Aperio Group LLC decreased its holdings in shares of Children’s Place, Inc. (The) (NASDAQ:PLCE) by 6.8% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 8,189 shares of the company’s stock after selling 602 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Children’s Place, Inc. (The) were worth $968,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the business. Alps Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in Children’s Place, Inc. (The) by 0.3% during the second quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 4,086 shares of the company’s stock worth $417,000 after purchasing an additional 11 shares during the period. Renaissance Group LLC lifted its stake in Children’s Place, Inc. (The) by 0.4% during the second quarter. Renaissance Group LLC now owns 3,302 shares of the company’s stock worth $337,000 after purchasing an additional 12 shares during the period. Hanseatic Management Services Inc. lifted its stake in Children’s Place, Inc. (The) by 0.7% during the second quarter. Hanseatic Management Services Inc. now owns 2,085 shares of the company’s stock worth $213,000 after purchasing an additional 14 shares during the period. Zacks Investment Management lifted its stake in Children’s Place, Inc. (The) by 2.0% during the second quarter. Zacks Investment Management now owns 2,429 shares of the company’s stock worth $248,000 after purchasing an additional 48 shares during the period. Finally, Navellier & Associates Inc lifted its stake in Children’s Place, Inc. (The) by 1.9% during the second quarter. Navellier & Associates Inc now owns 3,399 shares of the company’s stock worth $347,000 after purchasing an additional 65 shares during the period.

Shares of Children’s Place, Inc. (NASDAQ PLCE) opened at $127.20 on Monday. Children’s Place, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $92.95 and a fifty-two week high of $128.50. The company has a market cap of $2,243.79, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 0.27.

Children’s Place, Inc. (The) (NASDAQ:PLCE) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 15th. The company reported $2.58 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.46 by $0.12. Children’s Place, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 7.07% and a return on equity of 26.58%. The firm had revenue of $490.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $480.28 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $2.29 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Children’s Place, Inc. will post 7.55 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 3rd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 12th. Children’s Place, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio is presently 22.66%.

A number of research analysts have commented on the stock. BMO Capital Markets set a $121.00 price target on shares of Children’s Place, Inc. (The) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Buckingham Research lifted their target price on shares of Children’s Place, Inc. (The) from $139.00 to $144.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Telsey Advisory Group lifted their target price on shares of Children’s Place, Inc. (The) from $135.00 to $140.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday. FBR & Co reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $127.00 target price on shares of Children’s Place, Inc. (The) in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Children’s Place, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $131.67.

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Children’s Place, Inc. (The) Company Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Children`s Place, Inc. (The) (NASDAQ:PLCE)

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