News articles about Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Five Below earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 47.8722640438603 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.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

FIVE opened at $130.89 on Friday. Five Below has a 52 week low of $48.73 and a 52 week high of $136.13. The firm has a market cap of $7.28 billion, a PE ratio of 61.45, a PEG ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 0.52.

Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.04. Five Below had a return on equity of 26.98% and a net margin of 8.83%. The business had revenue of $347.73 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $334.82 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.30 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 22.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Five Below will post 2.54 EPS for the current year.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Barclays set a $80.00 price objective on Five Below and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. ValuEngine upgraded Five Below from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. Gordon Haskett lowered Five Below from an “accumulate” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Dougherty & Co increased their price objective on Five Below from $85.00 to $103.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Five Below from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 28th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $112.18.

In other news, Director Thomas M. Ryan sold 35,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $103.25, for a total transaction of $3,613,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 9,710 shares in the company, valued at $1,002,557.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Michael Romanko sold 6,673 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $98.78, for a total value of $659,158.94. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 14,784 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,460,363.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 141,806 shares of company stock valued at $14,531,056. Company insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

About Five Below

Five Below, Inc operates as a specialty value retailer in the United States. It offers accessories, including novelty socks, sunglasses, jewelry, scarves, gloves, hair accessories, athletic tops and bottoms, and T-shirts, as well as beauty products comprising nail polish, lip gloss, fragrance, and branded cosmetics; and items used to complete and personalize living space, including glitter lamps, posters, frames, fleece blankets, plush items, pillows, candles, incense, lighting, novelty décor, and related items, as well as provides storage options for the customers room.

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