Press coverage about 1-800-Flowers (NASDAQ:FLWS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. 1-800-Flowers earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44.5220566566465 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
A number of analysts have commented on the company. Sidoti downgraded 1-800-Flowers from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Cann restated a “sell” rating on shares of 1-800-Flowers in a research report on Monday, March 19th. ValuEngine upgraded 1-800-Flowers from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Noble Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of 1-800-Flowers in a research report on Thursday, December 28th. Finally, Benchmark cut their target price on 1-800-Flowers to $13.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.40.
1-800-Flowers stock opened at $12.70 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.60, a current ratio of 1.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29. The company has a market cap of $819.61, a P/E ratio of 29.53, a P/E/G ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 1.20. 1-800-Flowers has a one year low of $7.80 and a one year high of $13.10.
1-800-Flowers (NASDAQ:FLWS) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.88. The business had revenue of $526.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $528.85 million. 1-800-Flowers had a return on equity of 9.34% and a net margin of 4.70%. 1-800-Flowers’s revenue was down 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.93 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that 1-800-Flowers will post 0.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In related news, Director James A. Cannavino sold 40,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.72, for a total transaction of $428,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 69,719 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $747,387.68. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Christopher G. Mccann sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.73, for a total value of $190,950.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 72,000 shares of company stock valued at $818,550 in the last 90 days. 53.17% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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1-800-Flowers 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 Food and 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, and plush stuffed animals.
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