Five Below Inc. (FIVE) Earnings Preview

Five Below Inc. (FIVE) is a specialty retailer that sells merchandise mainly to a teen and a pre-teen customer base. The stock is currently trading around $34.47 at the middle of its 52 week range of $28.51-$47.89. The stock has been underperforming the market this year at a rate of 15.55% year to date. FIVE is scheduled to report earnings after the bell today, and the stock is higher on the session by around $0.21 or 0.61% ahead of the close.

Over the past 12 quarters FIVE has rallied on earnings day 6 times with an average move of 9.45%. The stock appears fairly bullish on a chart going into the release having traded above the Ichimoku Cloud for a few days. Over the past 12 quarters FIVE has rallied from earnings to the nearest options expiration 8 times with an average move of 7.17%. The stock looks as if it could continue its trend and rip to the upside in today’s session. Investors are mainly looking to see how the newly opened stores will fare after retail numbers have continued to disappoint month after month.

The options market is currently implying a move of around $3.70 or 10.7% in FIVE by this Friday’s close giving us targets of $38.17 and $30.77.