BidaskClub cut shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

A number of other analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Monday, August 27th. Noble Financial restated a hold rating on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a report on Tuesday, August 28th. Benchmark restated a buy rating and set a $16.00 price objective (up previously from $14.00) on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a report on Wednesday, August 22nd. Finally, Northcoast Research restated a neutral rating on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a report on Wednesday, August 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $13.25.

NASDAQ FLWS opened at $11.07 on Tuesday. 1-800-Flowers.Com has a 52-week low of $8.85 and a 52-week 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. The stock has a market cap of $762.16 million, a P/E ratio of 24.95, a P/E/G ratio of 2.85 and a beta of 1.07.

1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 23rd. The specialty retailer reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates 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 business had revenue of $229.93 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $227.57 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.11) earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that 1-800-Flowers.Com will post 0.41 EPS for the current year.

In other 1-800-Flowers.Com news, CEO Christopher G. Mccann sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.91, for a total transaction of $163,650.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 939,828 shares in the company, valued at $10,253,523.48. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders have sold 76,250 shares of company stock valued at $978,438 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 61.39% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of FLWS. Sei Investments Co. boosted its position in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 84.6% during the first quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 550,115 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $6,492,000 after purchasing an additional 252,148 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC bought a new position in 1-800-Flowers.Com during the second quarter worth about $1,966,000. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 6.8% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,846,015 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $23,168,000 after purchasing an additional 118,144 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 9.4% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 366,945 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,605,000 after purchasing an additional 31,595 shares during the period. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 159.1% during the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 37,213 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $440,000 after purchasing an additional 22,853 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 33.38% of the company’s stock.

1-800-Flowers.Com Company Profile

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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