Valentines Day Stocks

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You have about a week left to do your shopping for Valentine’s Day..Instead of the usual flowers and candy, you may want to consider giving your sweetheart a stock, a Valentines stock. Several companies should benefit from V Day, including those that sell chocolate, jewelry, greeting cards, and gift wrap.

Flowers are a popular give and can be ordered from 1-800-Flowers.com Inc. (FLWS). The comany is the largest publicly traded company of flowers, plus it markets cakes, cookies, candy, wines, gift baskets, and other gifts for your valentine. The stock trades at 17.1 times forward earnings, and a price to sales ratio of 0.64.

red rose All valentines enjoy the gift of 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 forward price to earnings ratio is 11.4. Rocky Mountain pays a very generous dividend yield of 4.38%.

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What valentine doesn’t like jewelry. 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. 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 23.8 times forward earnings. This stock also pays a dividend, with a decent yield of 1.89%.

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 15.3 times forward earnings, and pays a generous yield of 3.22%.
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 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. The lists can be downloaded, sorted, and updated.

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

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