Five Below Inc (FIVE): Today's Featured Services Winner

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Five Below ( FIVE) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.9%. By the end of trading, Five Below rose $0.81 (1.7%) to $47.41 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,870,628 shares of Five Below exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 762,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $47.18-$48.95 after having opened the day at $48.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.60. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were: Liberty Media Corporation Class A ( LMCA), up 33.9%, Armco Metals Holdings ( AMCO), up 23.6%, Armco Metals Holdings ( CNAM), up 23.6% and Inuvo ( INUV), up 12.6%.

Five Below, Inc. operates as a specialty value retailer in the United States. The company offers various products priced at $5 and below. Five Below has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the specialty retail industry. Shares are up 37.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Five Below a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Five Below as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, notable return on equity and robust revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation and poor profit margins.

On the negative front, Dex Media ( DXM), down 10.9%, Good Times Restaurants ( GTIM), down 9.1%, Imax Corporation ( IMAX), down 8.6% and DLH Holdings ( DLHC), down 7.7% , were all laggards within the services sector with eBay ( EBAY) being today's services sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the services sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services ( IYC) while those bearish on the services sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers ( SCC).

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