Shares of Five Below Inc (NASDAQ:FIVE) have been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the twenty ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $119.67.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on FIVE shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Five Below from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 18th. Dougherty & Co boosted their price objective on shares of Five Below from $85.00 to $103.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. Deutsche Bank boosted their price objective on shares of Five Below from $84.00 to $111.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. Buckingham Research boosted their price objective on shares of Five Below from $78.00 to $115.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. Finally, Deutsche Bank decreased their price objective on shares of Five Below from $85.00 to $84.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 25th.

Shares of NASDAQ:FIVE traded up $15.38 on Friday, reaching $130.89. 5,214,512 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 776,937. Five Below has a 1-year low of $48.73 and a 1-year high of $136.13. The stock has a market cap of $7.28 billion, a PE ratio of 73.12, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 0.52.

Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.04. Five Below had a net margin of 8.83% and a return on equity of 26.98%. The business had revenue of $347.73 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $334.82 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.30 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.7% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Five Below will post 2.54 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director Thomas Vellios sold 60,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $103.18, for a total value of $6,190,800.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 661,977 shares in the company, valued at approximately $68,302,786.86. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, EVP Michael Romanko sold 6,673 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.78, for a total transaction of $659,158.94. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 14,784 shares in the company, valued at $1,460,363.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 141,806 shares of company stock worth $14,531,056 over the last quarter. Insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Captrust Financial Advisors lifted its holdings in Five Below by 20.7% in the 2nd quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 2,910 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $284,000 after purchasing an additional 499 shares in the last quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Five Below by 7.1% in the 2nd quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 8,228 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $804,000 after purchasing an additional 544 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC lifted its holdings in Five Below by 7.2% in the 2nd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 10,377 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,014,000 after purchasing an additional 698 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Five Below by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 36,482 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $3,565,000 after purchasing an additional 749 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can lifted its holdings in Five Below by 1.1% in the 1st quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 72,409 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,311,000 after purchasing an additional 758 shares in the last quarter.

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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