1-800-Flowers.Com Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $13.25.

FLWS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 18th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 30th. Benchmark reissued a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective (up from $14.00) on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a research report on Wednesday, August 22nd. Northcoast Research reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th. Finally, Noble Financial reissued a “hold” rating on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a research report on Tuesday, August 28th.

FLWS stock traded down $0.35 during trading on Monday, hitting $11.60. 234,300 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 186,696. 1-800-Flowers.Com has a 1 year low of $8.85 and a 1 year high of $15.00. The company has a market capitalization of $771.85 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.36, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.89 and a beta of 1.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 1.48 and a current ratio of 2.19.

1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 23rd. The specialty retailer reported ($0.12) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.01. 1-800-Flowers.Com had a net margin of 3.54% and a return on equity of 9.49%. The company had revenue of $229.93 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $227.57 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.11) EPS. 1-800-Flowers.Com’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that 1-800-Flowers.Com will post 0.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CEO Christopher G. Mccann sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.81, for a total transaction of $192,150.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 965,626 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,369,669.06. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 91,250 shares of company stock worth $1,168,188. Insiders own 61.39% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Swiss National Bank boosted its holdings in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 12.7% during the 1st quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 46,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $543,000 after acquiring an additional 5,200 shares during the last quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com during the 1st quarter valued at about $229,000. Northern Trust Corp boosted its holdings in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 1.8% during the 1st quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 335,350 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $3,957,000 after acquiring an additional 5,979 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 26.3% during the 1st quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 421,991 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $4,979,000 after acquiring an additional 87,888 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 0.6% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,851,640 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $33,649,000 after acquiring an additional 16,809 shares during the last quarter. 33.41% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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