News headlines about Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Five Below earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.4092322276154 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Five Below from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Gordon Haskett cut shares of Five Below from an “accumulate” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $57.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on shares of Five Below to $67.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. UBS upped their price objective on shares of Five Below from $52.00 to $64.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Buckingham Research upped their price objective on shares of Five Below from $62.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Five Below currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $60.91.

Five Below (FIVE) traded up $0.96 on Tuesday, hitting $66.11. 1,299,665 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,104,261. Five Below has a twelve month low of $36.90 and a twelve month high of $67.53. The company has a market capitalization of $3,707.38, a PE ratio of 43.87, a P/E/G ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 0.85.

Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) last released its quarterly earnings results 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 business had revenue of $257.18 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $246.04 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.10 earnings per share. Five Below’s revenue was up 28.9% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Five Below will post 1.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CFO Kenneth R. Bull sold 15,946 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.00, for a total transaction of $1,052,436.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 59,544 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,929,904. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Thomas Vellios sold 142,573 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.13, for a total transaction of $7,860,049.49. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 757,823 shares in the company, valued at $41,778,781.99. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 270,973 shares of company stock worth $16,328,250 over the last three months. 2.92% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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