1-800-Flowers.Com Inc (FLWS) Stake Lowered by Beddow Capital Management Inc.
Beddow Capital Management Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS) by 7.0% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 543,634 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 40,802 shares during the period. 1-800-Flowers.Com accounts for approximately 3.6% of Beddow Capital Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 10th biggest position. Beddow Capital Management Inc. owned 0.85% of 1-800-Flowers.Com worth $6,649,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in FLWS. Penserra Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 20.2% in the 3rd quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 1,362,117 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $16,072,000 after purchasing an additional 229,140 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC bought a new position in 1-800-Flowers.Com in the 2nd quarter worth about $1,966,000. Peregrine Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 25.8% in the 4th quarter. Peregrine Capital Management LLC now owns 671,387 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $8,211,000 after purchasing an additional 137,881 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 6.8% in the 2nd 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 in the last quarter. Finally, AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in 1-800-Flowers.Com by 8.9% in the 3rd quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 1,147,890 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $13,545,000 after purchasing an additional 93,520 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 34.26% of the company’s stock.
In other news, Director Leonard J. Elmore sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.10, for a total transaction of $85,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 47,791 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $817,226.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Christopher G. Mccann sold 12,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.30, for a total transaction of $153,750.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 869,237 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,691,615.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 169,500 shares of company stock worth $2,179,435 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 64.42% of the company’s stock.
FLWS opened at $16.91 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 2.13, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30. The stock has a market cap of $1.09 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.43, a P/E/G ratio of 3.71 and a beta of 1.27. 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc has a 52-week low of $10.01 and a 52-week high of $17.54.
1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, January 31st. The specialty retailer reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $571.32 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $554.50 million. 1-800-Flowers.Com had a net margin of 2.86% and a return on equity of 11.34%. As a group, analysts expect that 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc will post 0.46 EPS for the current year.
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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