Equities research analysts forecast that 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS) will post earnings of ($0.29) per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for 1-800-Flowers.Com’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is ($0.27) and the lowest is ($0.31). 1-800-Flowers.Com posted earnings per share of ($0.20) in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 45%. The business is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Tuesday, October 30th.

On average, analysts expect that 1-800-Flowers.Com will report full-year earnings of $0.41 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.40 to $0.43. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $0.48 per share. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover 1-800-Flowers.Com.

1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 23rd. The specialty retailer reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.01. 1-800-Flowers.Com had a return on equity of 9.56% and a net margin of 3.54%. The firm had revenue of $229.93 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $227.57 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.11) EPS. The business’s revenue was down 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on FLWS. BidaskClub lowered 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 24th. Benchmark reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price (up from $14.00) on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a research report on Wednesday, August 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, September 3rd. Northcoast Research reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th. Finally, Noble Financial reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in a research report on Tuesday, August 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. 1-800-Flowers.Com presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.25.

In related news, CEO Christopher G. Mccann sold 15,000 shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.81, for a total value of $192,150.00. Following the completion of 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 available at this hyperlink. In the last three months, insiders sold 76,250 shares of company stock valued at $1,004,538. 53.17% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its holdings in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 2.8% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 210,411 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $2,641,000 after acquiring an additional 5,740 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its holdings in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 126,067 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,582,000 after acquiring an additional 3,564 shares during the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC purchased a new stake in 1-800-Flowers.Com in the 2nd quarter worth about $1,966,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its holdings in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 97.9% in the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 9,159 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $114,000 after acquiring an additional 4,531 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in 1-800-Flowers.Com in the 2nd quarter worth about $132,000. 33.37% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com stock traded up $0.10 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $11.60. 108,800 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 182,010. 1-800-Flowers.Com has a 12-month low of $8.85 and a 12-month high of $15.00. The firm has a market cap of $745.39 million, a PE ratio of 26.36, a P/E/G ratio of 2.79 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 2.35 and a quick ratio of 1.77.

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 Food and 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, and plush stuffed animals.

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