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Five Below moves higher on strong Q3 earnings and sales

Five Below, Inc. (FIVE) is up 2.6% Thursday morning. The company reported third-quarter earnings of 22 cents per share on revenue of $312.8 million. Analysts forecast earnings of 19 cents and sales of $303.5 million. The specialty retailer forecast current quarter revenue in a range of $593 million to $600 million which is higher than the $592.5 million analyst forecast.

Five Below, Inc. (FIVE) is a specialty discount retailer.

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About Five Below Inc.

Five Below is a value-oriented retailer that operated 750 stores in the United States as of the end of fiscal 2018. Catering to teen and preteen consumers, stores feature a wide variety of merchandise, virtually all priced at or below $5. The assortment focuses on discretionary items in several categories, particularly leisure (such as sporting goods, toys, and electronics; 51% of fiscal 2018 sales), fashion and home (for example, beauty products and accessories, home goods, and storage solutions; 31% of fiscal 2018 sales), and party and snack (including seasonal goods, candy, and beverages; 18% of fiscal 2018 sales). The chain had stores in 33 states as of the end of fiscal 2018, along with two distribution centers (with plans for three more).

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