1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) Raised to “Hold” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning, ValuEngine reports.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Noble Financial set a $25.00 target price on 1-800-Flowers.Com and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, November 1st. BidaskClub downgraded 1-800-Flowers.Com from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 6th. DA Davidson set a $25.00 price target on 1-800-Flowers.Com and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, August 26th. TheStreet cut 1-800-Flowers.Com from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a report on Friday, August 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut 1-800-Flowers.Com from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Thursday, October 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $23.67.

Shares of NASDAQ FLWS traded down $0.05 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $12.84. 667,500 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 372,722. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $13.30 and its 200-day moving average price is $16.40. The stock has a market cap of $829.32 million, a P/E ratio of 24.69 and a beta of 1.50. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 1.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48. 1-800-Flowers.Com has a one year low of $10.84 and a one year high of $21.77.

1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 31st. The specialty retailer reported ($0.24) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.28) by $0.04. 1-800-Flowers.Com had a return on equity of 10.68% and a net margin of 2.90%. The company had revenue of $187.26 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $181.27 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.27) EPS. 1-800-Flowers.Com’s revenue was up 10.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that 1-800-Flowers.Com will post 0.58 EPS for the current year.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of FLWS. First Mercantile Trust Co. grew its stake in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 9.6% in the third quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 9,520 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $141,000 after purchasing an additional 835 shares during the last quarter. Hancock Whitney Corp acquired a new position in 1-800-Flowers.Com during the 3rd quarter worth about $161,000. State of Tennessee Treasury Department lifted its holdings in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 18.6% during the 3rd quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 12,267 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $181,000 after buying an additional 1,920 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in the 2nd quarter valued at about $249,000. Finally, Ellington Management Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in the 2nd quarter valued at about $251,000. Institutional investors own 39.07% of the company’s stock.

1-800-Flowers.Com Company Profile

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides gourmet food and floral gifts for various occasions in the United States. It operates in three segments: Consumer Floral; Gourmet Foods & Gift Baskets; and BloomNet Wire Service. The company offers a range of products, including fresh-cut flowers, floral and fruit arrangements and plants, gifts, popcorn, gourmet foods and gift baskets, cookies, chocolates, candies, wine, and gift-quality fruits, as well as balloons, candles, keepsake gifts, jewelry, and plush stuffed animals.

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