If you don't have time to pick them up yourself, you can order flowers from 1-800-Flowers.com Inc. (FLWS). The comany is the largest publicly traded company of flowers, plus sells cookies, cakes, candy, wines, gift baskets, and other gifts for your valentine. The stock trades at 13.5 times both trailing and forward earnings. Earnings for the latest quarter were up 34.4% on a revenue rise of 2.6%.
chocolate. The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. (RMCF), based in Durango, Colorado creates and sells various types of chocolate candy including caramels, creams, mints, and truffles. The company was founded in 1981, has over 300 franchise locations. The trailing price to earnings ratio is 18.5. Unfortunately, earnings tanked 54% for the latest reported quarter. Rocky Mountain pays a very generous dividend yield of 4.7%.
What valentine doesn't like jewelry. Tiffany (TIF), founded in 1837, is one of the top jewelry companies in the world, with more than 60 U.S. stores and numerous international locations. Something like a Platinum Pear Cut Emerald And Round Diamond Pendant would make a nice gift (price is only $120,443). The stock trades at 16.2 times trailing earnings, and 15.9 times forward earnings. This stock also pays a dividend, with 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 trades at 15.5 times trailing earnings, and pays a decent yield of 3.0%.
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Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.