Dupont Capital Management Corp acquired a new position in shares of Five Below Inc (NASDAQ:FIVE) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 6,400 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $832,000.

A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the business. United Services Automobile Association increased its holdings in shares of Five Below by 5.2% in the 2nd quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 8,834 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $863,000 after acquiring an additional 437 shares during the last quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors increased its holdings in shares of Five Below by 20.7% in the 2nd quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 2,910 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $284,000 after acquiring an additional 499 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of Five Below by 3.2% in the 3rd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 16,277 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $2,117,000 after acquiring an additional 501 shares during the last quarter. Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Five Below by 5.5% in the 3rd quarter. Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc. now owns 9,973 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,297,000 after acquiring an additional 522 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Flinton Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Five Below by 7.1% in the 2nd quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 8,228 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $804,000 after acquiring an additional 544 shares during the last quarter.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on FIVE shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Five Below from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $124.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 21st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price target on Five Below from $150.00 to $153.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, September 24th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on Five Below from $94.00 to $103.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 7th. Telsey Advisory Group started coverage on Five Below in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $120.00 price target for the company. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Five Below from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Seven 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 an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $115.44.

Shares of FIVE opened at $119.94 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $6.68 billion, a P/E ratio of 67.01, a P/E/G ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 0.57. Five Below Inc has a 12 month low of $57.72 and a 12 month high of $136.13.

Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $347.73 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $334.82 million. Five Below had a return on equity of 25.97% and a net margin of 8.83%. The firm’s revenue was up 22.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.30 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Five Below Inc will post 2.54 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, EVP Michael Romanko sold 3,308 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $126.00, for a total transaction of $416,808.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 18,092 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,279,592. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Daniel Kaufman sold 3,995 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.18, for a total value of $532,054.10. Following the transaction, the director now owns 5,047 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $672,159.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 19,303 shares of company stock valued at $2,346,022. 2.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Five Below Profile

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 d├ęcor, and related items, as well as provides storage options for the customers room.

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