Analysts predict that 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS) will announce earnings per share of ($0.18) for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have provided estimates for 1-800-Flowers.Com’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.17) and the lowest estimate coming in at ($0.18). 1-800-Flowers.Com reported earnings per share of ($0.14) in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 28.6%. The company is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, May 2nd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that 1-800-Flowers.Com will report full year earnings of $0.45 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.43 to $0.47. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of $0.51 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.46 to $0.55. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for 1-800-Flowers.Com.

1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, January 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.01. The firm earned $554.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $569.52 million. 1-800-Flowers.Com had a return on equity of 12.14% and a net margin of 2.27%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.92 earnings per share.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on FLWS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd. Wunderlich restated a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a research note on Tuesday, January 31st. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target (down previously from $12.50) on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a research note on Wednesday, February 1st. Benchmark Co. restated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a research note on Monday, March 20th. Finally, Noble Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a research note on Friday, April 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $13.08.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,377,560 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $25,440,000 after buying an additional 46,993 shares during the period. Peregrine Capital Management LLC raised its stake in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 19.5% in the first quarter. Peregrine Capital Management LLC now owns 1,006,348 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $10,214,000 after buying an additional 163,937 shares during the last quarter. Northpointe Capital LLC raised its stake in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 92.8% in the third quarter. Northpointe Capital LLC now owns 924,155 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $8,475,000 after buying an additional 444,923 shares during the last quarter. Beddow Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 4.4% in the third quarter. Beddow Capital Management Inc. now owns 804,675 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $7,379,000 after buying an additional 34,200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 76.0% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 687,207 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $6,302,000 after buying an additional 296,774 shares during the last quarter. 33.70% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) opened at 10.25 on Friday. 1-800-Flowers.Com has a one year low of $7.19 and a one year high of $11.40. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $10.02 and a 200 day moving average of $10.06. The stock has a market capitalization of $672.08 million, a PE ratio of 25.37 and a beta of 1.46.

1-800-Flowers.Com Company Profile

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc is a provider of gourmet food and floral gifts for all occasions. The Company offers gifts for every occasion, including fresh flowers and a selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, candles, balloons and stuffed animals. The Company operates through three business segments: Consumer Floral, Gourmet Food and Gift Baskets, and BloomNet Wire Service.

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