Stocks in the Spotlight: Children’s Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCE) , American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE:AEL)

On 4/19/2017, Shares of Children’s Place, Inc.  (NASDAQ:PLCE) closed at $109.15 in last trading day. After noting the initial trading entry at $108.40, it reached to a day’s high of $110.00 and moved to a day’s low of $108.40. The recent daily volume was 473.3 thousand as contrast to it’s an average volume of 519.74 thousand.

Technical Indicators:

The last close of the Children’s Place, Inc.  stock reflects that it traded -3.58% from its 50-day moving average of $113.21. The stock traded above +10.39% to its 200-day MA of $98.87. Furthermore, it moved lower -11.22% from its 52-week high of $122.95 and +63.11% up from $66.92, which is 52-week low of the stock.

During the last month, The Children’s Place, Inc.’s (PLCE) has changed -5.68% and performed 49.74% over the last 6 months. The mean rating score for this stock is at 2.10. This rating scale contains from 1 to 5 with 5 representing a Strong Sell, 1 signifying a Strong Buy and 3 demonstrating a Hold. The Volatility was noted at 3.01% in recent month and observed Weekly Volatility of 2.20%.

The Children’s Place, Inc. operates as a children’s specialty apparel retailer. The company operates through two segments, The Children’s Place U.S. and The Children’s Place International. 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. As of January 28, 2017, the company operated 1,039 stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico; and 150 international points of distribution operated by its 6 franchise partners in 17 countries. It also sells its products through childrensplace.com, an online store. The company was formerly known as The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc. and changed its name to The Children’s Place, Inc. in June 2014. The Children’s Place, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is based in Secaucus, New Jersey.

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE:AEL) finalized the last transaction at value of $22.97, with a daily change of -0.22% or -0.05 points. The company maintained volume of 445.22 thousand shares. In past trading day, the stock hit the maximum price of $23.45 and touched to minimum value of $22.96. It has a market cap of $ 2.03B.

Technical Indicators:

As of last trade close, the stock is trading  downside -17.96% from its one year high of $28.00 and moved +76.29% upward from $13.03, which is one year low of the stock.

The stock traded below -6.37% from its 50-day moving average of $24.53. Furthermore, the stock moved up +2.22% to its 200-day MA of $ 22.47.

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company’s (AEL) moved with shift of -2.75% in the past week. Over the last three months, the shares of the company have changed -0.35% and performed 30.12% over the last six months. The stock currently has Monthly Volatility of 3.03% and Weekly Volatility of 3.04%.

April 17, 2017 American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (AEL), a leading issuer of fixed index annuities, is sad to announce that David J. Noble, founder and Chairman of the Board of the Company’s Board of Directors, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 16, 2017. Mr. Noble founded the American Equity group of companies in 1995 and served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Treasurer of AEL from its formation until 2009 when he became Executive Chairman of the Board. He retired from full time employment in July 2016.

 

Mr. Noble built American Equity from the ground up and his legacy will continue to impact the Company into the future. He fully believed that American Equity’s primary responsibility was to create products that helped people preserve their assets and secure a predictable return that they could not outlive. He affectionately called this Sleep Insurance®.

 

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