Saturday, April 27, 2013

Buy Your Mother Some Mother's Day Stocks

Mother's Day is in a couple weeks. Have you shopped for your mother yet? Here's an idea; buy your mother some stocks of companies that benefit from Mother's Day, including those that sell chocolate, flowers, and jewelry, along with greeting cards and gift wrap. Investors looking for stocks that might be participating in the Mother's Day buying frenzy can find some ideas on the chocolate and candy stock list at

Other Mother's Day related companies include Inc. (FLWS), which is the the largest publicly traded flower seller, and also sells plants, gourmet foods, cookies, cakes, candies, wine, gift baskets, and other gifts. Did you notice this stock was up over 3% on Friday? The stock has a trailing price to earnings ratio of 28.9 and a forward PE ratio of 20.9. Revenues for the latest quarter were up 5.5%, yet earnings dropped 3.8%. The company will have its next earnings announcement, Tuesday, April 30.

American Greetings Corp. (AM), founded in 1906 and based in Cleveland, Ohio, is the largest publicly-traded greeting card company in the world. The stock has a forward PE of 8, and a yield of 2.5%.

CSS Industries Inc. (CSS) markets gift wrap, gift bags, boxed greeting cards, gift tags, tissue paper, decorations, and decorative ribbons and bows. The stock has a forward PE of 18.7, and a decent yield of 2.2%.

Hershey (HSY), founded in 1894, is the largest manufacturer of chocolate in North America and one of the largest chocolate and candy companies in the world. Did you know that Hershey's Kisses were invented in 1901 and Hershey chocolate chips were introduced in 1928? The stock trades at 21.8 times forward earnings and sports a favorable yield of 1.9%.

Another chocolate company is Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. (RMCF), based in Durango, Colorado, which makes and markets caramels, creams, mints, and truffles. The company, which was founded in 1981, has over 300 franchise locations in 40 states, along with Canada and the United Arab Emirates. The forward price to earnings ratio is 13.7, and the company pays a great CD beating yield of 3.6%.

If you like interesting lists like this, such as the candy stock list, you should check out the various free stock databases, at

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.


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