1-800 FLOWERS.COM (FLWS) Given News Impact Rating of 0.13

Media coverage about 1-800 FLOWERS.COM (NASDAQ:FLWS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. 1-800 FLOWERS.COM earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.2214122340644 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

1-800 FLOWERS.COM (FLWS) traded down 4.10% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $9.35. 163,694 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $606.61 million, a PE ratio of 14.38 and a beta of 1.61. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $9.65 and a 200 day moving average of $9.74. 1-800 FLOWERS.COM has a 1-year low of $7.80 and a 1-year high of $11.40.

1-800 FLOWERS.COM (NASDAQ:FLWS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 24th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.11) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.09) by ($0.02). 1-800 FLOWERS.COM had a net margin of 3.69% and a return on equity of 10.76%. The business had revenue of $239.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $245.38 million. During the same period last year, the business earned ($0.14) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that 1-800 FLOWERS.COM will post $0.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

1-800 FLOWERS.COM declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, September 6th that permits the company to repurchase $15.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the specialty retailer to purchase up to 2.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on FLWS. FBR & Co set a $13.00 target price on shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. BidaskClub lowered shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. DA Davidson restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $9.00 target price (down previously from $11.00) on shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM in a report on Monday, August 28th. Benchmark Co. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 target price on shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $12.17.

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About 1-800 FLOWERS.COM

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc is a provider of gourmet food and floral gifts for all occasions. The Company offers gifts for every occasion, including fresh flowers and a selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, candles, balloons and stuffed animals. The Company operates through three business segments: Consumer Floral, Gourmet Food and Gift Baskets, and BloomNet Wire Service.

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