Teachers Advisors LLC raised its position in FTD Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTD) by 1.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 57,228 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,086 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC owned 0.21% of FTD Companies worth $1,153,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in FTD. Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its position in FTD Companies by 14.9% in the first quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 1,344,539 shares of the company’s stock worth $27,079,000 after buying an additional 174,370 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its position in FTD Companies by 5.6% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 275,465 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,548,000 after buying an additional 14,710 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in FTD Companies by 1.0% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 231,320 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,658,000 after buying an additional 2,356 shares during the period. Olstein Capital Management L.P. raised its position in FTD Companies by 21.4% in the first quarter. Olstein Capital Management L.P. now owns 163,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,293,000 after buying an additional 28,801 shares during the period. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its position in FTD Companies by 3.6% in the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 130,352 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,625,000 after buying an additional 4,583 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 58.83% of the company’s stock.

FTD Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ FTD) traded up 0.08% on Wednesday, hitting $13.28. The stock had a trading volume of 25,101 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $17.27 and a 200-day moving average of $19.64. FTD Companies, Inc. has a one year low of $12.35 and a one year high of $26.19. The company’s market cap is $365.78 million.

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A number of research firms recently weighed in on FTD. DA Davidson lowered shares of FTD Companies from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $23.00 to $17.00 in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub downgraded FTD Companies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. ValuEngine downgraded FTD Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded FTD Companies from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.67.

About FTD Companies

FTD Companies, Inc (FTD) is a floral and gifting company. The Company operates through four segments: Consumer, Florist, International and Provide Commerce. Through its Consumer segment, FTD is a direct marketer of floral and gift products for consumers, primarily in the United States and Canada. Through its Florist segment, the Company is a provider of products and services to its floral network members, which include traditional retail florists and other non-florist retail locations, primarily in the United States and Canada.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for FTD Companies (NASDAQ:FTD)

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