Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Children's Place

(

PLCE

) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Children's Place as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • PLCE has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $72.0 million.
  • PLCE has traded 2,851 shares today.
  • PLCE is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on PLCE:

The Children's Place, Inc. operates as a children's specialty apparel retailer. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1%. PLCE has a PE ratio of 28. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Children's Place a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Children's Place has been 613,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Children's Place has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. The stock has a beta of -0.44 and a short float of 14.4% with 2.84 days to cover. Shares are up 44.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Children's Place as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 25.79% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. Turning to the future, naturally, any stock can fall in a major bear market. However, in almost any other environment, the stock should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed nice gains in the past year.
  • CHILDRENS PLACE INC has improved earnings per share by 10.1% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, CHILDRENS PLACE INC increased its bottom line by earning $2.81 versus $2.61 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.09 versus $2.81).
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 9.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 4.0%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • 35.60% is the gross profit margin for CHILDRENS PLACE INC which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 3.50% trails the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $97.59 million or 5.09% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, CHILDRENS PLACE INC's average is still marginally south of the industry average growth rate of 7.68%.

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