Two Stocks To Tuck Away: LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB), 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. (NASDAQ:FLWS)

The shares of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) has been pegged with a rating of Buy by Citigroup in its latest research note that was published on March 25, 2020. The Basic Materials company has also assigned a $61 price target. Citigroup wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of LyondellBasell Industries N.V., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Scotiabank advised investors in its research note published on March 19, 2020, to Sector Outperform the LYB stock while also putting a $78 price target. The stock had earned Neutral rating from JP Morgan Markets when it published its report on February 28, 2020. That day the JP Morgan set price target on the stock to $71. The stock was given Sector Perform rating by RBC Capital Mkts in its report released on December 20, 2019, the day when the price target on the stock was placed at 95. Morgan Stanley was of a view that LYB is Overweight in its latest report on December 02, 2019. CFRA thinks that LYB is worth Strong Buy rating.

Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 9 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 13 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Overweight while its average price target is $72.48. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 54.55% from its 52-Week high price while it is -47.33% than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 43.69.

The shares of the company added by 15.04% during the trading session on Wednesday, reaching a low of $46.395 while ending the day at $52.10. During the trading session, a total of 4.87 million shares were traded which represents a -53.16% decline from the average session volume which is 3.18 million shares. LYB had ended its last session trading at $45.29. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. currently has a market cap of $16.31 billion, while its P/E ratio stands at 5.42, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 1.49, with a beta of 1.67. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 1.50, while its quick ratio hovers at 0.90 LYB 52-week low price stands at $33.71 while its 52-week high price is $98.91.

The company in its last quarterly report recorded $1.91 earnings per share which is below the predicted by most analysts. The LyondellBasell Industries N.V. generated 888.0 million in revenue during the last quarter. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $2.70 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was down by -16.23%. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. has the potential to record 8.39 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.

Investment analysts at Northcoast published a research note on January 24, 2020 where it informed investors and clients that 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. (NASDAQ:FLWS) is now rated as Buy. Their price target on the stock stands at $24. Sidoti also rated FLWS as Upgrade on May 24, 2019, with its price target of $22 suggesting that FLWS could surge by 49.16% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $13.38/share, analysts expect it to down by -4.48% to reach $25.14/share. It started the day trading at $13.94 and traded between $12.75 and $12.78 throughout the trading session.

A look at its technical shows that FLWS’s 50-day SMA is 15.81 while its 200-day SMA stands at 15.77. The stock has a high of $21.77 for the year while the low is $11.15. The stock, however, witnessed a rise in its short on 03/13/20. Compared to previous close which recorded 3.18 M shorted shares, the short percentage went higher by 13.93%, as 3.62M LYB shares were shorted. At the moment, only 12.69% of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. shares were sold short. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 20.55, while the P/B ratio is 2.06. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 670.71K shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 4.73 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 14.41%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -9.01% over the past 90 days while it lost -10.88% over the last six months.

The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Dimensional Fund Advisors LP sold more FLWS shares, decreasing its portfolio by -2.63% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Dimensional Fund Advisors LP selling -69,009 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 2,554,772 shares of FLWS, with a total valuation of $46,088,087. Aristotle Capital Boston LLC meanwhile bought more FLWS shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $44,096,074 worth of shares.

Similarly, BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. shares by 3.55% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 1,788,424 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 61,315 shares of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. which are valued at $32,263,169. In the same vein, The Vanguard Group, Inc. increased its 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 703 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 1,583,001 shares and is now valued at $28,557,338. Following these latest developments, around 7.10% of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.