The Director Of Five Below Inc. (FIVE) Purchased 9,900 Shares

As of Wednesday close, Five Below Inc.’s (NASDAQ:FIVE) stock was down -$1.72, moving down -0.81 percent to $209.89. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 416,220 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$2.09 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 451,370, while in the previous 50 days, it was 577,434.

Since last month, FIVE stock rose 8.24%. Shares of the company fell to $191.20 on 10/27/21, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $237.86 was reached on 08/25/21 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $152.37. Since the beginning of this year, FIVE’s stock price has risen by 19.95% or $34.91, and marked a new high 18 times. However, the stock has declined by -11.76% since its 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

Five Below Inc. (FIVE) last reported insider trading activity 156 days ago on Jun 22. SPECTER ERIC M, the CAO of the company, disposed of 9,900 shares for $187.73 on Jun 22. It resulted in a $1,858,527 divestment by the insider. Romanko Michael sold 2,427 shares at an average price of $195.01 on Apr 01. The insider now owns 12,529 shares following the transaction. On Mar 26, CMO Romanko Michael sold 9,079 shares at $200.36 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,819,068.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Five Below Inc. (FIVE) has a P/E ratio of about 45.62. This is higher than the industry average, which comes in at 22.24 right now. Further, its PE also compares unfavorably with the overall sector’s trailing 12 months PE ratio, which currently stands at 33.88. Within the last five years, Five Below Inc.’s PE ratio varied between 99.76 and 16.75. The stock’s beta is 1.31. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.60, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 11.73, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 54.20 may also be considered.

In the three months ended July 30, Five Below Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.00, while its current ratio was 1.70, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 49.20% percent. In the year ended July 30, EBITDA margin amounted to 11.88%, whereas operating margins totaled 13.30%. Based on annual data, FIVE earned $652.33 million in gross profit and brought in $1.96 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 14.20%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 29.00%. In the past year, the industry average ROE stood at 10.33.

Earnings Surprise

According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. FIVE’s revenue rose 68.93% to $858.51 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $646.55 million. While analysts expected Five Below Inc. to report $1.11 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.15 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 3.60%. During the quarter, the company generated $106.41 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Five Below Inc. were 1.62 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended July 30, and its total debt was $1.16 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $56.02 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Five Below Inc.’s (FIVE) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 33.05%, the RSI 9-day stood at 50.71% on 24 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Five Below Inc. price is down by -0.99% percent or -$2.09. At present, FIVE shares trade +9.17% above its 20-day simple moving average and +7.63% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +14.03% above its SMA50 and +10.74% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 52.67% and Stochastic coefficient D was 66.14%, while ATR was 6.72. Given the Stochastic reading of 36.24% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 54.69%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.91, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.20.

Analyst Ratings

Morgan Stanley upgraded its rating on Five Below Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVE) to an Overweight in a note to investors on October 07, 2021. The analysts firm previously had an Equal-weight rating on the stock.Five Below Inc. (FIVE) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, FIVE is a sell, and 7 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Five Below Inc. stock as buy, with 16 recommending it as overweight.

What is FIVE’s price target for the next 12 months?

With a median target price of $231.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $184.00 – $300.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Five Below Inc. (FIVE) will achieve an average price target of $232.25.


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