News headlines about 1-800-Flowers (NASDAQ:FLWS) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. 1-800-Flowers earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44.3497499869137 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
Shares of FLWS stock opened at $12.95 on Tuesday. 1-800-Flowers has a 12 month low of $7.80 and a 12 month high of $13.32. The stock has a market cap of $822.83, a PE ratio of 30.12, a PEG ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 1.20. The company has a current ratio of 1.92, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29.
1-800-Flowers (NASDAQ:FLWS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.88. 1-800-Flowers had a return on equity of 9.34% and a net margin of 4.70%. The firm had revenue of $526.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $528.85 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.93 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that 1-800-Flowers will post 0.45 EPS for the current year.
FLWS has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Northcoast Research cut 1-800-Flowers from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Noble Financial reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of 1-800-Flowers in a research report on Thursday, December 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 1-800-Flowers from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Benchmark decreased their target price on 1-800-Flowers to $13.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded 1-800-Flowers from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Two equities 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. 1-800-Flowers currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.40.
In other news, CEO Christopher G. Mccann sold 15,000 shares of 1-800-Flowers stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.72, for a total transaction of $175,800.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 965,626 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,317,136.72. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director James A. Cannavino sold 40,000 shares of 1-800-Flowers stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.72, for a total value of $428,800.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 69,719 shares in the company, valued at $747,387.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 72,000 shares of company stock worth $818,550 over the last three months. Insiders own 61.39% of the company’s stock.
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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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