Shares of Five Below Inc (NASDAQ:FIVE) have been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the twenty-three brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, seventeen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $129.44.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research restated a “hold” rating and set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Five Below in a research note on Monday, December 31st. Bank of America assumed coverage on Five Below in a research note on Monday. They set a “buy” rating and a $150.00 price objective for the company. BidaskClub cut Five Below from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 20th. Credit Suisse Group upped their price objective on Five Below from $115.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 28th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on Five Below from $118.00 to $128.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 28th.

Shares of NASDAQ FIVE traded up $0.65 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $135.62. 785,246 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,438,009. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.53 billion, a P/E ratio of 52.77, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 0.60. Five Below has a 1 year low of $69.37 and a 1 year high of $136.13.

Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 27th. The specialty retailer reported $1.58 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.57 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $602.68 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $601.53 million. Five Below had a return on equity of 27.10% and a net margin of 9.60%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 19.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.21 EPS. Analysts predict that Five Below will post 3.06 EPS for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in FIVE. Janus Henderson Group PLC bought a new stake in shares of Five Below during the third quarter valued at about $348,000. United Services Automobile Association increased its position in shares of Five Below by 4.9% during the third quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 9,267 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,205,000 after buying an additional 433 shares during the period. Hsbc Holdings PLC increased its position in shares of Five Below by 9.4% during the third quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 7,503 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $976,000 after buying an additional 646 shares during the period. Allianz Asset Management GmbH bought a new stake in shares of Five Below during the third quarter valued at about $226,000. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in shares of Five Below by 103.9% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 192,075 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $24,981,000 after buying an additional 97,861 shares during the period. 95.81% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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