News headlines about Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Five Below earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44.8843578909297 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Black Friday 2017: Five Below offers a variety of cheap deals (4-traders.com)
- Surprising Stocks: The Meet Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: MEET), Five Below, Inc., (NASDAQ: FIVE), Enterprise Products … – Stocks In The News (press release) (tradingnewsnow.com)
- Engineers Gate Manager LP Buys ConocoPhillips, Hormel Foods Corp, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Sells Deere, Five … – GuruFocus.com (gurufocus.com)
- Five Below : MPC to consider new construction at Canal Crossing (4-traders.com)
- Five Below, Inc. (FIVE) Rating Reiterated by KeyCorp (americanbankingnews.com)
Five Below (NASDAQ FIVE) traded down $0.42 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $57.93. 513,400 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,079,028. The stock has a market cap of $3,290.00, a P/E ratio of 40.24, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 0.80. Five Below has a 1-year low of $36.90 and a 1-year high of $58.69.
Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.26 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $283.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $276.37 million. Five Below had a net margin of 7.29% and a return on equity of 24.37%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 28.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.18 EPS. analysts expect that Five Below will post 1.66 earnings per share for the current year.
Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Five Below in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Five Below from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Wells Fargo & Company assumed coverage on shares of Five Below in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $65.00 target price on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Five Below from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares of Five Below in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $55.66.
In other Five Below news, insider Thomas Vellios sold 142,573 shares of the firm’s 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 transaction, the insider now owns 757,823 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $41,778,781.99. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 3.22% of the company’s stock.
Five Below Company Profile
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.
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