|Bid||131.78 x 800|
|Ask||131.84 x 900|
|Day's Range||131.24 - 132.88|
|52 Week Range||86.57 - 148.22|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.18|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||48.30|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
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See how much companies like Comcast and Five Below pay their employees and CEOs. One Philadelphia-area CEO makes more than 900 times what the median employee does at his company.
Global financial markets are in rally mode after the U.S. and Mexico struck an immigration agreement to avert tariffs between the two countries. But, the global trade war is far from over. The U.S. and China have struck no such deal, and as of this writing, the big and ugly trade war between those two countries projects to get even bigger and uglier.So long as this trade war hangs around, it will provide a drag on financial markets.But, it won't provide a drag on every stock. Not every company has exposure to China, trade and tariffs. Some companies are null to mitigated exposure to those things, and as such, won't be weighed down as much by a trade war. They will continue to report solid and healthy numbers, and their stocks will rally in response.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAs such, these are the stocks you want to buy for the foreseeable future, or so long as the trade war persists. * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 Which stocks fall into this basket of stocks to buy for their limited trade war exposure? Let's take a closer look. Facebook (FB)Source: Shutterstock The great thing about Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) in the current environment is that you have a $70 billion services revenue business, growing at a 20%-plus rate, that is blocked in China. At the same time, FB stock trades at just 23-times forward earnings.That's a healthy combination that should power over-performance in FB stock so long as the trade war sticks around. To be sure, Facebook isn't entirely exempt from the trade war. The higher tariffs go, the higher prices go for U.S. corporations. Most of those corporations can't afford to pass price hikes onto consumers, so they will absorb the tariff hit. In order to offset that hit, they may look to cut down on spend, including cutting back the ad budget.But, even if that happens, the Facebook ad budget likely won't get cut. Smaller, more experimental ad channels, like Snap (NYSE:SNAP) or Pinterest (NYSE:PINS), could get hit. Facebook won't, though, because it's the tried-and-true digital ad channel.All in all, then, Facebook is well isolated from trade war risks, and the business is still growing at a 20%-plus rate while the stock trades at a relatively cheap multiple considering that 20%-plus growth. Ultimately, that makes FB stock a good buy here. Five Below (FIVE)Source: Shutterstock Retail is broadly a bad place to be during the trade war, since a majority of U.S. retailers source their product from countries with lower labor costs, with the biggest of those countries being China. As such, retailers are at the epicenter of tariffs on China imports.But, discount retailer Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) is different from other retailers. First, this is a U.S.-focused retailer, so all of its sales happen in the United States. Second, this is a very strong and popular retailer, with comparable sales consistently running positive for several years. Third, this is a hyper-growth retailer, as the company is growing its store base by about 20% per year.Fourth, and perhaps most importantly, Five Below has successfully leveraged price hikes and renegotiated supply contracts to offset the impact of tariffs. As a result, sales growth has remained healthy, margins have remained resilient and both of those dynamics project to persist for the foreseeable future. * 10 Stocks to Buy That Could Be Takeover Targets In the big picture, then, FIVE stock is a good buy here because this is a super strong retailer that is successfully side-stepping tariffs. American Electric Power (AEP)Source: Riccardo Annandale Via UnsplashThe trade war promises to bring economic and financial market volatility. When economic and financial market volatility are on the rise, investors do two things: they hunt for stability, and they hunt for yield.U.S. utility giant American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) provides both of those things. American Electric Power is arguably one of the most stable public companies in America, as the company provides electricity services to millions of Americans, none of whom are going to stop paying for said electricity services anytime soon because they all need electricity to survive in the modern world. Meanwhile, AEP stock simultaneously offers investors a healthy 3% yield, which looks exceptionally attractive next to a depressed 10-Year Treasury yield and in the face of slowing corporate earnings growth.All in all, AEP stock looks good here as a defensive play for risk-adverse investors looking to mitigate volatility and trade war exposure. Netflix (NFLX)Source: Shutterstock Much like Facebook, the great thing about Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) in the current environment is you have a hyper-growth services business that is blocked in China.Netflix is at the epicenter of the secular growth, over-the-top video mega-trend, which is sweeping across the globe. As a result, Netflix is growing revenues at a robust 20%-plus rate, with rapidly expanding margins, too. Importantly, this growth narrative has zero exposure to China, since Netflix is outright blocked in China. * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 Overall, then, Netflix stock gives investors exposure to a secular, 20%-plus revenue growth story without any exposure to the volatile and trade-impacted Chinese market. Demand for that exposure will go up so long as the trade war sticks around. As such, so long as the trade war persists, so will the uptrend in NFLX stock. Alphabet (GOOG)Source: Shutterstock Global internet search giant Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) falls in the same boat as Facebook and Netflix -- it's a hyper-growth services company with zero exposure to China.Much like Facebook and Netflix, Alphabet is a 20%-plus growth internet company supported by secular growth tailwinds in global urbanization and digitization. At the same time, the company makes most of its revenues from its services businesses (digital ads and cloud), and very little revenue from the hardware businesses like Google Home. Also, Google search and YouTube -- the two cores of Alphabet -- don't exist in China.In other words, as is the case with Facebook and Netflix, Alphabet offers investors exposure to a secular, 20%-plus global internet growth narrative with limited trade, tariff and China exposure.That is the exact type of exposure investors will flock to so long as the trade war persists, meaning that GOOG stock should fare well even in the face of rising trade tensions. Shopify (SHOP)Source: Shopify via FlickrSticking in the secular growth services theme, next up we have e-commerce solutions provider Shopify (NYSE:SHOP).Shopify provides e-commerce solutions to retailers of all shapes and sizes, so that they can create online stores and have the tools to succeed in an omni-channel commerce world. This growth narrative has caught fire over the past several years as the sharing economy has gained mainstream traction, and as e-retail has become increasingly decentralized and democratized. This narrative projects to remain on fire, too, as Shopify still only accounts for a fraction of the global retail sales pie.The trade war won't impact this narrative at all. Even if tariffs go up a whole bunch, and retailers are looking at higher input costs, they won't pull their Shopify spend. Why? Because Shopify is the platform that makes everything work for these retailers. Without Shopify, they don't have the tools to succeed in the digital world. Without those tools, retailers will suffer, meaning subscription revenue projects to keep rising for a lot longer. At the same time, consumers won't stop shopping in the digital channel, so transaction revenue will continue to march higher, too. * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy Under $10 As such, regardless of which way the trade war plays out, Shopify's growth narrative should remain broadly robust for the foreseeable future. This sort of unstoppable growth narrative is the exact type of narrative investors want exposure to at this point in time. Okta (OKTA)Cloud identity platform Okta (NASDAQ:OKTA) falls into the same boat as Shopify. This is a secular growth, small-cap services company with tremendous momentum at the moment, and this momentum will not be derailed by trade disputes.In a nutshell, Okta sells a cloud security solution that enables individuals to securely sign into any enterprise software system. This unique method of tackling digital and cloud security has gained traction and popularity over the past several years. As it has, Okta's growth trajectory has accelerated higher. Last quarter, the company reported 50% revenue growth.The trade war won't disrupt this growth narrative. First, Okta is a services business with minimal exposure to China. Second, digital security is increasingly becoming the most important and central feature of any enterprise, so a U.S. economic slowdown likely won't impact security spend on platforms like Okta by that much.In total, Okta is a hyper-growth internet services company with mitigated trade exposure, and it's a company that provides high-value services with resilient demand. That's a winning combination in today's market.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long FB, PINS, FIVE, AEP, NFLX, GOOG, SHOP and OKTA. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy for the Coming Recession * 10 Smart Dividend Stocks for the Rest of the Year * 5 Tech Stocks That Are Far Too Risky Right Now Compare Brokers The post 7 U.S. Stocks to Buy With Limited Trade War Exposure appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Five Below Inc NASDAQ/NGS:FIVEView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting 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 | NegativeETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $99 million over the last one-month into ETFs that hold FIVE are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managersâ€™ Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Servicesis falling. The rate of decline is significant relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.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.
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose Thursday following a report that the White House may delay implementing tariffs on Mexican goods. slipped after it posted stronger-than-expected first quarter earnings but the threat of tariffs on China-made imports continues to hang over the discount retailer. shares rose amid reports that a massive push to drive end-of-quarter sales could lead to record deliveries for Elon Musk's clean-energy carmaker.
Five Below will raise some prices above $5 as the deep-discount chain tries to offset President Trump's 25% tariffs on Chinese imports.
Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) stock traded down in early June after the off-price retailer reported mixed first-quarter earnings that, at first glance, didn't inspire much confidence from Five Below stock holders.Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified)Revenues topped expectations. But comparable sales growth fell short. The company is having to do many different things to offset the impact of tariffs, and consequently, the second quarter and full-year guides weren't as good as they could've been.In response, FIVE stock traded slightly lower, continuing what has been a month-long plunge in FIVE stock from $150 to below $120. In the big picture, Five Below's first-quarter numbers were enough to confirm Five Below stock's recent 20% drop is overdone.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsDespite the headline misses, Five Below's numbers here are very good. Comparable sales were up 3.1%. The store count was up 19.9%. Net sales were up 23.1%. Gross margins expanded, even in the face of a 10% tariff on Chinese imports. * 10 Stocks to Buy That Could Be Takeover Targets Management expects comparable sales to continue to rise in the low single-digit range for the foreseeable future, while the store base is expected to keep growing at a ~20% rate. Meanwhile, management is successfully side-stepping tariffs by passing along slight price hikes to consumers and renegotiating with vendors. Yep, Five Below is going to sell provides above $5.That's why (despite incorporating the new 25% tariff into their guide) management didn't lower its 2019 numbers.All in all, then, the story here remains rock solid.Five Below is a rapidly expanding discount retailer that has found a winning strategy and is successfully mitigating the impact of tariffs.That combination makes FIVE a winning retailer stock in a tough retail environment, meaning that recent weakness is an opportunity to buy Five Below shares at a hefty discount. Five Below Stock Is Still Red-HotThe story at Five Below is pretty simple to understand: As the name would imply, this is a discount retailer that sells items of all sorts for $5 or less (until now). It's basically the dollar store, but at a roughly $5 price point.The unique thing here is that Five Below constantly changes its inventory and offerings to match current trends. Think selfie sticks, spinners and the like.This inventory flexibility gives Five Below low-cost exposure to all of retail's hottest trends. That's largely why this company has reported positive comps for the past several years.Thus, Five Below has found a winning strategy (combining off-price retail with a flexible inventory), which has driven -- and will continue to drive -- positive comps.On top of that, Five Below exited the first quarter of 2019 with only 789 stores. That's a very small number. At scale, management thinks they can operate around 2,500 stores in the U.S. That's why management is growing that store base at a fairly consistent 20% rate. Meanwhile, because comps are positive and new stores are performing well, margins are broadly stable and inching higher.First-quarter earnings affirm that this favorable long-term growth narrative remains intact. Comps were positive … again. Five Below's store base grew by ~20% … again. Gross margins expanded … again.Importantly, all of that is largely projected to persist for the foreseeable future, despite tariffs, because management believes they can offset the tariff hit with slight price increases and renegotiated supply deals.Overall, Five Below is a red-hot retail stock that remains a buy in the face of its earnings-related discount. FIVE Stock Has Runway from HereThe opportunity in Five Below stock is that shares of the retailer have given back 20% over the past month on rising economic concerns.Specifically, the entire retail sector was wiped out in May amid a slew of negative earnings reports, a drop in consumer confidence, and a rise in trade tensions.As described above, though, Five Below is immune to most of that.So long as Five Below's business remains hot, then 20%-plus revenue and profit growth should persist. The store base continues to expand at a 20% rate. If that expansion rate persists, management won't hit 2,500 stores until 2025.During that stretch, comps should remain in positive territory because of this company's off-price and flexible inventory strategy. Margins should also march higher as positive comps drive healthy operating leverage.Bottom line, Five Below should easily grow the store base by 20% over the next several years, revenues in the 20% to 22% range, and profits in the 22%-plus range. Ultimately, that should drive per-share earnings toward at least $10 by fiscal 2025, if not higher.High-quality retailers, like Walmart (NYSE:WMT), tend to trade around 20-times forward earnings. Based on that multiple, a reasonable fiscal 2024 price target for FIVE stock is $200. Thus, below $120 today, FIVE stock continues to have solid growth runway for the foreseeable future. Bottom Line on Five Below StockFive Below is a winning retailer that has been unfairly punished alongside other retailers over the past several months. Healthy Q1 numbers should help turn the tide on investor sentiment. As that tide does turn over the next few weeks, FIVE stock should bounce back.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long FIVE and WMT. 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While many acknowledge the tailwind that a strong movie slate presents for companies like Disney and Comcast , the trickle down to retail may be overlooked. Major movie releases garner serious revenue not only from box office sales, but from the numerous ancillary licensing schemes they give birth to, notably toy deals with companies like Hasbro , Mattel , and Funko .
The company is testing prices up to $10 in a pilot program that began before the recent tariff battles.
reported blowout earnings per share on Wednesday after the close, but I have to say the results and guidance aren't very impressive. Revenue did grow 23.1% year over year, but the 3.1% comp sales number landed at the low end of guidance.
Five Below Inc (NASDAQ: FIVE ), a retailer that sells all products in store for $5 or less, reported fiscal first-quarter results and a plan to help mitigate any impact from tariffs. Here is a summary ...
Shares of the discount retailer have dropped off sharply after the open, eroding pre-market positivity driven by an earnings beat and guidance raise, driven largely by a retail sector threatened by external macro impacts. The still uncertain situation was noted as extremely fluid at the moment by CEO Joel Anderson. "As a value-driven retailer we are concerned about higher tariffs as they will be impactful to our business and lead to higher prices," he acknowledged.
Five Below Announced Upbeat Q1 ResultsBetter-than-expected resultsFive Below (FIVE) stock rose 0.94% in after-market hours on June 5. The company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results. The first quarter ended on May 4. Five Below’s
shares fell sharply Thursday after it posted stronger-than-expected first quarter earnings and an improved 2019 outlook as the looming threat of tariffs on China-made imports continues to hang over the discount retailer. The threat of tariffs on $300 billion worth of China-made goods, however, alongside an increased levy on $250 in imports put in place last month, likely means price increases and offsets that could trim earnings potential. "As a value-driven retailer we are concerned about higher tariffs as they will be impactful to our business and lead to higher prices," CEO Joel Anderson told investors on a conference call late Wednesday.
Here's what investors need to know about the potential tariffs on Mexican goods, which are set to take effect on June 10, and now a potential extra $300 billion on Chinese goods, per President Trump. Jeff Marks, senior portfolio analyst for Jim Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS investing club, is filling in for Cramer. How Should Investors Approach a Two-Front Trade War?
Shares of the Philadelphia-based discount retailer were up about 2% in pre-market trading as the company bested top and bottom line estimates for the first quarter, aided by an accounting change that added $0.11 to the EPS number, which beat the FactSet by $0.12. Both sales and earnings were at the high end of our guidance ranges, and new stores continued to exceed expectations and drive our growth," CEO Joel Anderson said. On Thursday morning, the figure appears to be overshadowed by the beat on first quarter expectations and the raise of full year EPS estimates to the range of $3.11 to $3.18 per share above the consensus of $3.06.
Five Below reported earnings per share of 46 cents, which is up 18% from a year earlier and well ahead of the consensus EPS forecast of 35 cents. In this daily bar chart of FIVE, below, we can see that prices have oscillated higher from their December low. Prices made new highs for the move up in April and May, but the daily On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line has failed to move above its high of September.
Examining Five Below, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:FIVE) past track record of performance is a valuable exercise for investors. It...
Stock futures rose despite initial talks failing to reach a deal to avoid tariffs on Mexican goods. Stitch Fix, Cloudera, MongoDB moved on earnings.
A big loser in the market today - Dave and Buster's. Shares falling to their lowest level of the year after earnings missed on both the top and bottom lines. The company also reported a surprise drop in quarterly same-store sales. Yahoo Finance's Heidi Chung joins Seana Smith.