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Five Valentine’s Day Stocks That Could Blossom

By: Wyatt Investment Research
Posted: 2/14/2013 1:22:00 PM
Referenced Stocks: AM;FLWS;HSY;LTD;TIF

Valentine's Day is a time to shower that special someone with love and affection. It's also a day to shower them with gifts.

Americans will spend an estimated $20 billion this Valentine's Day. Dining out will account for nearly half that spending, according to the retail industry research firm IBISWorld. Another $2.35 billion will go toward romantic getaways at exotic hotels or intimate bed and breakfasts.

But much of that money will be spent on things like candy, flowers, jewelry, clothing and greeting cards. With that in mind, I have identified five public companies - one from each category - that should make a killing this Valentine's Day.

A big day would help set the table for a big quarter. And a profitable quarter could make for a rising share price.

Here are five Valentine's Day stocks to keep an eye on: