Barclays Sticks to Their Hold Rating for Five Below Inc (FIVE)

By Ryan Adsit

In a report issued on September 7, Karen Short from Barclays maintained a Hold rating on Five Below Inc (NASDAQ: FIVE), with a price target of $128. The company’s shares closed on Friday at $130.89, close to its 52-week high of $136.13.

According to, Short is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 5.7% and a 58.8% success rate. Short covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as The Chefs’ Warehouse, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, and Vitamin Shoppe Inc.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Five Below Inc with a $120 average price target, representing a -8.3% downside. In a report issued on September 7, Morgan Stanley also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $103 price target.


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Based on Five Below Inc’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending July 31, the company reported a quarterly net profit of $25.06 million. In comparison, last year the company had a net profit of $16.8 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 49 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Most recently, in July 2018, Kathleen Barclay, a Director at FIVE sold 2,000 shares for a total of $211,200.

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Five Below, Inc. engages in the shopping business. It offers an assortment of merchandise, including sporting goods, games, fashion accessories and jewelry, to hobbies and collectibles, bath and body, candy and snacks, room decor and storage, stationery and school supplies, video game accessories, books, dvds, iPhone accessories, novelty and gag, and seasonal items. The company was founded by David Schlessinger, Zany Brainy, and Thomas G. Vellios in January 2002 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.