by Fred Fuld III
There are just a couple days left to shop for Valentine’s Day. Why not give your loved one a Valentines stock, instead of one of the typical ones. The Valentines stocks include those that sell chocolate, jewelry, greeting cards, and gift wrap.
Here is a stock that is not very well know but very gift oriented. 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 7.8 times forward earnings, and pays a generous forward dividend yield of about 10%.
Flowers are always popular. 1-800-Flowers.com Inc. (FLWS) is the largest publicly traded company of flowers, plus it markets cakes, cookies, candy, wines, gift baskets, and other goodies for your valentine. The stock trades at 45.9 times forward earnings, and a price to sales ratio of 0.93.
What valentine doesn’t like jewelry? Something like a Platinum Pear Cut Emerald And Round Diamond Pendant would make a nice gift. The price is only $120,443 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 16.8 times forward earnings. This stock also pays a dividend, with a decent yield of 2.5%.
Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.