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Should You Think About Buying The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE) Now?

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The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE), which is in the specialty retail business, and is based in United States, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NASDAQGS over the last few months. With many analysts covering the stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Children's Place’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

View our latest analysis for Children's Place

What's the opportunity in Children's Place?

Great news for investors – Children's Place is still trading at a fairly cheap price. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $128.56, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. What’s more interesting is that, Children's Place’s share price is theoretically quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to move to its intrinsic value, and secondly, there may be less chances to buy low in the future once it reaches that value. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.

Can we expect growth from Children's Place?

NasdaqGS:PLCE Past and Future Earnings, September 4th 2019

Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company's future expectations. With profit expected to grow by 60% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Children's Place. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since PLCE is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With a positive outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as capital structure to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on PLCE for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its prosperous future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy PLCE. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the track record of its management team, in order to make a well-informed investment decision.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Children's Place. You can find everything you need to know about Children's Place in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Children's Place, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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