Five Below (FIVE) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.15

News headlines about Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Five Below earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.8274880937092 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Five Below from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares of Five Below in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Five Below from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Loop Capital set a $60.00 target price on shares of Five Below and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 target price (up from $53.00) on shares of Five Below in a report on Thursday, August 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Five Below currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $54.41.

Five Below (NASDAQ FIVE) opened at 55.30 on Tuesday. The company’s 50 day moving average is $51.89 and its 200-day moving average is $49.49. Five Below has a 1-year low of $35.03 and a 1-year high of $57.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.05 billion, a PE ratio of 38.19 and a beta of 0.89.

Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.26 by $0.04. Five Below had a net margin of 7.29% and a return on equity of 24.37%. The business had revenue of $283.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $276.37 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.18 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 28.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Five Below will post $1.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Five Below news, insider Thomas Vellios sold 142,573 shares of Five Below stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.13, for a total transaction of $7,860,049.49. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 757,823 shares in the company, valued at $41,778,781.99. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 2.92% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Five Below

Five Below, Inc is a specialty retailer offering a range of merchandise for teen and pre-teen customer. The Company offers an assortment of products, including select brands and licensed merchandise across a range of categories, including Style, Room, Sports, Tech, Crafts, Party, Candy and Now. Its product groups include leisure, fashion and home, and party and snack.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE)

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE)

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