Shares of Five Below Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVE) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nineteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and twelve have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $48.62.

Several analysts recently commented on FIVE shares. MKM Partners reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of Five Below in a research report on Monday, September 5th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Five Below in a research report on Thursday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Five Below from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, July 15th. Citigroup Inc. started coverage on shares of Five Below in a research report on Tuesday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $50.00 price target for the company. Finally, Barclays PLC started coverage on shares of Five Below in a research report on Friday, September 23rd. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $42.00 price target for the company.

Shares of Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) opened at 38.89 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $2.13 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.14 and a beta of 0.99. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $42.03 and a 200 day moving average of $43.70. Five Below has a 12 month low of $26.95 and a 12 month high of $52.70.

Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 31st. The company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.01. Five Below had a net margin of 6.93% and a return on equity of 26.01%. The firm earned $220.13 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $219.60 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.13 EPS. Five Below’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that Five Below will post $1.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Commerce Bank boosted its stake in shares of Five Below by 0.6% in the second quarter. Commerce Bank now owns 12,680 shares of the company’s stock worth $588,000 after buying an additional 70 shares during the last quarter. Veritable L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Five Below by 1.4% in the second quarter. Veritable L.P. now owns 5,880 shares of the company’s stock worth $273,000 after buying an additional 80 shares during the last quarter. Huntington National Bank boosted its stake in shares of Five Below by 5.4% in the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 3,107 shares of the company’s stock worth $144,000 after buying an additional 158 shares during the last quarter. FineMark National Bank & Trust boosted its stake in shares of Five Below by 10.1% in the second quarter. FineMark National Bank & Trust now owns 2,621 shares of the company’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 240 shares during the last quarter. Finally, PineBridge Investments L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Five Below by 4.2% in the second quarter. PineBridge Investments L.P. now owns 6,941 shares of the company’s stock worth $323,000 after buying an additional 277 shares during the last quarter.

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. The Company’s product groups include leisure, fashion and home, and party and snack.

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