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Case Status:    DISMISSED    
On or around 05/27/2015 (Notice of voluntarily dismissal)

Filing Date: January 09, 2015

According to the law firm press release, Five Below is a specialty discount retailer targeted at teens and pre-teens that prices all of its clothing and accessories at $5 or below.

The complaint alleges that during the Class Period, the defendants made false and misleading statements or failed to disclose adverse information about Five Below’s business and prospects. Specifically, the complaint alleges that while actively concealing from investors that the Company’s two founders intended to step down from their roles as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Chairman and name as CEO their newly hired President – who was relatively new to Five Below and totally untested in the role of CEO at a publicly traded company – Five Below raised its fiscal 2014 sales and earnings guidance twice, once at the start of the Class Period on June 5, 2014 and then again on September 10, 2014. With the price of Five Below common stock increasing on their misrepresentations about the Company’s business metrics and financial prospects, reaching a Class Period high of nearly $48 in intraday trading, both of the Company’s founders and its Chief Financial Officer cashed in, selling almost $30 million worth of their personally held shares at fraud-inflated prices.

On December 4, 2014, Five Below disclosed that its sales growth had diminished and that it was reducing its annual sales and profit forecasts. That same day, the Company’s two founders also announced their resignations as CEO and Chairman of Five Below – disclosing that the newly hired President was taking over as CEO. On this news, the price of Five Below stock fell, closing down 21% from its Class Period high.

On May 27, 2015, the Lead Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed this action.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Services
Industry: Retail (Specialty)
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

Ticker Symbol: FIVE
Company Market: NASDAQ
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: E.D. Pennsylvania
DOCKET #: 15-CV-00094
JUDGE: Hon. L. Felipe Restrepo
DATE FILED: 01/09/2015
CLASS PERIOD START: 06/05/2014
CLASS PERIOD END: 12/04/2014
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Johnson & Weaver, LLP
    110 West “A” Street, Suite 750, Johnson & Weaver, LLP, CA 92101
    619.230.0063 619.230.0063 · contactus@johnsonandweaver.com
  2. Law Offices of Bernard M. Gross (Philadelphia)
    John Wanamaker Building; 100 Penn Square East, Suite 450, Law Offices of Bernard M. Gross (Philadelphia), PA 19107
    215.561.3600 215.561.3600 · susang@bernardmgross.com
  3. Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (Melville)
    58 South Service Road, Suite 200, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (Melville), NY 11747
    631.367.7100 631.367.1173 ·
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