CHILDRENS PLACE, INC. ranked among the worst performers on Friday. It returned -2.94% to close at 92.68 which is it's 52 week low, down -41% from it's 52 week high.
PLCE showed a strong down trend over the last 3 months. During this period PLCE returned -24.59% and saw a maximum drawdown of -41.32%. There was a short signal during this period which returned +13.12%.
During the last three months PLCE delivered profits on 52% days. However, it still managed to end this period in a loss. It's best return during this period (of +5.0%) was on Friday, 12 Oct, 2018. While it's worst loss in the same period (of -13.38%) was on Thursday, 6 Dec, 2018. There was initially a bearish trend during this period which started on 12 Nov, 2018 and went on till 20 Nov, 2018. The trend delivered -19.19% losses to investors. This was followed by a bullish trend that started on 21 Nov, 2018 and ended on 28 Nov, 2018. This bullish trend delivered +8.51% to investors.
On monthly basis, PLCE delivered losses in more months over the last year, than profits. PLCE delivered profits less regularly than SP500 index. PLCE was also a more risky investment than SP500 index as it's worst month in the last year, Dec 2018, returned -28.51% compared to -7.28% returned by SP500 index in Oct 2018. PLCE had a longer winning streak of losing months than SP500 index. It went down in 3 straight months (from Feb 2018 to Apr 2018) during which period it delivered -11.73%. It is interesting to note that both PLCE and SP500 index significantly outperform during months when quarterly/annual results are announced.
Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
PLCE is becoming more volatile overall. In comparison, the SP500 index is seeing a rise in volatility. During the last three months, there was a significant surge in PLCE's volatility from 25 Sep, 2018 to 7 Dec, 2018. While there was a significant surge in the SP500 index's volatility from 25 Sep, 2018 to 29 Oct, 2018.
Advanced/professional short-term investors should note that PLCE has negative skewness in it's return distribution. This indicates that investors may need to stay invested through long periods of drawdown before expecting a recovery.
On a general note (since you are interested in PLCE), three small cap instruments that deserve special mention are AAXN, EHC and PTC. They have all outperformed the market and must be closely watched for investment opportunities.
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