Whether you plan to spend Valentine's Day with your significant other at an overpriced restaurant or drinking your sorrows away solo at the bar, there's profit to be made.
Using data from analytics firm Kensho, we looked for the most-loved stocks over the last 10 decades' worth of Valentine's Days.
Five days ahead of the holiday, think about stocks for your portfolio like you would a gift for your loved one. For both — you can't go wrong with flowers, chocolates and jewelry.
1-800-Flowers.com sells and delivers millions of roses leading up to Feb. 14. And historically, its stock has seen a nice boost, too.
The best of the chocolate stocks have been Hershey's and General Mills. Five days ahead of Valentine's Day, they have also been consistent market winners. But beware Tootsie Roll and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory — their returns have been more of the sour type.