1-800-Flowers.Com Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS) CEO Christopher G. Mccann sold 12,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 approximately $10,404,340.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

1-800-Flowers.Com stock opened at $11.35 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $762.16 million, a PE ratio of 25.70, a P/E/G ratio of 2.85 and a beta of 1.07. 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc has a twelve month low of $8.85 and a twelve month high of $15.00. The company has a quick ratio of 1.48, a current ratio of 2.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29.

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

Several brokerages have commented on FLWS. Cann reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a research note on Monday. BidaskClub raised shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 24th. Noble Financial reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a report on Tuesday, August 28th. Finally, Benchmark reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price target (up previously from $14.00) on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a report on Wednesday, August 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $13.25.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Swiss National Bank boosted its holdings in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 12.7% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 46,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $543,000 after buying an additional 5,200 shares during the period. Citadel Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in the first quarter valued at approximately $229,000. Northern Trust Corp boosted its holdings in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 1.8% in the first quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 335,350 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $3,957,000 after buying an additional 5,979 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 0.6% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,851,640 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $33,649,000 after buying an additional 16,809 shares during the period. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its holdings in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 106.3% in the first quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 33,580 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $396,000 after buying an additional 17,300 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 33.38% of the company’s stock.

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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