NYSE:FLO - Flowers Foods Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$20.63 +0.32 (+1.58 %)
(As of 08/19/2018 03:46 PM ET)
Previous Close$20.63
Today's Range$20.1401 - $20.72
52-Week Range$17.21 - $22.82
Volume810,282 shs
Average Volume1.33 million shs
Market Capitalization$4.08 billion
P/E Ratio23.18
Dividend Yield3.56%
Beta0.6
Flowers Foods logoFlowers Foods, Inc. produces and markets bakery products in the United States. It operates through two segments, Direct-Store-Delivery (DSD) and Warehouse Delivery. The DSD segment produces and markets fresh breads, buns, rolls, tortillas, and snack cakes. This segment offers its products primarily under the Nature's Own, Wonder, Cobblestone Bread Company, Tastykake, and Dave's Killer Bread brand names. It operates 39 bakeries, as well as sells its products through a network of independent distributors to retail and foodservice customers. The Warehouse Delivery segment produces snack cakes, frozen breads, and rolls for national retail, foodservice, vending, and co-pack customers through a network of warehouse channels. This segment markets its products under the Mrs. Freshley's, Alpine Valley Bread, and European Bakers brand names. It also sells products under franchised and licensed trademarks and trade names, such as Sunbeam, Bunny, and Sara Lee. The company was formerly known as Flowers Industries and changed its name to Flowers Foods, Inc. in 2001. Flowers Foods, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Thomasville, Georgia.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Food & kindred products
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
SectorConsumer Staples
SymbolNYSE:FLO
CUSIP34349810
Phone229-226-9110

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.63
Current Ratio1.39
Quick Ratio1.11

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio23.18
Forward P/E Ratio20.23
P/E Growth2.1

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.92 billion
Price / Sales1.11
Cash Flow$1.6979 per share
Price / Cash12.15
Book Value$5.97 per share
Price / Book3.46

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.89
Net Income$150.12 million
Net Margins3.58%
Return on Equity15.85%
Return on Assets7.43%

Miscellaneous

Employees9,800
Outstanding Shares210,880,000
Market Cap$4.08 billion

Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Flowers Foods' stock symbol?

Flowers Foods trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "FLO."

How often does Flowers Foods pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Flowers Foods?

Flowers Foods declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 24th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 7th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share on Thursday, June 21st. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.49%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 6th. This is a positive change from Flowers Foods's previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. View Flowers Foods' Dividend History.

How were Flowers Foods' earnings last quarter?

Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 8th. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.02. The business earned $941.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $936.16 million. Flowers Foods had a net margin of 3.58% and a return on equity of 15.85%. Flowers Foods's quarterly revenue was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.24 EPS. View Flowers Foods' Earnings History.

When is Flowers Foods' next earnings date?

Flowers Foods is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 14th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Flowers Foods.

What guidance has Flowers Foods issued on next quarter's earnings?

Flowers Foods updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 8th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.00-1.07 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.07. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.92-3.98 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.96 billion.

What price target have analysts set for FLO?

11 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Flowers Foods' shares. Their predictions range from $19.00 to $25.00. On average, they expect Flowers Foods' stock price to reach $21.6667 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Flowers Foods.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Flowers Foods?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Flowers Foods in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Flowers Foods.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Flowers Foods stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Flowers Foods stock:
  • 1. Jefferies Financial Group Inc analysts commented, "2Q operating results missed our/Street estimates by 17% & 16%, respectively, owing to execution issues & cost headwinds." (8/10/2018)
  • 2. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "We are reducing estimates and our price target goes to $24, down from $26. Our 2018 estimate goes to $1.04 down from $1.15; our 2019 estimate goes to $1.13 down from $1.30. We have confidence that the company can improve its EBIT margin but from a lower base in 2018 on labor and input cost pressures. We believe the company will be aggressive in buying back shares or will complete a meaningful bolt-on acquisition in 2018 which would further leverage returns. Neither of these positive outcomes are discounted in company guidance. The dividend is 3.6% is attractive." (8/9/2018)
  • 3. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Flowers Foods is one of the largest producers of packaged bakery foods in the United States. The company operates highly efficient bakeries that produce a wide range of bakery food for retail and foodservice customers in the U.S. The company maintains some of the most efficient and technologically advanced bakeries in the country and has a team of outstanding employees and associates. Each bakery operates as a separate subsidiary of the company and has its own president, human resources director, and controller. " (6/29/2018)

Who are some of Flowers Foods' key competitors?

Who are Flowers Foods' key executives?

Flowers Foods' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Allen L. Shiver, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 62)
  • Mr. R. Steven Kinsey, CFO & Chief Admin. Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. Stephen R. Avera, Chief Legal Counsel (Age 62)
  • Mr. David Keith Wheeler, Chief Sales Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Bradley K. Alexander, Pres of the Fresh Packaged Bread Bus. Unit (Age 59)

Has Flowers Foods been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about FLO stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Flowers Foods earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.87 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for Flowers Foods.

Who are Flowers Foods' major shareholders?

Flowers Foods' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.54%), Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC (3.38%), Hamlin Capital Management LLC (1.64%), Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. (1.64%), Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (1.40%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.25%). Company insiders that own Flowers Foods stock include Allen L Shiver, Amos R Mcmullian, Brad K Alexander, Dan W Stone, David Keith Wheeler, David M Roach, George E Deese, Karyl H Lauder, Marta Jones Turner, R Steve Kinsey, Richard Lan, Robert L Benton Jr, Stephen R Avera and Tonja W Taylor. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Flowers Foods.

Which major investors are selling Flowers Foods stock?

FLO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wellington Shields & Co. LLC, Advisors Asset Management Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Hamlin Capital Management LLC, Comerica Bank and Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Flowers Foods company stock in the last year include Allen L Shiver, Brad K Alexander, David M Roach, Karyl H Lauder, Marta Jones Turner, R Steve Kinsey, Robert L Benton Jr, Stephen R Avera and Tonja W Taylor. View Insider Buying and Selling for Flowers Foods.

Which major investors are buying Flowers Foods stock?

FLO stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BTIM Corp., Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Martingale Asset Management L P, BlackRock Inc. and Jolley Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Flowers Foods stock in the last two years include Amos R Mcmullian and Richard Lan. View Insider Buying and Selling for Flowers Foods.

How do I buy shares of Flowers Foods?

Shares of FLO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Flowers Foods' stock price today?

One share of FLO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $20.63.

How big of a company is Flowers Foods?

Flowers Foods has a market capitalization of $4.08 billion and generates $3.92 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $150.12 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.89 on an earnings per share basis. Flowers Foods employs 9,800 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Flowers Foods?

Flowers Foods' mailing address is 1919 FLOWERS CIRCLE, THOMASVILLE GA, 31757. The company can be reached via phone at 229-226-9110.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Flowers Foods (NYSE FLO)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  362 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  447 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  809
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Flowers Foods and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe FLO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe FLO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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