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Companies that love Valentine's Day

Last updated on: February 15, 2013 16:33 IST

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Valentine's Day is a boom time for businesses across the world. Companies go out of their ways to attract customers and boost sales.

Let's take a look at some companies that profit the most from Valentine's Day.

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American Greetings Corporation

Product: Greeting cards

12 month sales: $1.75 billion

One-year stock performance: 8.1 per cent

Market capitalisation: $514 million

Global rank: 1

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1-800-Flowers.com Incorporated

Product: Flowers

12 month sales: $733 million

One-year stock performance: 39.7 per cent

Market capitalisation: $264 million

Global rank: 2

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The Hershey Company

Product: Candy

12 month sales: $6.64 billion

One-year stock performance: 35.6 per cent

Market capitalisation: $18.03 billion

Global rank: 3

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Tiffany & Company

Product: Jewellery

12 month sales: $3.75 billion

One-year stock performance: Minus 0.4 per cent

Market capitalisation: $8.06 billion

Global rank: 4

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Limited Brands Incorporated

Product: Lingerie and personal care

12 month sales: $10.12 billion

One-year stock performance: Minus 0.3 per cent

Market capitalisation: $12.93 billion

Global rank: 5

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Church & Dwight Company Incorporated

Product: Prophylactics and personal intimacy

12 month sales: $2.92 billion

One-year stock performance: 26.5 per cent

Market capitalisation: $8.38 billion

Global rank: 6

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IAC/Interactive Corporation

Product: Online dating

12 month sales: $771 million

One-year stock performance: Minus 4.9 per cent

Market capitalisation: $3.79 billion

Global rank: 7

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Bloomin' Brands Incorporated

Product: High-end and upscale restaurants

12 month sales: $3.95 billion

One-year stock performance: 38 per cent

Market capitalisation: $2.25 billion

Global rank: 8

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