Why Five Below Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVE) At $210.47 Is Worth Your Money?


Five Below Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVE) does about 886.14K shares in volume on a normal day but saw 681828 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 11.61B USD. Its current market price is $210.47, marking an increase of 1.35% compared to the previous close of $207.66. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $209.74 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $109.49. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $212.56 and a low of $207.97.

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Five Below Inc. (FIVE) has a 20-day trading average at $199.61 and the current price is 0.35% off the 52-week high compared with 92.23% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $187.35 and its 200-day simple moving average is $149.33. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 2.56%, which decreases to 2.41% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 75.07 to suggest the stock is overbought.

26 analysts observing the Five Below Inc. (FIVE) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $175.00 and $240.00. The consensus objective for the share price is $202.87, suggesting that the stock has a potential downside of -3.75% over the period. The median price target is 2.11% away from the current levels at $215.00.

FactSet Research has provided data showing that 26 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 0 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 2 advise that it is a overweight. 20 analysts have rated it as a buy and 3 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Buy and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Strong Buy the stock.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on February 13, 2023 when ROTH MKM upgraded the stock to “Buy” and issued a price target of between $180 and $240. Gordon Haskett also upgraded the stock to “Buy” from Accumulate on February 10, 2023 at a price target of $190-$240. Barclays initiated its price target at $219.

The current price level is 6.06%, 12.70%, and 41.18% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the FIVE price moving above the 50-day SMA on February 17. Five Below Inc. (FIVE) stock is up 4.38% over the week and 15.94% over the past month. Its price is 19.00% year-to-date and 23.86% over the past year.

The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 10/30/2022, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of $0.29 above consensus estimates by $0.15. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 06/07/2023, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at $3.06 and $4.68 for whole year. FIVE’s earnings per share are forecast to shrink by -5.50% this year and 20.70% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $732.13 million, which analysts say will come at $3.06 billion for the current fiscal year and next year at $3.59 billion. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $1.11 billion.

To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to shrink -3.75 percent from here.

Outstanding shares total 55.51M with insiders holding 1.89% of the shares and institutional holders owning 109.51% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of 26.10% and return on equity of 20.10%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 51.22 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 37.26. The beta has a value of 1.16. Price to book ratio is 9.86 and price to sales ratio is 3.93.

According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF has reduced its position in Five Below Inc. (FIVE) to 1,725,275 shares, mirroring a recent drop by -0.19%. iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF dumped 3270.0 shares of Five Below Inc. common stock bringing its total worth to about $340.1 million at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by Vanguard Total Stock Market Index, which added 8234.0 shares to end up with 1,613,573 shares worth $318.08 million. Vanguard Small Cap Index Fund raise their holdings by 0.55% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 2.46% position in Five Below Inc. thanks to 1.37 million shares amounting to $269.31 million.


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