Equities research analysts expect that Five Below Inc (NASDAQ:FIVE) will post earnings per share of $0.19 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have provided estimates for Five Below’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.20 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.18. Five Below posted earnings of $0.18 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 5.6%. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, November 29th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Five Below will report full-year earnings of $2.57 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.50 to $2.63. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $3.11 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.00 to $3.25. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Five Below.

Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.04. Five Below had a return on equity of 25.97% and a net margin of 8.83%. The business had revenue of $347.73 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $334.82 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.30 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.7% on a year-over-year basis.

FIVE has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Five Below from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on Five Below from $94.00 to $103.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 7th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price objective on Five Below to $150.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, September 7th. Telsey Advisory Group started coverage on Five Below in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $120.00 price objective for the company. Finally, MKM Partners lifted their price objective on Five Below to $132.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 5th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $115.44.

Shares of FIVE stock traded down $1.20 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $122.21. The stock had a trading volume of 966,276 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,172,254. Five Below has a 12-month low of $56.91 and a 12-month high of $136.13. The stock has a market cap of $6.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 68.27, a P/E/G ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 0.57.

In other Five Below news, insider David N. Makuen sold 12,000 shares of Five Below stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $116.43, for a total value of $1,397,160.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 20,863 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,429,079.09. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Daniel Kaufman sold 3,995 shares of Five Below stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $133.18, for a total value of $532,054.10. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 5,047 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $672,159.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 19,303 shares of company stock valued at $2,346,022. 2.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in Five Below by 5.2% in the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,575,425 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $855,199,000 after buying an additional 322,174 shares during the period. FMR LLC grew its holdings in Five Below by 105.4% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 2,277,943 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $222,578,000 after buying an additional 1,168,796 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its holdings in Five Below by 451.4% in the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,382,400 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $135,074,000 after buying an additional 1,131,700 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp grew its holdings in Five Below by 21.1% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 951,983 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $93,018,000 after buying an additional 166,095 shares during the period. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in Five Below by 12.0% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 910,442 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $118,413,000 after buying an additional 97,882 shares during the period.

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

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