Shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation, two have issued a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $13.50.

Several research firms recently issued reports on FLWS. ValuEngine upgraded 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 24th. Sidoti upgraded 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 25th. Finally, Northcoast Research restated a “neutral” rating on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th.

In other news, CEO Christopher G. Mccann sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.83, for a total transaction of $177,450.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Christopher G. Mccann sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.41, for a total value of $335,250.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 869,237 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,656,468.17. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 111,984 shares of company stock valued at $1,361,950. Corporate insiders own 64.42% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 1.7% during the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,876,755 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $22,145,000 after buying an additional 30,740 shares during the last quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 20.2% during the 3rd quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 1,362,117 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $16,072,000 after buying an additional 229,140 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp lifted its position in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 9.4% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 366,945 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,605,000 after buying an additional 31,595 shares during the last quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. lifted its position in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 4.1% during the 3rd quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. now owns 251,375 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $2,966,000 after buying an additional 10,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its position in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 210,411 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $2,641,000 after buying an additional 5,740 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 33.17% of the company’s stock.

FLWS traded down $0.03 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $12.95. The stock had a trading volume of 222,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 193,780. The company has a market capitalization of $859.05 million, a PE ratio of 29.43, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.24 and a beta of 1.11. 1-800-Flowers.Com has a one year low of $8.85 and a one year high of $15.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 2.19 and a quick ratio of 1.48.

1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The specialty retailer reported ($0.27) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.30) by $0.03. The business had revenue of $169.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $165.59 million. 1-800-Flowers.Com had a return on equity of 7.82% and a net margin of 3.16%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.20) EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that 1-800-Flowers.Com will post 0.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About 1-800-Flowers.Com

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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