Media coverage about Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Five Below earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.7021193242398 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Research Analysts Offer Predictions for Five Below Inc’s FY2018 Earnings (FIVE) (americanbankingnews.com)
- High-Conviction Alger Capital Appreciation Focus Fund Achieves Five-Year Record (itbusinessnet.com)
- Is Goldcorp Inc. a Buy in 2018? (fool.com)
- Does Five Below (FIVE) Holiday Sales Heralds a Strong 2018? (finance.yahoo.com)
- FY2018 Earnings Forecast for Five Below Inc (FIVE) Issued By KeyCorp (americanbankingnews.com)
Five Below (NASDAQ FIVE) traded down $1.19 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $66.93. 899,200 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,430,000. Five Below has a 12-month low of $37.14 and a 12-month high of $73.55. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,700.00, a P/E ratio of 43.75, a P/E/G ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 0.84.
Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.05. Five Below had a net margin of 7.31% and a return on equity of 23.85%. The firm had revenue of $257.18 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $246.04 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.10 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 28.9% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Five Below will post 1.78 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. MKM Partners boosted their target price on shares of Five Below to $75.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Five Below from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Gordon Haskett downgraded shares of Five Below from an “accumulate” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $57.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Friday, December 1st. Dougherty & Co boosted their target price on shares of Five Below from $68.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 target price on shares of Five Below in a report on Monday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Five Below currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $64.33.
In other news, CFO Kenneth R. Bull sold 15,946 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.00, for a total value of $1,052,436.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 59,544 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,929,904. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Eric M. Specter sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.08, for a total transaction of $1,006,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 13,883 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $931,271.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 143,400 shares of company stock worth $9,474,401. Corporate insiders own 2.92% 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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