XO Group, Inc. (XOXO) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
XO Group, Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Saturday.
According to Zacks, “XO Group Inc. is a media and technology company. It provides information, products and advice related to weddings and pregnancy. The Company operates Internet websites, publishes magazines and books, and produces television and video content. XO Group Inc., formerly known as The Knot, Inc., is headquartered in New York, New York. “
XOXO has been the topic of a number of other reports. B. Riley restated a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 target price (up from $16.75) on shares of XO Group in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Roth Capital set a $21.00 target price on shares of XO Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of XO Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of XO Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.50.
XO Group (NYSE XOXO) opened at $19.19 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $493.19, a PE ratio of 51.87, a P/E/G ratio of 3.96 and a beta of 0.94. XO Group has a 52-week low of $14.99 and a 52-week 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. XO Group had a net margin of 5.35% and a return on equity of 5.55%. The company had revenue of $40.24 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $40.58 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.07 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that XO Group will post 0.32 earnings per share for the current year.
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Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC increased its stake in XO Group by 1,662.0% during the 2nd quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 6,167 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $350,000 after purchasing an additional 5,817 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new stake in XO Group during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $132,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in XO Group by 88.9% during the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 8,943 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $158,000 after purchasing an additional 4,209 shares in the last quarter. First Quadrant L P CA bought a new stake in XO Group during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $178,000. Finally, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased its stake in XO Group by 3.1% during the 1st quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 13,830 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $238,000 after purchasing an additional 410 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 84.08% of the company’s stock.
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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