Shares of XO Group, Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $20.15.

XOXO has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of XO Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of XO Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Roth Capital set a $21.00 target price on shares of XO Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of XO Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $16.75 target price on shares of XO Group in a research report on Sunday, August 6th.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) traded up 0.27% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $18.30. The stock had a trading volume of 22,369 shares. XO Group has a 12-month low of $14.99 and a 12-month high of $20.99. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $18.14 and a 200 day moving average price of $17.55. The firm has a market cap of $456.73 million, a P/E ratio of 65.36 and a beta of 0.94.

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

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in XOXO. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its position in shares of XO Group by 1.0% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 10,100 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $174,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System raised its position in shares of XO Group by 0.8% in the first quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 12,895 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $222,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. raised its position in shares of XO Group by 0.4% in the second quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 44,450 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $784,000 after buying an additional 199 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its position in shares of XO Group by 1.1% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 20,471 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $361,000 after buying an additional 226 shares during the period. Finally, Mason Street Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of XO Group by 6.4% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 5,782 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 347 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 83.62% of the company’s stock.

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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