Insider Selling: 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS) Director Sells 5,363 Shares of Stock

1-800-Flowers.Com Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS) Director Eugene F. Demark sold 5,363 shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.02, for a total value of $69,826.26. Following the transaction, the director now owns 26,372 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $343,363.44. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com stock traded up $0.35 on Friday, reaching $13.61. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 10,493 shares, compared to its average volume of 368,209. The company has a market capitalization of $844.82 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.18 and a beta of 1.49. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $13.18 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $16.24. 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc has a 52 week low of $10.84 and a 52 week high of $21.77. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 1.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48.

1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 31st. The specialty retailer reported ($0.24) EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.28) by $0.04. The business had revenue of $187.26 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $181.27 million. 1-800-Flowers.Com had a return on equity of 10.68% and a net margin of 2.90%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 10.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($0.27) EPS. As a group, research analysts predict that 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc will post 0.58 EPS for the current year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Alberta Investment Management Corp bought a new stake in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com in the second quarter worth $846,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. grew its holdings in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 9.6% in the third quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 9,520 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $141,000 after acquiring an additional 835 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 24.0% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,485,784 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $28,052,000 after acquiring an additional 287,913 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. grew its holdings in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 70.5% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 760,839 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $14,365,000 after acquiring an additional 314,485 shares during the period. Finally, Citadel Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 98.0% in the second quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 370,890 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $7,003,000 after acquiring an additional 183,535 shares during the period. 39.07% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of analysts have commented on the company. Noble Financial set a $25.00 target price on 1-800-Flowers.Com and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 1st. ValuEngine raised 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 3rd. BidaskClub lowered 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 6th. DA Davidson set a $25.00 target price on 1-800-Flowers.Com and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. 1-800-Flowers.Com presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $23.67.

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 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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