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

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Five Below ( FIVE) pushed the Specialty Retail industry higher today making it today's featured specialty retail winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.5%. By the end of trading, Five Below rose $4.34 (11.4%) to $42.34 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 6,611,418 shares of Five Below exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,013,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $41.90-$44.35 after having opened the day at $43.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.00. Other companies within the Specialty Retail industry that increased today were: CST Brands ( CST), up 3.7%, Outerwall ( OUTR), up 1.9%, Luxottica Group ( LUX), up 1.7% and Sport Chalet ( SPCHA), up 1.6%.

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 $2.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 12.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Five Below a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Five Below as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, premium valuation, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Francescas Holdings ( FRAN), down 17.5%, ( VITC), down 8.6%, DGSE Companies ( DGSE), down 6.5% and Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation ( BGFV), down 5.0% , were all laggards within the specialty retail industry with Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS) being today's specialty retail industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the specialty retail industry could consider SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT) while those bearish on the specialty retail industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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