Do 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. (NASDAQ: FLWS) Fit In A Value Investing Philosophy?


    The Vanguard Group, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of new stake in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. (NASDAQ:FLWS). The institutional investor has increased its shareholding in the Consumer Cyclical company by 0.26% to 1.71 million shares with purchase of 4489.0 shares. This fresh investment now brings its stake to 4.78% valued currently at $48.3 million. In addition, Westwood Management Corp. (Texas) raised its holdings by 0.28 million to 1.5 million shares. And Shannon River Fund Management LLC has lifted its position by 19.16% or 0.18 million shares – to 1.1 million shares.

    With over 1.42 million 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. (FLWS) shares trading Tuesday and a closing price of $32.07 on the day, the dollar volume was approximately $45.39 million. The shares have shown a positive weekly performance of 6.83% and its price on 09/01/20 gained nearly 7.15%. Currently, there are 64.35M common shares owned by the public and among those 25.96M shares have been available to trade.

    An analysis of what Wall Street brokers have to say about the expected price targets for this stock gives us this picture: 7 analysts who have offered their price forecasts for FLWS have a consensus price objective of $36.43. The analysts have set the share’s price value over the next 12 months at a high of $40.00 and a low of $33.00 should the stock experience a downside. Incidentally, analysts’ outlook for the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. stock is 2.00 for the next 12 months. The average price target is -4.43% below its last price level and a downside to the estimated low will see the stock gain 2.82% over that period. But an upside of 19.82% will see the stock hit the forecast high price target while mean target price for the stock is $36.00.

    Insiders at the company have transacted a total of 32 times over the past 12 months, according to data filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 18 of these insider trades were purchases, accounting for 228,528 shares. Insider sales of the common stock occurred on 14 occasions, with total insider shares sold totaling 97,312 shares.

    The top 3 mutual fund holders in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. are Amplify Online Retail ETF, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index, and 1290 VT GAMCO Small Company Value. Amplify Online Retail ETF owns 0.74 million shares of the company’s stock, all valued at over $20.92 million. The company bought an additional 26859.0 shares recently to bring their total holdings to about 2.07% of the shares outstanding. Vanguard Total Stock Market Index sold 36700.0 shares to see its total holdings shrink to 0.64 million shares valued at over $18.03 million and representing 1.79% of the shares outstanding. 1290 VT GAMCO Small Company Value sold 15000.0 shares to bring its total holdings to over 0.58 million shares at a value of $16.53 million. 1290 VT GAMCO Small Company Value now owns shares totaling to 1.64% of the shares outstanding.

    Shares of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. (NASDAQ: FLWS) opened at $29.93, unchanged from a prior closing price of $29.93. However, the script later closed the day at $32.07, up 7.15%. The company’s stock has a 5-day price change of 6.83% and 37.76% over the past three months. FLWS shares are trading 121.17% year to date (YTD), with the 12-month market performance up to 123.17% higher. It has a 12-month low price of $11.15 and touched a high of $32.00 over the same period. Currently, 1.42 million shares have been traded, compared to an average intraday trading volume of 728.23K shares. The stock is trading above its simple moving averages at the SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200, as the current price level is off by 7.71%, 22.01%, and 69.16% respectively.

    Institutional ownership of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. (NASDAQ: FLWS) shares accounts for 79.80% of the company’s 64.35M shares outstanding. Mutual fund holders own 43.11%, while other institutional holders and individual stakeholders account for 43.36% and 34.90% respectively.

    It has a market capitalization of $2.09B and a beta (3y monthly) value of 1.53. The stock’s trailing 12-month PE ratio is 36.57, while the earnings-per-share (ttm) stands at $0.88. The company has a PEG of 1.83 and a Quick Ratio of 1.70 with the debt-to-equity ratio at 0.24. Price movements for the stock have been influenced by the stock’s volatility, which stands at 5.51% over the week and 3.88% over the month.

    Analysts forecast that 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. (FLWS) will achieve an EPS of -$0.12 for the current quarter, $1.3 for the next quarter and $1.4 for 2022. The lowest estimate earnings-per-share for the quarter is -$0.17 while analysts give the company a high EPS estimate of -$0.03. Comparatively, EPS for the current quarter was -$0.24 a year ago. Earnings per share for the fiscal year are expected to increase by 22.50%, and 45.07% over the next financial year. EPS should grow at an annualized rate of 20.00% over the next five years, compared to 18.90% over the past 5-year period.

    If you are looking to buy this stock, then you may note that the average analyst recommendation by 7 brokerage firm advisors rate 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. (FLWS) as a “Moderate Buy” at a consensus score of 2.00. Specifically, 6 Wall Street analysts polled rate the stock as a buy, while 1 of the 7 advise that investors “hold,” and 0 rated it as a “Sell.”

    Looking at the support for the FLWS, a number of firms have released research notes about the stock. DA Davidson stated their Neutral rating for the stock in a research note on August 28, 2020, with the firm’s price target at $33. DA Davidson coverage for the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. (FLWS) stock in a research note released on June 02, 2020 offered a Underperform rating with a price target of $17. The Benchmark Company was of a view on May 01, 2020 that the stock is Buy, while DA Davidson gave the stock Neutral rating on April 13, 2020, issuing a price target of $14. Northcoast on their part issued Buy rating on January 24, 2020.


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