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  • Wedding Stocks May Benefit from Same-Sex Wedding Ruling

    By Stephanie Faris - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: FLWS, SIG, XOXO

    Eleven states now allow same-sex marriages, and that number is expected to grow over the next few years. A recent Supreme Court ruling in California has overturned the ban on same-sex marriages and has served to echo a growing acceptance. In fact, a recent poll conducted by the USA Today found that 55% of those surveyed believe same-sex marriages should be legally recognized.

    UCLA estimates 37,000 same-sex couples in more »

  • The Art Of Selling Love

    By Reuben Brewer - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: FLWS, NILE, IACI

    Love is a vague concept, but one that most people find vital to their lives. Some companies have found a way to capitalize on the desire to love, be loved, and to express love. Investors looking for purveyors of love should take a look at IAC Interactive (NASDAQ: IACI), Blue Nile (NASDAQ: NILE), and 1-800-Flowers.com (NASDAQ: FLWS).

    The Lure of Love

    Every holiday season, consumers are prodded to give more »

  • Likely a Profitable Spin-Off Later This Year

    By Mike Thiessen - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: FLWS, KR, UNTD

    Although it made an initial announcement of the deal back in the third quarter of 2012, a number of operational hurdles have forced United Online (NASDAQ: UNTD) to delay the closing of its much-anticipated FTD spin-off until the end of the third quarter of 2013. This delay is due largely to weak performance in other areas of the company's portfolio as well as standard logistical obstacles that afflict many more »

  • Likely A Profitable Spin-Off Later This Year

    By Mike Thiessen - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: FLWS, KR, UNTD

    Although it made an initial announcement of the deal back in the third quarter of 2012, a number of operational hurdles have forced United Online (NASDAQ: UNTD) to delay the closing of its much-anticipated FTD spin-off until the end of the third quarter of 2013. This delay is due largely to weak performance in other areas of the company's portfolio as well as standard logistical obstacles that afflict many more »

  • Chocolate, Not Diamonds Are Forever

    By Michael Carter - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: FLWS, AM.DL, HSY, TIF

    Valentine’s Day has recently passed and the staple gifts like chocolates, flowers, jewelry, and cards were purchased in extremely large quantities around the world.  Average annual Valentine’s Day spending in fact is now over $13 billion annually.  Imagine how much junk food, soon-to-be dead plants, unworn necklaces and bracelets, and recycled paper that much money can buy.  Actually don’t.  Instead realize that no matter how many commercials more »

  • These Stocks Will Last Beyond February 14

    By Kyle Vaughan - February 19, 2013 | Tickers: FLWS, HSY, TIF

    Valentine's Day seems to be a divided holiday between those who love to spoil their significant others and those who feel it's become completely commercialized. Bottom line is that the day should be about love of any kind, such as the Motley Fool's love of providing investing advice. My passion is analyzing consumer markets, extracting vital information for readers, and make investing a bit simpler for everyone more »

  • 5 Valentine’s Day Value Stocks – Revisited

    By Evan Buck - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: FLWS, AM.DL, EAT, LTD, ZLC

    Valentine’s Day is the time we celebrate the relationships held near and dear to our hearts and is the traditional holiday of love.  One way that many people choose to express their love is through buying treats, flowers, jewelry, and assorted gifts for their special someone.

    In a strictly business context, Valentine’s Day provides a large boom for companies who specialize in the aforementioned sectors.  Fellow Motley Fool writer Arthur Pinkasovitch, writing on Valentine’s Day 2012, recommended “5 Valentine’s Day Value Stocks” for the investor looking for a way to profit off of Valentine’s Day industry.  Are these five companies delivering on the other 364 days of the year, or are they simply “one-dimensional” stocks?  One year later, as we near Valentine’s Day 2013, let’s take a step back and examine these five companies and how they fared.

  • Monster.com Founder Has a Monstrous New Scheme

    By sylvia kronstadt - August 9, 2012 | Tickers: FLWS, MWW, NWSA | Editor's Choice

    Tributes.com has devised an ingenious strategy in the battle to dominate the obituary market. It is now using the Social Security Death Index as an "aggregator," to create online obituary pages for everyone who dies, without informing or getting permission from their families, and then trying to turn each one into a lucrative "gathering place" for grievers. It aspires to provide "one centralized national web destination" for all death notices.

  • Get Your Bennies!

    By Angelique Andrae - March 27, 2012 | Tickers: FLWS, BWLD, ZIP.DL2

    If you're not taking advantage of your employee benefits, you could be leaving a lot of money on the table!

  • 5 Valentine’s Day Value Stocks

    By Arthur Pinkasovitch - February 14, 2012 | Tickers: FLWS, AM.DL, EAT, LTD, ZLC

    Many years ago, when I was a college student, I used to work at Godiva. Although I had to learn the difference between generic chocolate bars and gourmet chocolate treats, a valuable lesson indeed, one of the most important investment lessons that I discovered was the power of seasonality. Although the Godiva location where I was employed was in a busy mall with constant traffic, most of the business we more »

  • Valentine's Day Special: A 7.2 Percent Dividend You'll Love

    By Paula Pant - February 13, 2012 | Tickers: FLWS, UNTD

    Valentine's Day has come and gone, but the battle for market share in the flower-delivery business remains. Let’s compare two of the largest floral delivery companies to see which one is the better buy.

    The First Contender: 1-800-Flowers.com (NASDAQ: FLWS)

    It’s obvious by the name that this business has been around since long before the Internet. Launched in the 1980’s, 1-800-Flowers held a $7 million more »

  • Valentine's Bloom: Sweet Smell of Profits and PR

    By Jane Genova - February 13, 2012 | Tickers: FLWS, AMZN, DFS, KR, WMT

    A mashup of classic romantic symbolism and a recovering economy, flower sales this Valentine will total $1.8 billion, up from $1.7 billion in 2011 and $1.6 billion in 2010, reports the National Retail Federation. New forms of competition such as Edible Arrangements International, which provides candy-covered fruits, haven’t yet undermined this conventional expression of love. What to watch in the floral industry are the emerging business more »