Natixis Advisors L.P. boosted its position in shares of Five Below Inc (NASDAQ:FIVE) by 8.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 29,124 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,235 shares during the period. Natixis Advisors L.P. owned 0.05% of Five Below worth $3,495,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. FMR LLC lifted its position in Five Below by 96.6% during the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 2,471,352 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $307,065,000 after acquiring an additional 1,214,030 shares during the last quarter. Winslow Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Five Below during the second quarter valued at approximately $176,413,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in Five Below by 16.1% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 910,199 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $109,241,000 after acquiring an additional 126,033 shares during the last quarter. Jennison Associates LLC lifted its position in Five Below by 46.6% during the second quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 748,675 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $89,856,000 after acquiring an additional 238,106 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its position in Five Below by 8.1% during the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 633,742 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $64,844,000 after acquiring an additional 47,729 shares during the last quarter. 97.83% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Wells Fargo & Co increased their target price on shares of Five Below from $143.00 to $152.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 5th. Deutsche Bank set a $146.00 target price on shares of Five Below and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 26th. Bank of America set a $150.00 target price on shares of Five Below and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 12th. Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on shares of Five Below in a research report on Monday, July 1st. They set an “overweight” rating and a $135.00 target price for the company. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Five Below from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $137.22.

Five Below stock traded up $1.04 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $136.05. 15,495 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,126,065. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.98 and a quick ratio of 1.09. Five Below Inc has a fifty-two week low of $86.57 and a fifty-two week high of $148.21. The company has a market capitalization of $7.60 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 52.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 0.59. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $116.67 and its two-hundred day moving average is $125.10.

Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 28th. The specialty retailer reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.50. Five Below had a net margin of 9.26% and a return on equity of 24.52%. The business had revenue of $417.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $421.38 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.42 EPS. Five Below’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.0% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities research analysts predict that Five Below Inc will post 3.04 earnings per share for the current year.

Five Below 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 nail polishes, lip glosses, fragrances, 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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