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Has 1-800 FLOWERS.COM (FLWS) Outpaced Other Retail-Wholesale Stocks This Year?

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Investors focused on the Retail-Wholesale space have likely heard of 1-800 FLOWERS.COM (FLWS), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? By taking a look at the stock's year-to-date performance in comparison to its Retail-Wholesale peers, we might be able to answer that question.

1-800 FLOWERS.COM is one of 225 companies in the Retail-Wholesale group. The Retail-Wholesale group currently sits at #8 within the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank includes 16 different groups and is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors.

The Zacks Rank is a proven system that emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions, highlighting a variety of stocks that are displaying the right characteristics to beat the market over the next one to three months. FLWS is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Within the past quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for FLWS's full-year earnings has moved 9.49% higher. This means that analyst sentiment is stronger and the stock's earnings outlook is improving.

Based on the latest available data, FLWS has gained about 55.52% so far this year. Meanwhile, stocks in the Retail-Wholesale group have gained about 15.94% on average. This means that 1-800 FLOWERS.COM is performing better than its sector in terms of year-to-date returns.

Breaking things down more, FLWS is a member of the Retail - Mail Order industry, which includes 3 individual companies and currently sits at #106 in the Zacks Industry Rank. Stocks in this group have gained about 28.75% so far this year, so FLWS is performing better this group in terms of year-to-date returns.

FLWS will likely be looking to continue its solid performance, so investors interested in Retail-Wholesale stocks should continue to pay close attention to the company.

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