Brean Murray Ups 1-800-FLOWERS.COM to Strong Buy

Says the company's earnings per share growth will bloom this holiday

Brean Murray upgraded 1-800-FLOWERS.COM to strong buy from accumulate, citing optimism about the company's ability to meet its goal of earnings per share growth this holiday.

Analyst Eric Beder also has optimism for further upside to the stock's price in 2006. Beder remains very comfortable with his estimate of 22 cents earnings per share in the second quarter and has a $9 price target on the stock.

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