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The Children's Place, Inc. (PLCE) Analysts See $2.15 EPS; Halyard Health (HYH) Sellers Increased By 7.27% Their Shorts

Analysts expect The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE) to report $2.15 EPS on March, 14.They anticipate $0.27 EPS change or 14.36% from last quarter’s $1.88 EPS. PLCE’s profit would be $37.39 million giving it 16.23 P/E if the $2.15 EPS is correct. After having $2.58 EPS previously, The Children's Place, Inc.’s analysts see -16.67% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.45% or $2.05 during the last trading session, reaching $139.6. About 155,896 shares traded. The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE) has risen 44.10% since February 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.40% the S&P500.

Halyard Health Incorporated (NYSE:HYH) had an increase of 7.27% in short interest. HYH’s SI was 3.87M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 7.27% from 3.61M shares previously. With 228,000 avg volume, 17 days are for Halyard Health Incorporated (NYSE:HYH)’s short sellers to cover HYH’s short positions. The stock decreased 2.94% or $1.34 during the last trading session, reaching $44.24. About 146,247 shares traded. Halyard Health, Inc. (NYSE:HYH) has risen 28.46% since February 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.76% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.51, from 1.3 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 30 investors sold The Children's Place, Inc. shares while 93 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. 21.66 million shares or 3.10% less from 22.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. California State Teachers Retirement System accumulated 27,638 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale reported 11,115 shares. Usa Fin Portformulas reported 0.13% in The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE). Timpani Cap Management Limited Liability Corp accumulated 21,554 shares or 0.93% of the stock. Virginia Retirement Et Al reported 0.02% of its portfolio in The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE). 19,562 are owned by First Trust Advsrs L P. Vanguard holds 2.49M shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Panagora Asset Management Inc has 0.01% invested in The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE). Pacad holds 0.02% of its portfolio in The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE) for 700 shares. Us Bankshares De owns 403 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Parametric Port Associates Ltd Com stated it has 0.01% in The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE). State Teachers Retirement Systems invested in 49,828 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsrs reported 0.05% stake. Millennium Mgmt Ltd accumulated 0.01% or 44,694 shares. Thrivent Finance For Lutherans invested 0.08% in The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE).

Among 14 analysts covering Children’s Place (NASDAQ:PLCE), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Children’s Place had 45 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 4 by FBR Capital. Morgan Stanley upgraded The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE) on Monday, January 11 to “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, June 26 by Telsey Advisory Group. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wolfe Research given on Tuesday, August 18. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Tuesday, October 27. The stock of The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 15 by Oppenheimer. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of PLCE in report on Wednesday, July 5 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Market Perform” on Thursday, August 18. The company was maintained on Friday, June 9 by FBR Capital.

The Children's Place, Inc. operates as a children's specialty apparel retailer. The company has market cap of $2.43 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, The Children's Place U.S. and The Children's Place International. It has a 19.8 P/E ratio. It sells apparel, accessories, footwear, and other items for children; and designs, contracts to manufacture, and sells merchandise under the proprietary The Children's Place, Place, and Baby Place brand names.

Among 7 analysts covering Halyard Health Inc (NYSE:HYH), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Halyard Health Inc had 18 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 17 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by JMP Securities on Friday, January 6 to “Mkt Perform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, August 3. Raymond James initiated the shares of HYH in report on Tuesday, July 21 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 10 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was initiated by Stephens on Friday, April 8 with “Overweight”. The company was maintained on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Sector Weight” rating on Friday, December 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, September 11.

Halyard Health, Inc. operates as a medical technology firm that focuses on eliminating pain, speeding recovery, and preventing infection for healthcare providers and patients worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.07 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Medical Devices and Surgical and Infection Prevention . It has a 36.84 P/E ratio. The Medical Devices segment provides a portfolio of products that focuses on pain management, and respiratory and digestive health to enhance patient outcomes.

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