Headlines about Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Five Below earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.7186235618907 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Five Below (NASDAQ FIVE) opened at $64.35 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $3,550.00, a P/E ratio of 42.06, a P/E/G ratio of 0.91 and a beta of 0.67. Five Below has a 1-year low of $37.14 and a 1-year high of $73.55.

Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $257.18 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $246.04 million. Five Below had a net margin of 7.31% and a return on equity of 23.85%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 28.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.10 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Five Below will post 1.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 target price on shares of Five Below in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Barclays reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Five Below in a research note on Sunday, December 3rd. UBS Group boosted their target price 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. Gordon Haskett raised shares of Five Below from a “hold” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Five Below in a research note on Friday, November 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $64.33.

In related news, insider Eric M. Specter sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.08, for a total transaction of $1,006,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 13,883 shares in the company, valued at $931,271.64. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Joel D. Anderson sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.00, for a total transaction of $1,340,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 127,693 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,555,431. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 143,400 shares of company stock valued at $9,474,401. Corporate 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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