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Should You Invest in Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO) Now?

Flowers Foods Inc. (NYSE: FLO) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 24.38x compared to its average ratio,, and the 36-month beta value for FLO is at 0.40. Analysts have varying views on the stock, with 1 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 5 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price suggested by analysts for FLO is $27.83, which is $2.39 above the current market price. The public float for FLO is 20.92M, and currently, shorts hold a 24.92% of that float. The average trading volume for FLO on May 26, 2023 was 1.82M shares.

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FLO) stock’s latest price update

Flowers Foods Inc. (NYSE: FLO)’s stock price has increased by 0.42 compared to its previous closing price of 26.00. However, the company has seen a -9.47% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading sessions.

FLO’s Market Performance

FLO’s stock has fallen by -9.47% in the past week, with a monthly drop of -3.90% and a quarterly drop of -7.84%. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.33% while the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 1.98% for Flowers Foods Inc. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -6.30% for FLO stock, with a simple moving average of -5.35% for the last 200 days.

FLO Trading at -4.90% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought FLO to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -13.43% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.98%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.33%, as shares sank -5.23% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -4.08% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, FLO fell by -9.47%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -5.88% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $27.79. In addition, Flowers Foods Inc. saw -9.15% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at FLO starting from Chubb Thomas Caldecot III, who purchase 2,000 shares at the price of $28.42 back on Dec 20. After this action, Chubb Thomas Caldecot III now owns 25,051 shares of Flowers Foods Inc., valued at $56,840 using the latest closing price.

Chubb Thomas Caldecot III, the Director of Flowers Foods Inc., purchase 3,000 shares at $27.50 during a trade that took place back on Aug 23, which means that Chubb Thomas Caldecot III is holding 23,051 shares at $82,500 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for FLO

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +7.33 for the present operating margin
  • +45.08 for the gross margin

The net margin for Flowers Foods Inc. stands at +4.75. The total capital return value is set at 13.41, while invested capital returns managed to touch 8.91. Equity return is now at value 14.80, with 6.30 for asset returns.

Based on Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO), the company’s capital structure generated 82.64 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 45.25. Total debt to assets is 34.58, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 78.22. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 42.83.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.33, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.17. The receivables turnover for the company is 14.40 and the total asset turnover is 1.41. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.43.


In conclusion, Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO) has had a bad performance lately. Opinion on the stock among analysts is mixed, with some giving it a “buy” rating and others a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.