a overweight. 2 analysts have rated it as a buy and 6 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Hold and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Moderate Buy the stock.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on August 12, 2020 when UBS initiated the stock to “Neutral” and issued a price target of $26. Monness Crespi & Hardt reiterated its price target at $50-$38.

The current price level is -17.25%, -33.29%, and -52.80% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the PLCE price moving above the 50-day SMA on August 21. The Children’s Place Inc. (PLCE) stock is down -21.63% over the week and -29.20% over the past month. Its price is -65.18% year-to-date and -73.44% over the past year.

The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 4/29/2020, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of -$1.96 above consensus estimates by $0.3. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 08/25/2020, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at -$1.14 and $0.2 for whole year. PLCE’s earnings per share are forecast to shrink by -96.30% this year and 1,670.00% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $474.79 million, which analysts say will come at $1.57 billion for the current fiscal year and next year at $1.65 billion. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $365.21 million.

Its 12-month price target is $42.00. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $25.00, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $55.00.

Outstanding shares total 14.61M with insiders holding 3.64% of the shares and institutional holders owning 147.03% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of 20.00% and return on equity of -21.80%. The forward price to earnings ratio is 6.14. The beta has a value of 1.96. Price to book ratio is 3.03 and price to sales ratio is 0.18.

According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF has added its position in The Children’s Place Inc. (PLCE) to 905,385 shares, mirroring a recent increase by 0.36%. iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF added 3234.0 shares of The Children’s Place Inc. common stock bringing its total worth to about $22.1 million at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by Royce Special Equity Fund, which added 63000.0 shares to end up with 550,000 shares worth $13.43 million. TIAA-CREF Growth & Income Fund cut their holdings by -22.02% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 3.28% position in The Children’s Place Inc. thanks to 0.48 million shares amounting to $11.69 million.