|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 1000|
|Day's Range||115.87 - 120.32|
|52 Week Range||66.83 - 136.13|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.91|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||52.22|
|Earnings Date||Mar 27, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||132.12|
Five Below stock has been a big winner in the retail sector in recent months. Does a call option trade make sense ahead of its March 27 earnings report?
The cheap-chic discounter is ready to report earnings next week, and once again, analysts are underestimating the situation.
Investors love Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) at the moment. Ulta stock hit an all-time high on Friday, after a blowout fiscal fourth-quarter earnings report. The 8%+ gain of Ulta stock after the company's earnings were part of a much larger pattern: Ulta Beauty stock has risen 251% in the last five years.Source: Shutterstock That's an impressive performance in any sector. In a retail industry that's had few winners in recent years, it's downright extraordinary. And Ulta stock has earned every cent of its gains. It's established a hugely successful "omnichannel" model. The company's loyalty program is a massive success. As a result, its same-store sales are the envy of the industry. * 5 Cloud Stocks to Help Your Portfolio Fly ULTA has a hugely attractive business. Indeed, I've recommended Ulta Beauty stock on this site several times, most recently in late August. But with Ulta stock soaring after last week's Q4 report, it's difficult to be quite as aggressive at these levels. Ulta stock definitely shouldn't be cheap, but at this price, it's starting to look expensive.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Has Ulta's Performance Really Been That Good?It looks like Ulta Beauty stock easily merits a huge earnings multiple. ULTA's earnings per share, excluding some items, rose 33% in fiscal 2018, which ended in January 2019. Brick-and-mortar retailers simply aren't posting that type of growth these days. So a price-earnings multiple of 25 or 30 for Ulta stock hardly seems out of line.But looking a little closer, we can see that the company's profit growth isn't quite as impressive as its headline numbers suggest. ULTA's EPS got big boosts from tax reform and share buybacks in FY18.The company's pre-tax numbers indicate that its business is doing well, but that its business is not quite as good as its headline EPS figures suggest. The company's operating profit margins actually fell 0.6 percentage points in fiscal 2018, and ULTA only expects them to rebound 0.1-0.2 percentage points in FY19.Ulta is making some investments in its business, which explains some of the pressure on its near-term profits. But as even as its sales performance remains torrid, that top-line growth isn't as profitable as it could or possibly should be. Part of that simply is a retail problem: incremental margins aren't the same as they are in tech. That's the key reason why ULTA isn't going to get the earnings multiple that tech leader like Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) obtain.Indeed, in FY18, ULTA's operating profit increased less than 9%. Its FY19 guidance suggests that its growth this year will be closer to 12%-14%. As a result, ULTA expects its EPS to climb 17%-18% this year, thank to its buybacks of Ulta stock. But that's notably lower than the 30%+ EPS growth it posted last year. Is the Valuation of Ulta Stock Too High?Meanwhile, investors truly are paying up for Ulta stock. ULTA trades at nearly 27 times the high end of its FY19 EPS guidance. The only other brick-and-mortar retailers getting similar multiples at the moment are Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) and Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU).And it's worth noting that both FIVE and LULU seem to have hit a ceiling. Both companies posted blowout earnings toward the end of the summer (Lululemon in late August, Five Below in early September). Both stocks hit all-time highs soon after. From those highs, FIVE is down 14%, and LULU has fallen 13%.It's not impossible that well see something similar happen to Ulta stock. The company's blowout- earnings release led to a series of upgrades by analysts, as Benzinga pointed out. The three bullish analysts moved their price targets to $350, $365, and $380. The highest of those targets suggests about 11% upside in Ulta stock from its current levels.In this market, 27 times forward earnings for mid-teens growth isn't bad. But it's not exactly a steal, either. Again, I have recommended Ulta stock in the past , but the last time I touted it was when it was trading for $230 per share. Elsewhere on this site, Luke Lango accurately predicted that a new line from Kylie Jenner would boost the stock and assigned a price target of $300 to Ulta stock. In that context, $342 seems to be asking a lot. Don't Short Ulta Stock, But Consider Taking ProfitsNone of this means that Ulta Beauty stock should be shorted. A well-run, growing company with room for expansion is the exact opposite of a good short target. Indeed, at at a time when most brick-and-mortar retailers have at least reasonable short interest, ULTA largely has been left alone.But valuation matters , even in what has again become a bull market. And I question whether investors really are going to pay 30 times earnings for Ulta stock. The sector's recent history shows that investors are hesitant to give even the best retailers that valuation.Ulta Beauty still is a wonderful company. Ulta stock, however, simply isn't a bargain anymore.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Invincible Stocks Leading The Bull Market Higher * 5 Dow Jones Stocks Coming to Life * 7 of the Best High-Yield Funds for 2019 and Beyond Compare Brokers The post Ulta Stock Might Need to Settle Down appeared first on InvestorPlace.
GameStop (GME) witnesses soft sales at Technology Brands and pre-owned business, which in turn are likely to impact the company's performance in fourth-quarter fiscal 2018.
Five Below (FIVE) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Five Below Stock Rises as Loop Capital Sees More UpsideStock upgraded by Loop CapitalFive Below stock was up 2.1% as of 1:33 PM ET today after Loop Capital reaffirmed its “buy” rating and raised its price target for Five Below stock to $145
Five Below Inc (NASDAQ: FIVE ) could see continued upside after posting some impressive metrics in 2018, according to Loop Capital. The Analyst Loop Capital's Anthony Chukumba upgraded Five Below from ...
Five Below (FIVE) expects fourth-quarter sales to marginally surpass the previously provided view and record earnings at the high-end of the guidance range.
On March 27, the company is expected to report the results of its 2018 holiday period. This should be a great opportunity for investors to not only assess how the company has done during the important shopping season, but also to gauge what 2019 may have in store for the Philadelphia-based retailer. Optimism has likely been fueled by a previously-disclosed report on holiday sales through January 5th that certainly impressed, with comps of 4.9% having landed well above the company's original full-quarter expectations of 3% to 4%.
Five Below Inc NASDAQ/NGS:FIVEView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is low Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for FIVE with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding FIVE are favorable, with net inflows of $3.46 billion. Additionally, the rate of inflows is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Five Below, Inc. (FIVE), the trend-right, high-quality extreme-value retailer for tweens, teens and beyond, today announced that its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2018 will be released after market close on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The company will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the financial results. This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 as contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which reflect management's current views and estimates regarding the Company's industry, business strategy, goals and expectations concerning its market position, future operations, margins, profitability, capital expenditures, liquidity and capital resources and other financial and operating information.
Ross Dress For Less is opening a new store in the Triad. Allison Wiggs of Rivercrest Realty Investors of Raleigh confirmed that Ross would fill an approximately 25,000-square-foot space previously occupied by Staples, which left in November. Employees at Ross' existing Winston-Salem store on Hanes Mall Boulevard told Triad Business Journal the new store was expected to open in June.
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Five Below, Inc. (FIVE), the trend-right, high-quality extreme-value retailer for tweens, teens and beyond, today announced that Judy Werthauser has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer (CXO), reporting directly to Joel Anderson, President and CEO of Five Below. In this newly created role, Ms. Werthauser will lead the organization’s strategy and execution around customer and associate experience. "We are thrilled to welcome Judy to the Five Below team as our new CXO," said Joel Anderson.
J55 Capital Corp. (“J55” or the “Company”) (FIVE) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Letter of Intent dated February 22, 2019 (the “LOI”) with Aquilini GameCo Inc. (the “Target”) to acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of the Target (the “Transaction”). It is expected that the Resulting Issuer will be listed on the TSXV as a Tier 2 Industrial issuer.
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Consumer stocks, particularly those levered to staples or durable goods, offer tremendous appeal during uncertain times. In other cases, companies within the sector that have a more cyclical nature can advantage hot streaks in the markets. Invariably, though, it pays to cash out while the going is good.Indeed, some indicators suggest that trimming exposure to recently labeled hot stocks is a wise move. For one thing, the broader markets have had trouble sustaining earlier momentum. As an example, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained more than 8% in January. But so far this month, the index increased by only 2%, well off-pace.Another factor to consider when determining the best course of action for consumer stocks is consumer sentiment. During the last government shutdown, Americans' expectations regarding the economy took a dive. And while a solution to the issue appears on the horizon, it may take time for affected workers to recover.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsEven if Washington steadies the boat, the country nears a crisis point. Despite the current administration's many promises to the contrary, the national debt spiked to $22 trillion. Current fiscal and tax-related policies, if they remain in place, could worsen the situation. This might play into consumer stocks longer-term.Of course, you still want exposure to a basket of steady, reliable names in your portfolio. But simultaneously, now is an ideal time to consider profiting from a few hot stocks. * The 10 Best ETFs You Can Buy Here are five consumer investments to cash out of:Source: Shutterstock Estee Lauder (EL)Among consumer stocks, cosmetics companies like Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) indirectly offer both discretionary and staples exposure. While beauty products are inherently luxury items, various sociological studies indicate that beauty has an economic value. As a result, EL stock offers viability, even in difficult markets.But thanks to its recent surge, shares are now up 19.5% on a year-to-date basis. Certainly, a justification exists for why EL stock trades at a premium. Most notably, the cosmetics firm handily beat consensus estimates for earnings-per-share during its second-quarter 2019 report.However, hot stocks can sometimes get a little too toasty. For all its fundamental strengths, Estee Lauder shares have turned incredibly choppy over the past year. It has also incurred difficulty maintaining its bullish streaks. If you got in early, you may want to strike while the iron is hot.Source: slgckgc via Flickr (Modified) Church & Dwight (CHD)I'll freely admit that as an investor, I tend to lean toward the spicier end of the scale. That said, when you face uncertainty in the benchmark indices, it pays to buy boring consumer stocks. Within this category, I don't think you can get any more boring than Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD).By no means am I trashing CHD stock. Over the past several years, Church & Dwight has navigated tough market conditions for safety-seeking shareholders. The company's core of essential goods, such as Arm & Hammer and Oxi Clean, ensure relevancy longer-term. Plus, CHD features rising revenues and a history of positive earnings. * 10 'Buy-and-Hold' Stocks to Own Forever On the flipside, an investment can get too boring. At least partially, this is what plagues CHD stock currently. Since peaking near mid-December of last year, shares have had trouble moving the needle. Again, if you got in earlier, you may want to take some off the table.Source: Shutterstock Ollie's Bargain Outlet (OLLI)During the tumultuous years following the Great Recession, several consumer stocks had an unfortunately recurring problem: convincing consumers to consume. But within this malaise, Ollie's Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) went decisively against the grain. Over the last three-and-a-half years, OLLI stock jumped well over 330%.What's the secret to their runaway success? I wrote in the summer of 2017 that Ollie's operated on a "keep-it-simple" strategy. Unlike dollar stores, the discounter retailer focuses on brand-name goods. Essentially, they sell quality products at low prices: it's really hard to screw this strategy up!Indeed, I felt that OLLI stock could weather market storms far better than its peers. Despite some scary moments, I was proven correct on a net basis. At the same time, I don't want to push my luck. Because OLLI doesn't pay a dividend, it relies purely on capital gains.At this juncture, I'd probably cash out, and wait for a reset.Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified) Five Below (FIVE)If you didn't know any better, you might think that Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) references cold-weather attire. It doesn't. In fact, FIVE stock is one of the hottest among recently celebrated hot stocks. Not to belabor the reference, but over the trailing five-year period, shares have gained a whopping 259%.Like Ollie's, the retailer runs a very simple, but effective strategy: selling quality goods at attractive prices. But what separates FIVE stock from other discount stores is that they specifically cater to youth. Management also understands their audience. Leveraging social media, Five Below markets their products in a manner that's relevant and age-appropriate. * 7 Reasons to Own Coca-Cola Stock More importantly, the company's efforts have delivered impressive fiscal results. Given its 30% YTD performance, FIVE stock is still going strong. Nevertheless, it hasn't convincingly challenged upside resistance at $133. This might be a signal to cash out and wait for a better re-entry point.Source: Shutterstock Canada Goose (GOOS)Thanks to the record-breaking cold weather that has recently impacted several countries, Canada Goose's (NYSE:GOOS) profile skyrocketed. Renowned for their ultra-warm outerwear that both comfort and protect, Canada Goose is one of those consumer stocks that you'd think is a no-brainer.But a cursory look at the one-year chart for GOOS stock tells a different story. Since early summer of last year, shares have gyrated wildly, but with a decidedly bearish tilt. Although the brand has multiple tailwinds - including positive engagement with Chinese customers despite the trade war - investors have shied away from its trouble spots.For one thing, the company has driven up its expenses and overhead to feed its expansion efforts. Also, GOOS stock is liable to PR concerns. Primarily, animal-rights activists accuse the apparel maker for disturbing slaughtering practices. That, and the fact that GOOS doesn't pay a dividend may not sit well with prospective buyers.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 U.S. Stocks That Are Coming to Life Again * The 7 Best Video Game Stocks to Power Up Your Portfolio! * 5 Tips to Become a Better Stock Trader Compare Brokers The post 5 Consumer Stocks to Cash Out Of appeared first on InvestorPlace.