Five9 stock: buy or sell?

FIVN stock price: $62.63 -1.70% At close on August 23rd, 2019

Updated on:
August 23rd, 2019


Five9 eased -1.70% to $62.63 after reaching all time highs yesterday. On August 14th FIVN plummed a dreadful -5.19%.

Five9, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides cloud software for contact centers in the United States and internationally.

Should I buy Five9 stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Having a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, 2 buy setups match with Five9 stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Five9 stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At, we detected 14 ratings published for FIVN stock in the last month.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for FIVN stock, with 9 positive ratings.
Is FIVN a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-1SunTrust Banksn/aBuy
2019-8-1JPMorgan Chase & Co.NeutralOverweight
2019-8-1Dougherty & CoNeutralBuy
2019-8-1Canaccord Genuityn/aBuy
2019-5-2Bank of AmericaUnderperformUnderperform
2019-2-20SunTrust Banksn/aBuy
2019-2-20Needham & Company LLCn/aBuy
2019-2-20JPMorgan Chase & Co.n/aNeutral
2019-2-20Craig Hallumn/aBuy
2019-2-20Canaccord Genuityn/aBuy
2019-2-20Barclaysn/aEqual Weight
2019-2-20Bank of American/aUnderperform
2019-1-7Morgan StanleyEqual WeightOverweight

Five9 stock analysis

Daily outlook

After yesterday all time highs, Five9 eased a bit to $62.63.

Five9 eased -1.70% to $62.63 after yesterday all time highs. On Jul/22 FIVN price bounced up over the SMA of 200 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. From a daily perspective, FIVN is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($60.32, on Aug/15) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($64.68, yesterday) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top FIVN might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $64.68 or down under $60.32. On Aug 9th, SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up triggering a rise of 1.02%. Yesterday, FIVN hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $64.50 recorded on August 21st. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

FIVN stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Even closing lower ($62.63, -1.43%), Five9 reached new all time high at $64.68. By mid July FIVN plummed a chilling -12.72% in just one week. Early August FIVN climbed an exceptional 6.12% in just one week. After 4 weeks soaring, this week declined a -1.47%.

Late July FIVN price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Since SMA10d and SMA20w crossed up late July, FIVN price climbed $14.53 per share (30.21%).

FIVN stock chart (weekly)

Five9 stock price history

Five9 stock went public on April 4th, 2014 with a price of $7.951. Since then, FIVN stock surged a 687.80%, with an average of 137.60% per year. If you had invested right after FIVN's IPO a $1,000 in Five9 stock in 2014, it would worth $6,878.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Five9 stock historical price chart

FIVN stock reached all-time highs yesterday with a price of $64.68.

Five9 stock price target is $56.10

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' FIVN stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. We have 12 price forecasts for Five9 stock released in the last 30 days:
FIVN stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-1SunTrust BanksRaises Targetn/a$66.00-
2019-8-1JPMorgan Chase & Co.Upgrades$59.00$70.0018.6%
2019-8-1Canaccord GenuityRaises Target$60.00$65.008.3%
2019-5-2Bank of AmericaReiterates$33.00$39.0018.2%
2019-2-20SunTrust BanksRaises Targetn/a$60.00-
2019-2-20Needham & Company LLCRaises Targetn/a$65.00-
2019-2-20JPMorgan Chase & Co.Raises Targetn/a$58.00-
2019-2-20Craig HallumReiterates$64.00$46.00-28.1%
2019-2-20Canaccord GenuityReiterates$45.00$60.0033.3%
2019-2-20BarclaysRaises Targetn/a$57.00-
2019-2-20Bank of AmericaRaises Target$28.00$33.0017.9%
2019-1-7Morgan StanleyUpgrades$37.00$54.0045.9%
(in average)$46.60$56.1020.0%
Moving in a range from $70.00 and $33.00, the price forecast for Five9 stock is $56.10. In average, analysts' outlook on FIVN price forecast is positive, upgrading the forecast by a 20.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Five9 reported extraordinary results for 2018-Q4 on February. Five9 climbed Earnings per Share (EPS) by 1,000.00%, beating analysts consensus of $0.01. Five9 posted $0.11.
FIVN earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw an amazing increase of 28.69% to $257.66 M dollars. Instead, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) gained to -0.09%, that is $-0.22 million.

FIVN annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$84 M-$-31.31 M-37.2%-
2014$103 M22.55%$-37.79 M-36.6%20.68%
2015$129 M24.99%$-25.84 M-20.0%-31.62%
2016$162 M25.78%$-11.86 M-7.3%-54.10%
2017$200 M23.53%$-8.97 M-4.5%-24.38%
2018$258 M28.69%$-0.22 M-0.1%-97.54%

Quarterly financial results

Five9 posted $72.34 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 10.77% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $3.73 million with a profit margin of 5.16%. Profit margin escalated a 7.16% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -2.00%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Five9 sales marked an outstanding increase and rocketed a 30.56%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Five9 posted 6 negative quarters in a row.
FIVN quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$48 M-$-4.01 M-8.4%-
2017-Q3$50 M4.93%$0.92 M1.8%-123.04%
2017-Q4$55 M10.63%$-0.63 M-1.1%-168.29%
2018-Q1$59 M6.32%$-0.61 M-1.0%-3.80%
2018-Q2$61 M3.76%$-2.04 M-3.3%236.41%
2018-Q3$65 M6.85%$-1.31 M-2.0%-36.09%
2018-Q4$72 M10.77%$3.73 M5.2%-386.05%
2019-Q1$75 M3.05%$-1.92 M-2.6%-151.54%

Five9 ownership

When you are planning to buy a stock, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Five9, 3.71% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for FIVN stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Five9:

Market cap$3.7 B$117.4 B$12.0 B$206.2 M$2.6 B
Total shares59.7 M774.8 M131.7 M30.3 M64.9 M
Float shares59.4 M744.4 M130.0 M13.3 M57.7 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)101.5%84.8%103.2%79.9%81.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)3.7%4.6%1.0%15.2%7.8%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Five9 summary

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Day range$63.57 - $64.49
Previous close$63.71
Session gain-1.70%
Average true range$2.41
50d mov avg$54.20
100d mov avg$52.31
200d mov avg$49.83
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern

Five9 performance

To better understand Five9 performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We compared Five9 against, Citrix Systems, eGain, LivePerson, NICE, ServiceSource International and Zendesk in the following table:
CTXSCitrix Systems-3.01%-12.44%-18.20%
NICE 10.37%32.48%33.91%
SREVServiceSource Int...-5.88%-8.57%-69.91%

Five9 competitors

One check before trading any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for Five9. We picked 7 companies as Five9 competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.