Five Below’s (FIVE) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Jefferies Group LLC

Jefferies Group LLC reiterated their buy rating on shares of Five Below, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVE) in a research note released on Tuesday morning. The brokerage currently has a $52.00 target price on the specialty retailer’s stock.

Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a buy rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Five Below in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Five Below from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $59.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 23rd. MKM Partners reiterated a buy rating and set a $57.00 price target (up from $51.00) on shares of Five Below in a research report on Thursday, June 1st. UBS AG cut Five Below from a buy rating to a neutral rating and reduced their price target for the company from $59.00 to $52.00 in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated an equal weight rating and set a $47.00 price target (up from $40.00) on shares of Five Below in a research report on Saturday, June 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $54.15.

Shares of Five Below (NASDAQ FIVE) opened at 50.32 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $2.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.86 and a beta of 0.93. Five Below has a 52-week low of $35.03 and a 52-week high of $54.13. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $48.71 and its 200 day moving average is $47.16.

Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.04. Five Below had a return on equity of 24.37% and a net margin of 7.29%. The firm had revenue of $283.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $276.37 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.18 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 28.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Five Below will post $1.67 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Five Below by 9.9% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 278,012 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $12,041,000 after buying an additional 25,041 shares in the last quarter. Suffolk Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Five Below in the first quarter valued at approximately $1,300,000. Gotham Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Five Below in the first quarter valued at approximately $1,321,000. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC increased its position in shares of Five Below by 91.4% in the second quarter. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 11,695 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $562,000 after buying an additional 5,584 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Karp Capital Management Corp purchased a new stake in shares of Five Below in the first quarter valued at approximately $514,000.

Five Below Company Profile

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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