TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC cut its position in 1-800 FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLWS) by 1.5% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 165,699 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 2,600 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC’s holdings in 1-800 FLOWERS.COM were worth $1,690,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of FLWS. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in 1-800 FLOWERS.COM by 67.1% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 9,785 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $100,000 after buying an additional 3,929 shares in the last quarter. Alambic Investment Management L.P. bought a new position in 1-800 FLOWERS.COM during the first quarter worth about $104,000. Nine Chapters Capital Management LLC boosted its position in 1-800 FLOWERS.COM by 9.6% in the first quarter. Nine Chapters Capital Management LLC now owns 12,600 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $129,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares in the last quarter. Karp Capital Management Corp bought a new position in 1-800 FLOWERS.COM during the first quarter worth about $130,000. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new position in 1-800 FLOWERS.COM during the fourth quarter worth about $154,000. 33.52% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (FLWS) opened at 9.10 on Thursday. 1-800 FLOWERS.COM, Inc. has a 1-year low of $8.06 and a 1-year high of $11.40. The firm has a market cap of $594.55 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.40 and a beta of 1.58. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $9.62 and a 200-day moving average of $9.96.

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A number of research firms have issued reports on FLWS. DA Davidson began coverage on shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $11.00 price target for the company. Northcoast Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 price target (up previously from $12.00) on shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. FBR & Co began coverage on shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $13.00 price target for the company. Noble Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM in a report on Friday, April 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $12.69.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for 1-800 FLOWERS.COM (NASDAQ:FLWS)

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