Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. Lowers Holdings in 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc (FLWS)

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Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. decreased its position in 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS) by 11.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 41,732 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 5,485 shares during the period. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. owned about 0.07% of 1-800-Flowers.Com worth $761,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its stake in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 39.3% during the fourth quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 5,338 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $65,000 after acquiring an additional 1,506 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 686.0% during the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 5,549 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $101,000 after acquiring an additional 4,843 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com during the first quarter valued at $102,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY boosted its stake in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com by 395.2% during the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 8,978 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $110,000 after acquiring an additional 7,165 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bailard Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of 1-800-Flowers.Com during the fourth quarter valued at $149,000. 31.34% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In related news, CEO Christopher G. Mccann sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.04, for a total transaction of $501,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 943,328 shares in the company, valued at $18,904,293.12. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders have sold 175,000 shares of company stock worth $3,215,000 over the last quarter. 64.42% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of research firms recently commented on FLWS. BidaskClub lowered 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research raised 1-800-Flowers.Com from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, May 2nd. Craig Hallum increased their price objective on 1-800-Flowers.Com from $26.00 to $20.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 1st. Benchmark increased their price objective on 1-800-Flowers.Com from $18.00 to $27.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 1st. Finally, DA Davidson increased their price objective on 1-800-Flowers.Com to $18.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, February 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. 1-800-Flowers.Com has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $21.65.

NASDAQ FLWS opened at $18.89 on Tuesday. 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc has a twelve month low of $10.01 and a twelve month high of $21.77. The stock has a market cap of $1.25 billion, a P/E ratio of 42.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.91 and a beta of 1.35. The company has a current ratio of 1.92, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24.

1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, April 30th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.18) by $0.05. 1-800-Flowers.Com had a return on equity of 11.01% and a net margin of 2.86%. The firm had revenue of $248.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $243.12 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.15) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc will post 0.5 EPS for the current year.

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1-800-Flowers.Com Company Profile

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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