Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) issued an update on its fourth quarter 2018 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.53-1.57 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.55. The company issued revenue guidance of $593-600 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $591.19 million.Five Below also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $2.60-2.64 EPS.

Five Below stock traded down $4.43 during trading on Thursday, reaching $100.15. 36,932 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,073,673. Five Below has a 52-week low of $60.00 and a 52-week high of $136.13. The company has a market cap of $5.83 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 56.01, a PEG ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 0.52.

Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.05. Five Below had a return on equity of 25.97% and a net margin of 8.83%. The firm had revenue of $312.82 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $303.54 million. Equities analysts predict that Five Below will post 2.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on FIVE shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their target price on Five Below to $153.00 in a research report on Sunday. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on Five Below from $94.00 to $103.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Friday, September 7th. Dougherty & Co upgraded Five Below from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $130.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 26th. BidaskClub downgraded Five Below from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 27th. Finally, Loop Capital reduced their target price on Five Below to $110.00 and set a hold rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, November 27th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $119.00.

In other Five Below news, Director Daniel Kaufman sold 3,995 shares of Five Below 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 sale, the director now owns 5,047 shares in the company, valued at $672,159.46. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider David N. Makuen sold 12,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 18th. The shares were 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 disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 19,303 shares of company stock worth $2,346,022 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

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Five Below Company 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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