Have you done your shopping yet? Tomorrow, Saturday, February 14 is Valentine's Day. The companies that should benefit from this day include those that sell chocolate, jewelry, flowers, greeting cards, and gift wrap.
I1-800-Flowers.com Inc. (FLWS) is the largest publicly traded vendor of flowers. In addition, the company markets cookies, cakes, candy, wines, gift baskets, and other gifts. The stock trades at 16 times trailing earnings and 23 times forward earnings.
How about chocolate for your valentine?. The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. (RMCF), based in Durango, Colorado produces chocolate candy including caramels, creams, mints, and truffles. It was founded in 1981and has more than 300 franchise locations in most states, and foreign countries. The trailing price to earnings ratio is 23, and pays a very delicious dividend yield of 3.4%.
Of course, there is jewelry. A 16.9 Ct Fancy Yellow Diamond Tennis Bracelet with 18k Yellow Gold would be nice at $54,700. Tiffany (TIF), founded in 1837, is one of the major jewelry retailers in the world, with more than 60 U.S. stores and many international locations. The stock trades at 63 times trailing earnings, and 20 times forward earnings. This stock also pays a yield of 1.7%.
CSS Industries Inc. (CSS) markets gift wrap, gift bags, boxed greeting cards, gift tags, tissue paper, decorations, and decorative ribbons and bows. The stock trades at 16 times trailing earnings, and pays a decent yield of 2.5%.
For more companies that could benefit from the Valentine Day, such as candy and chocolate stocks, check out the free lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, which can be downloaded, sorted, and updated.
Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.