Media headlines about Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) have been trending positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Genius Brands International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.0995332991174 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Genius Brands International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.50 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. ValuEngine cut shares of Genius Brands International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, September 11th. Finally, Westpark Capital restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $7.00 price objective on shares of Genius Brands International in a research note on Thursday, September 7th.

Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) traded down $0.06 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $2.44. 49,400 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 29,873. The company has a quick ratio of 2.12, a current ratio of 2.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. Genius Brands International has a 1 year low of $2.42 and a 1 year high of $6.60.

Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 15th. The company reported ($0.20) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.26) by $0.06. Genius Brands International had a negative net margin of 642.35% and a negative return on equity of 49.40%. The firm had revenue of $0.26 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $0.19 million. analysts forecast that Genius Brands International will post -0.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Genius Brands International news, CEO Andrew A. Heyward purchased 7,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 9th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $3.39 per share, with a total value of $25,425.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Andy Heyward bought 17,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 16th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $3.68 per share, with a total value of $63,296.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have acquired 106,097 shares of company stock worth $374,278. Corporate insiders own 60.00% of the company’s stock.

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About Genius Brands International

Genius Brands International, Inc is a content and brand management company. The Company provides entertaining and enriching content and products with a purpose for toddlers to tweens. The Company produces original content and licenses the rights to that content to a range of partners. Its licensees include companies to which the audio-visual rights are licensed for exhibition in various formats, such as Pay Television, Free or Broadcast Television, video-on-demand (VOD), subscription on demand (SVOD) and digital video discs/compact discs (DVDs/CDs), and companies that develop and distribute products based on its content within different product categories, such as toys, electronics, publishing, home goods, stationary and gifts.

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