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Momentum Stock Watch: Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO)

-- Sunday, January 17, 2021, 10:59 --

Company Profile:

Flowers Foods, Inc. produces and markets packaged bakery products in the United States. It offers fresh breads, buns, rolls, snack cakes, and tortillas, as well as frozen breads and rolls under the Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Canyon Bakehouse, Mrs. Freshley’s, Tastykake, Alpine Valley, Aunt Hattie’s, Bunny, Butternut, Butterkrust, Captain John Derst, Country Kitchen, Evangeline Maid, Home Pride, Merita, Sara Lee (California), and Sunbeam brand names. The company distributes its products through a direct-store-delivery distribution and a warehouse delivery system, as well as operates 46 bakeries comprising 44 owned and 2 leased. Its customers include mass merchandisers, supermarkets and other retailers, convenience stores, national and regional restaurants, quick-serve chains, retail in-store bakeries, foodservice distributors, food wholesalers, institutions, dollar stores, and vending companies. 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.

Recent News:

Equities analysts expect the company to report sales of $998.05 million for the fourth quarter, Zacks reports. On average, analysts expect that Flowers Foods will report full-year sales of $4.36 billion for the current year, with estimates ranging from $4.36 billion to $4.37 billion.

On Nov. 13, 2020, the company announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share, an increase of 5.3% over the same quarter last year. This is the 73rd consecutive quarterly dividend paid by the company and is payable on December 11, 2020 to shareholders of record on November 27, 2020.

FLO posted better-than-expected third-quarter 2020 results, wherein the top and bottom lines increased year over year. Adjusted EPS of 29 cents came ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 25 cents. Moreover, the bottom line increased 32% year over year.


Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.


Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.


Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.


Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.



FLO’s strengths can be seen in its better profitability and strong solvency compared with its peers. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in Stochastic oscillator, The MACD is trying to cross back up and the RSI stands at 46.84 with positive bias. We rate Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO) a STRONG BUY.

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