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Option Market Alert: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc Implied Price Swing Hits An Inflection Point




1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS) Risk Hits An Inflection Point

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No Risk Alert Here: Before we dive into any analysis we simply note that 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS) risk is neither elevated nor depressed. We'll detail it below -- but that's the lede -- the option market is in a holding period with an IV30 of 43.06% verus the IV30 of the S&P 500 at 11.15%. You might say that the post it note for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc would read, "holding pattern." The annual high for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc IV30 is 65.42%.



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PREFACE
This is a proprietary risk rating and risk alert system that looks forward for the next month -- or really 30 days to be exact -- and that includes weekends. The system is based on multiple interactions of data points, many of which come directly from the option market for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS) . The creator of this model is Capital Market Laboratories (CMLviz.com).


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But first, let's turn back to FLWS and the company's risk rating:

We also take a peek at the implied vol for the Consumer Staples ETF (XLP), our broad based proxy for FLWS.





SNAPSHOT SUMMARY
S&P 500 IV30     11.15%
Nasdaq 100 IV30     12.44%
XLP IV30     10.98%

FLWS HV 30     29.65%
FLWS Current IV30     43.06%
52 Week Low IV30     29.36%
52 Week High IV30     65.42%


The implied price swing risk as reflected by the option market has hit an inflection point relative to the company's past. The option market reflects a 95% confidence interval stock price range of ($9.30, $11.30) within the next 30 calendar days.

FLWS OPTION MARKET IMPLIED PRICE SWING RISK
The IV30® is the implied price swing risk reflected by the option market in the stock price for the next 30 calendar days -- it's forward looking. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc shows an IV30 of 43.1%, which is an inflection point for the company relative to its past.

The option market for FLWS has shown an IV30 annual low of 29.4% and an annual high of 65.4%, meaning that FLWS is at the 38% percentile right now. Here's a table of the data before we dig into the implied price swing risk rating further.

FLWS
Current IV30    
FLWS
Low IV30    
FLWS
High IV30   
43.1% 29.4% 65.4%

The implied stock swing risk from the option market has created a range which is tighter in the next 30 calendar days for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS) than it has been on average for the last year on average.
Further, if we look backwards, the stock has a realized 30-day historical volatility, called the HV30, of 29.65%.




We have an unusual situation now where the IV30 is depressed relative to the past, but even with that risk pricing, the option market reflects the likelihood of a greater stock movement in the next 30-days than the stock has realized in the last 30-days. Let's turn to a chart to see what's going on.
 
Note how much higher the forward looking stock swing price risk for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc is priced (43.1%) compared to what happened just in the last 30-days (29.7%).

1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc Risk Rating
The FLWS risk rating is at 3, where the rating goes from one (the lowest risk) to five (the highest risk). The driving factors for the 3 rating are:

The IV30 is below the annual average.
The IV30 is above 40%.
The HV30 is below the annual average.
The HV30 is below 30%.
The IV30 is above the HV30.
The stock has moved just +3.5% over the last 3-months which does indicate some depressed risk.