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Mar 05, 2019

Gymboree goes bankrupt again, sells of to Children’s Place (PLCE, $89.92) and Gap (GPS, $27.21)

According to the bankruptcy court document, children’s apparel retailer Gymboree has sold itself to its rival Children’s Place. On the other hand Gap, who now plans to split into two separate companies, plans to acquire Gymboree’s high end children’s clothing line Janie and Jack.

Children’s Place will now pay $76 million to buy both Gymboree and its Crazy 8 brands, and will also enter into a contract with Singapore-based Zeavion Holding, who has brought Gymboree’s Play & Music business.

Gap will buy Janie and Jack’s intellectual property, its website, customer data and other assets for $35 million. In a separate deal, it also plans to buy the chain’s inventory from a liquidation company. These are yet to be approved by a bankruptcy court.

This is Gymboree’s second bankruptcy announcement in less than two years. Gymboree had filed for bankruptcy protection in January 2019, and said it would close 800 Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores.

Related Ticker: PLCE

PLCE's RSI Oscillator climbs out of oversold territory

The RSI Oscillator for PLCE moved out of oversold territory on February 14, 2024. This could be a sign that the stock is shifting from a downward trend to an upward trend. Traders may want to buy the stock or call options. The A.I.dvisor looked at 29 similar instances when the indicator left oversold territory. In of the 29 cases the stock moved higher. This puts the odds of a move higher at .

Price Prediction Chart

Technical Analysis (Indicators)

Bullish Trend Analysis

The Stochastic Oscillator demonstrated that the ticker has stayed in the oversold zone for 1 day, which means it's wise to expect a price bounce in the near future.

Following a +10 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where PLCE advanced for three days, in of 310 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .

PLCE may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options.

The Aroon Indicator entered an Uptrend today. In of 215 cases where PLCE Aroon's Indicator entered an Uptrend, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are .

Bearish Trend Analysis

The Momentum Indicator moved below the 0 level on March 01, 2024. You may want to consider selling the stock, shorting the stock, or exploring put options on PLCE as a result. In of 86 cases where the Momentum Indicator fell below 0, the stock fell further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence Histogram (MACD) for PLCE turned negative on March 01, 2024. This could be a sign that the stock is set to turn lower in the coming weeks. Traders may want to sell the stock or buy put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 45 similar instances when the indicator turned negative. In of the 45 cases the stock turned lower in the days that followed. This puts the odds of success at .

PLCE moved below its 50-day moving average on February 21, 2024 date and that indicates a change from an upward trend to a downward trend.

The 10-day moving average for PLCE crossed bearishly below the 50-day moving average on March 01, 2024. This indicates that the trend has shifted lower and could be considered a sell signal. In of 19 past instances when the 10-day crossed below the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .

Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where PLCE declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .

Fundamental Analysis (Ratings)

Fear & Greed

The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.

The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is fair valued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (2.034) is normal, around the industry mean (4.013). P/E Ratio (6.050) is within average values for comparable stocks, (102.990). PLCE's Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (0.000) is very low in comparison to the industry average of (1.333). PLCE has a moderately low Dividend Yield (0.000) as compared to the industry average of (0.030). P/S Ratio (0.149) is also within normal values, averaging (2.053).

The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating slightly worse than average price growth. PLCE’s price grows at a lower rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.

The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating weak sales and an unprofitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.

The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating that the returns do not compensate for the risks. PLCE’s unstable profits reported over time resulted in significant Drawdowns within these last five years. A stable profit reduces stock drawdown and volatility. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 75, placing this stock worse than average.

Notable companies

The most notable companies in this group are TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), lululemon athletica (NASDAQ:LULU), Gap (The) (NYSE:GPS), Abercrombie & Fitch Co (NYSE:ANF), Foot Locker (NYSE:FL), Guess (NYSE:GES), Stitch Fix (NASDAQ:SFIX).

Industry description

Companies in the apparel and/or footwear retail industry sell clothing, accessories and footwear, for different age groups and genders. The industry’s product categories could range from basics, such as underwear, to luxury items. Some retailers source items from wholesalers or an apparel brand to sell in their stores; some others are licensed to make and market their own retail goods under particular brands. Several companies outsource production of clothing to developing/emerging economies where labor costs are relatively inexpensive. Apparel retail is often influenced by fashion trends, and many companies feel the need to adapt to what’s “in vogue” to retain customers and attract new ones. A major disruption in this industry has been the burgeoning trend in digital shopping – to compete with rapidly growing e-commerce, even traditional retail players are upping the ante on their online platforms. Much of the products’ performance in apparel/footwear retail is cyclical, i.e., economic boom times encourage consumer spending, while recessions induce thriftiness among people. Some large-cap U.S. apparel/footwear retail companies include TJX Companies Inc., Ross Stores, Inc., Lululemon Athletica Inc. and Burlington Stores, Inc.

Market Cap

The average market capitalization across the Apparel/Footwear Retail Industry is 12.26B. The market cap for tickers in the group ranges from 256K to 119.4B. IDEXY holds the highest valuation in this group at 119.4B. The lowest valued company is DESTQ at 256K.

High and low price notable news

The average weekly price growth across all stocks in the Apparel/Footwear Retail Industry was 1%. For the same Industry, the average monthly price growth was 4%, and the average quarterly price growth was 6%. CURV experienced the highest price growth at 24%, while DBGI experienced the biggest fall at -15%.

Volume

The average weekly volume growth across all stocks in the Apparel/Footwear Retail Industry was -53%. For the same stocks of the Industry, the average monthly volume growth was -57% and the average quarterly volume growth was -64%

Fundamental Analysis Ratings

The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows

Valuation Rating: 53
P/E Growth Rating: 45
Price Growth Rating: 49
SMR Rating: 60
Profit Risk Rating: 74
Seasonality Score: -6 (-100 ... +100)
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a manufacturer of and sells children's apparel

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500 Plaza Drive
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https://www.childrensplace.com
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Correlation & Price change

A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, PLCE has been closely correlated with ZUMZ. These tickers have moved in lockstep 69% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if PLCE jumps, then ZUMZ could also see price increases.

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