Shares of XO Group, Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $20.50.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on XOXO. Zacks Investment Research downgraded XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. BidaskClub downgraded XO Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 4th. B. Riley lifted their target price on XO Group from $16.75 to $19.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Roth Capital reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $20.50 price target on shares of XO Group in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, ValuEngine raised XO Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st.

XO Group (NYSE XOXO) traded up $0.07 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $18.76. The company had a trading volume of 44,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 78,713. The firm has a market capitalization of $482.13, a P/E ratio of 50.70, a P/E/G ratio of 3.87 and a beta of 0.94. XO Group has a twelve month low of $14.99 and a twelve month high of $20.99.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $40.24 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $40.58 million. XO Group had a return on equity of 5.55% and a net margin of 5.35%. XO Group’s quarterly revenue was up 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.07 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that XO Group will post 0.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Citigroup Inc. increased its position in XO Group by 0.4% during the second quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 44,450 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $784,000 after buying an additional 199 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its position in XO Group by 1.1% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 20,471 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $361,000 after buying an additional 226 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased its position in XO Group by 3.1% during the first quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 13,830 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $238,000 after buying an additional 410 shares during the last quarter. First Midwest Bank Trust Division increased its position in XO Group by 3.3% during the second quarter. First Midwest Bank Trust Division now owns 22,352 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $394,000 after buying an additional 722 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan boosted its holdings in shares of XO Group by 3.9% during the second quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 28,780 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $507,000 after acquiring an additional 1,090 shares during the period. 83.17% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About XO Group

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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