Imperial Capital Cuts PT on Children's Place (PLCE) as Guidance Weak

November 20, 2012 11:39 AM EST
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Imperial Capital maintained an In-Line The Children's Place (NASDAQ: PLCE) and cut its price target to $53.00 (from $59.00) following the company’s Q3 results that included sluggish guidance.

"Despite near-term challenges, including the impact of Hurricane Sandy, we believe Children's Place remains well positioned to generate operating margin improvement, reflecting lower product costs, an improved merchandise assortment, a Canadian store recovery, stabilization of the outlet division, and relatively easy comparisons," said analyst Lee J. Giordano.

He reduced 4Q12 EPS estimates by $0.13 to $1.06 and FY12 EPS estimate by $0.10 to $3.15, consistent with the high-end of company guidance. Imperial Capital's revised price target reflects a 14x mulitple on 2013 EPS estimates.

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Shares of The Children's Place closed at $47.82 yesterday.

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