Headlines about Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Five Below earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.1280385526212 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Named a Top Franchise for Veterans by Franchise Business Review (bizjournals.com)
- Five Below, Inc. (FIVE) Lowered to “Hold” at Loop Capital (americanbankingnews.com)
- Sizzling Stock Alert: Francesca’s Holdings Corporation, (NASDAQ: FRAN), Five Below, Inc., (NASDAQ: FIVE), Trevena … – Stocks In The News (press release) (tradingnewsnow.com)
- Homework Services Inc (engineering.purdue.edu)
- Five Below, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Earnings Conference Call – GlobeNewswire (press release) (globenewswire.com)
Several brokerages recently issued reports on FIVE. Loop Capital downgraded Five Below from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Monday. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Five Below in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Five Below from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Wells Fargo & Company began coverage on Five Below in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $65.00 target price on the stock. Finally, BidaskClub raised Five Below from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $55.29.
Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $283.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $276.37 million. Five Below had a return on equity of 24.37% and a net margin of 7.29%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 28.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.18 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Five Below will post 1.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, insider Thomas Vellios sold 142,573 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.13, for a total transaction of $7,860,049.49. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 757,823 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $41,778,781.99. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 2.92% of the company’s stock.
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About Five Below
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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