Insider Activity Report: Five Below (FIVE)

Joel Anderson, President and CEO at Five Below (FIVE), recently bought 3,100 shares. The buy increased his holdings by 1 percent, and came to a total price of $500,560.

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  • This is the first insider buy at the company over the past two years. Otherwise, there have been 16 insider sales, mixed between company directors and C-suite executives. Only one of those sales came from the exercise of company stock options.

    Overall, company insiders own 1.8 percent of shares.

    The low-price retail chain is up nearly 18 percent over the past year, slightly outperforming the overall stock market.

    Revenues and earnings are up about 13 percent each over the past year. Over that same timeframe, other low-priced retail chains such as dollar stores have struggled with losses.

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  • Shares are a bit expensive at 30 times earnings, but if the company can continue to grow and improve its profit margins, the stock could have some upside moving forward, which could lead to quick profits.

    Action to take: Investors may like shares at current prices, as shares have recently sold off and look ready to move higher. At the moment, shares don’t pay a dividend.

    For traders, the January $185 calls, last going for about $5.60, could see mid-to-high double-digit returns on a rebound in the months ahead.


    Disclosure: The author of this article has no position in the company mentioned here, but may trade after the next 72 hours. The author receives no compensation from any of the companies mentioned in this article.

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