Ulysses Management LLC increased its position in XO Group, Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) by 14.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 233,659 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 30,000 shares during the quarter. XO Group comprises about 0.5% of Ulysses Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 24th biggest position. Ulysses Management LLC owned 0.94% of XO Group worth $4,117,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in XO Group by 10.7% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,337,815 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $23,572,000 after buying an additional 129,723 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in XO Group by 9.3% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,393,189 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $23,977,000 after buying an additional 118,705 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC grew its stake in XO Group by 117.6% during the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 103,070 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,816,000 after buying an additional 55,694 shares during the period. Citadel Advisors LLC grew its stake in XO Group by 161.4% during the second quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 73,423 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,293,000 after buying an additional 45,330 shares during the period. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its stake in XO Group by 300.6% during the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 45,718 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $806,000 after buying an additional 34,306 shares during the period. 83.62% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

XOXO has been the subject of several recent research reports. BidaskClub raised shares of XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and set a $16.75 target price on shares of XO Group in a report on Sunday, August 6th. Roth Capital set a $21.00 target price on shares of XO Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of XO Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. XO Group currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.15.

XO Group, Inc. (NYSE XOXO) traded up 0.89% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $20.48. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 93,443 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $511.14 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 73.14 and a beta of 0.96. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $18.72 and its 200 day moving average is $17.75. XO Group, Inc. has a 52-week low of $14.99 and a 52-week high of $20.99.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11. XO Group had a net margin of 4.55% and a return on equity of 4.71%. The business had revenue of $42.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $41.51 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.14 EPS. XO Group’s quarterly revenue was up 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that XO Group, Inc. will post $0.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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XO Group Company Profile

XO Group Inc is engaged in providing content and marketing solutions, targeted advertising programs, transactions and merchandise. The Company’s multi-platform brands guide couples through transformative life stages from getting married with The Knot, to moving in together with The Nest, to having a baby with The Bump, and helping bring celebrations to life with entertainment vendors from GigMasters.com Incorporated (GigMasters).

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