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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- FTD  (FTD) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from Hold to Sell with a ratings score of D.  TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

TheStreet Ratings team rates FTD COMPANIES INC as a Sell with a ratings score of D. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate FTD COMPANIES INC (FTD) a SELL. This is driven by multiple weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • In its most recent trading session, FTD has closed at a price level that was not very different from its closing price of one year earlier. This is probably due to its weak earnings growth as well as other mixed factors. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • Despite currently having a low debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51, it is higher than that of the industry average, inferring that management of debt levels may need to be evaluated further.
  • 38.46% is the gross profit margin for FTD COMPANIES INC which we consider to be strong. Regardless of FTD's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 2.46% trails the industry average.
  • Compared to other companies in the Internet & Catalog Retail industry and the overall market, FTD COMPANIES INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: FTD Ratings Report