Shares of XO Group Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six research firms that are covering the firm. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.63.

XOXO has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Axiom Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of XO Group in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, B. Riley downgraded shares of XO Group from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $19.50 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, July 21st.

In other XO Group news, Director David Liu sold 9,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.70, for a total value of $185,130.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 518,772 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,701,036.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 5.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in XOXO. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of XO Group by 50.7% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 110,312 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,923,000 after buying an additional 37,124 shares during the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. boosted its stake in shares of XO Group by 2.3% in the second quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 248,842 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,337,000 after buying an additional 5,617 shares during the last quarter. Numeric Investors LLC boosted its stake in shares of XO Group by 10.9% in the second quarter. Numeric Investors LLC now owns 452,379 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,885,000 after buying an additional 44,472 shares during the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of XO Group by 2.5% in the second quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 12,395 shares of the company’s stock valued at $216,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Highbridge Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of XO Group during the second quarter valued at $221,000. 83.29% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) opened at 18.96 on Friday. XO Group has a 12-month low of $13.64 and a 12-month high of $19.92. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $19.06 and its 200 day moving average is $17.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $481.43 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 67.71 and a beta of 1.01.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 1st. The company reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $38.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $39 million. XO Group had a net margin of 5.09% and a return on equity of 6.51%. The firm’s revenue was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.13 EPS. Equities analysts predict that XO Group will post $0.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

XO Group Company Profile

XO Group Inc is engaged in providing content and marketing solutions, targeted advertising programs, transactions and merchandise. The Company guides couples through transformative life stages from getting married, to moving in together and having a baby through its multi-platform brands, including The Knot, The Bump and The Nest.

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