Why Children's Place Is Poised to Keep Falling

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, children's apparel retailer The Children's Placehas received a distressing two-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Children's Place and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Children's Place facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Secaucus, N.J. (1969)

Market Cap

$1.1 billion

Industry

Apparel retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.8 billion

Management

CEO Jane Elfers (since April 2010)
CFO Michael Scarpa (since December 2012)

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)

13.3%

Cash/Debt

$203.1 million / $0

Competitors

Gap
Gymboree
Target


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 25% of the 201 members who have rated Children's Place believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier today, one of those Fools, JohnStuartMill, succinctly summed up the Children's Place bear case for our community:

Discretionary sales are going to stay down until people start to "feel" better (especially the low income spenders). That is definitely not now. The sales in this company are falling as seen by the miss in the October quarter and the outlook lowered for the next year.

And now with the CFO leaving, there is nothing for a catalyst to get this [company's] stock going. If fact there is a down draft.

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The article Why Children's Place Is Poised to Keep Falling originally appeared on Fool.com.

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