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by Fred Fuld III
There are just a few days left to do your shopping for Valentine’s Day. A Valentines stock would make a great gift, such as those that sell chocolate, jewelry, greeting cards, and gift wrap.
The perfect gift stock used to be the stock that makes the stuff that gifts come in. CSS Industries Inc. (CSS) markets gift wrap, gift bags, boxed greeting cards, gift tags, tissue paper, decorations, and decorative ribbons and bows. Unfortunately for investors, the company is in the process of the being taken over by IG Design Group, a UK based company that trades on the London Stock Exchange. However, there are other stocks you can choose from.
Flowers make a great Valentines Day gift. 1-800-Flowers.com Inc. (FLWS) is the largest publicly traded marketer flowers. In addition, it also sells cakes, cookies, candy, wines, and gift baskets. The stock trades at 25 times trailing earnings, 24.8 times forward earnings, and a price to sales ratio of 0.83.
Almost every valentine likes chocolate. The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. (RMCF), based in Durango, Colorado makes and markets many types of chocolate candy including caramels, creams, mints, and truffles. The company was founded in 1981, and has over 300 franchise locations. The price to earnings ratio is 27. Rocky Mountain pays a very delicious dividend yield of 5.7%.
What valentine doesn’t like jewelry? Something like a Vintage Inspired Round Ruby Pendant with Diamond Halo in 14K White & Yellow Gold (8mm Ruby) would make a nice gift. The price is only $37,709 and is available through Amazon (AMZN).
Tiffany (TIF), founded in 1837, is one of the largest jewelry companies in the world, with over 60 U.S. stores and numerous international locations. The stock trades at 26.7 times forward earnings. This stock also pays a dividend, with a yield of 1.7%.
For more stocks that could increase sales from the Valentine experience, such as candy and chocolate stocks, check out the free lists here at WSTNN.com.
Happy Valentines Day!!!
Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.
MAKES A GREAT GIFT!!!