1-800-Flowers.Com Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $13.50.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on FLWS shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, August 27th. Noble Financial reissued a “hold” rating on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a research note on Tuesday, August 28th. Northcoast Research reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th. Benchmark reissued a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price (up previously from $14.00) on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a research note on Wednesday, August 22nd. Finally, Sidoti raised shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 25th.

In other 1-800-Flowers.Com news, Director Leonard J. Elmore sold 3,234 shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.96, for a total value of $41,912.64. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 42,487 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $550,631.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Christopher G. Mccann sold 12,500 shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com stock in a transaction on Friday, October 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.10, for a total transaction of $138,750.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 937,328 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,404,340.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 118,234 shares of company stock valued at $1,420,063. Insiders own 64.42% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in 1-800-Flowers.Com in the second quarter valued at $108,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its stake in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 97.9% in the second quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 9,159 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $114,000 after purchasing an additional 4,531 shares in the last quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. bought a new stake in 1-800-Flowers.Com in the second quarter valued at $132,000. Voya Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in 1-800-Flowers.Com in the second quarter valued at $132,000. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 37.1% in the third quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 18,281 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $216,000 after purchasing an additional 4,951 shares in the last quarter. 34.15% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

NASDAQ FLWS traded up $0.45 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $12.74. 311,100 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 194,228. 1-800-Flowers.Com has a one year low of $9.76 and a one year high of $15.00. The company has a market capitalization of $788.73 million, a PE ratio of 28.95, a P/E/G ratio of 3.00 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a quick ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 2.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30.

1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The specialty retailer reported ($0.27) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.30) by $0.03. 1-800-Flowers.Com had a net margin of 3.16% and a return on equity of 7.99%. The business had revenue of $169.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $165.59 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.20) earnings per share. 1-800-Flowers.Com’s quarterly revenue was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities analysts expect 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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