1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLWS)up 1.52%: This is what analysts are now forecasting

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLWS) price on Thursday, Dec 24, rose 1.52% above its previous day’s close as an upside momentum from buyers pushed the stock’s value to $26.04.

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A look at the stock’s price movement, the close during the last trading session was $25.65, moving within a range at $25.72 and $26.44. The beta value (5-Year monthly) is 1.67 while the PE ratio in trailing twelve months stood at 27.07. Turning to its 52-week performance, $32.78 and $11.15 were the 52-week high and 52-week low respectively. Overall, FLWS moved 11.52% over the past month.

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.’s market cap currently stands at around $1.67 Billion, with investors looking forward to this quarter’s earnings report slated for Jan 28, 2021- Feb 01, 2021. The company has a Forward Dividend ratio of 0, with its dividend yield at 0%. As such, investors might be keen on a downside in the stock’s price ahead of the scheduled earnings report. Analysts project the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $1.38, which has seen fiscal year 2020 EPS growth forecast to increase to $1.29 and about $1.4 for fiscal year 2021. Per the data, EPS growth is expected to be 0.36% for 2020 and 0.09% for the next financial year.

Turning to the stock’s technical picture we see that short term indicators suggest on average that FLWS is a 50% Buy. On the other hand, the stock is on average a Hold as suggested by medium term indicators while long term indicators are putting the stock in 100% Buy category.

7 analyst(s) have given their forecast ratings for the stock on a scale of 1.00-5.00 for a strong buy to strong sell recommendation. A total of 1 analyst(s) rate the stock as a Hold, 6 recommend FLWS as a Buy and none give it an Outperform rating. Meanwhile, none analyst(s) rate the stock as Underperform and none say it is a Sell. As such, the average rating for the stock is Buy which could provide an opportunity for investors keen on increasing their holdings of the company’s stock.

The technical evaluation for the stock shows the PEG ratio is 1.35, with FLWS’s current price about 8.11% and 10.24% off the 20-day and 50-day simple moving averages respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently prints 63.13, while 7-day volatility ratio is 3.82% and 4.26% in the 30-day chart. Further, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (FLWS) has a beta value of 1.67, and an average true range (ATR) of 1.04. Analysts have given the company’s stock an average 52-week price target of $35.43, forecast between a low of $24 and high of $40. Looking at the price targets, the low is -7.83% off current price level while to achieve the yearly target high price needs to move +53.61%. Nonetheless, investors will most likely welcome a +42.09% jump to $37 that is the analysts’ median price.

In the market, a comparison of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (FLWS) and its peers suggest the former has performed considerably better. Data shows FLWS’s intraday price has changed +1.52% today and +84.03% over the past year. Comparatively, Insight Enterpr (NSIT) has moved -0.52% on the day and only +5.36% in the past 12 months. Looking at another peer, we see that Nautilus Group (NLS) price has dipped -1.23% on the day. However, the stock is 1149.7% off its price today a year ago. Moreover, Wayside Technology (WSTG) is also up 1.52% in today trading while keeping an uptrend of 84.03% over the past year. If we look at the PE ratio, we find that 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.’s ratio stands at 27.07 compared to Insight Enterpr’s 16.49 and Nautilus Group’s 18.27. Elsewhere, the overall performance for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial shows that the indexes are up 0.35% and 0.23% respectively on the day as seen in early trades.

If we refocus on 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLWS), historical trading data shows that trading volumes averaged 764.85 Million over the past 10 days and 911.67 Million over the past 3 months. The company’s latest data on shares outstanding shows there are 36.29 Million shares.

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As per Thomson Reuters, 30.68% of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.’s shares are in the hands of company insiders while institutional holders own 93.02% of the company’s shares. Also important is the data on short interest which shows that short shares stood at 6.54 Million on November 29, 2020, giving us a short ratio of 5.89. The data shows that as of November 29, 2020 short interest in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (FLWS) stood at 10.12% of shares outstanding, with shares short dropping from 7.8 Million registered in October. Current price change has pushed the stock +79.59% YTD, which shows the potential for further growth is there. It is this reason that could see investor optimism for the FLWS stock continues to rise going into the next quarter.

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