Trade-Ideas LLC identified

1-800 Flowers.com

(

FLWS

) as a weak on high relative volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified 1-800 Flowers.com as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • FLWS has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $2.6 million.
  • FLWS has traded 523,197 shares today.
  • FLWS is trading at 10.73 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • FLWS is trading at a new low 12.19% below yesterday's close.

'Weak on High Relative Volume' stocks are worth watching because major volume moves tend to indicate underlying activity such as material stock news, analyst downgrades, insider selling, selling from 'superinvestors,' or that hedge funds and traders are piling out of a stock ahead of a catalyst. Regardless of the impetus behind the price and volume action, when a stock moves with strength and volume it can indicate the start of a new trend on which early investors can capitalize (or avoid losses by trimming weak positions). In the event of a well-timed trading opportunity, combining technical indicators with fundamental trends and a disciplined trading methodology should help you take the first steps towards investment success.

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More details on FLWS:

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. operates a florist and gift shop in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Consumer Floral, Gourmet Food and Gift Baskets, and BloomNet Wire Service. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate 1-800 Flowers.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for 1-800 Flowers.com has been 358,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. 1-800 Flowers.com has a market cap of $266.8 million and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. The stock has a beta of 2.20 and a short float of 23.8% with 13.05 days to cover. Shares are up 16.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates 1-800 Flowers.com as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • Compared to its closing price of one year ago, FLWS's share price has jumped by 84.57%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, FLWS should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 33.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 29.3%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Internet & Catalog Retail industry and the overall market, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • 41.46% is the gross profit margin for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of -4.51% trails the industry average.

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