XO Group Inc. (XOXO) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages
Shares of XO Group Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the firm. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $20.94.
Several research firms recently commented on XOXO. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $17.75 price target on shares of XO Group in a report on Tuesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, November 5th. Roth Capital set a $22.00 price target on shares of XO Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 28th. Finally, Axiom Securities restated a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 price target on shares of XO Group in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd.
Shares of XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) traded up 1.4848% on Friday, hitting $18.6935. 31,321 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $474.22 million, a P/E ratio of 74.4761 and a beta of 1.01. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $18.48 and its 200 day moving average is $17.95. XO Group has a 12-month low of $13.64 and a 12-month high of $19.92.
XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.05. XO Group had a net margin of 4.38% and a return on equity of 6.28%. The business earned $36.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $37.49 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.11 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that XO Group will post $0.40 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director David Liu sold 9,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.70, for a total transaction of $185,130.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 518,772 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,701,036.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.
Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in XO Group by 31.5% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 113,058 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,815,000 after buying an additional 27,100 shares in the last quarter. AXA increased its position in XO Group by 633.4% in the first quarter. AXA now owns 86,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,384,000 after buying an additional 74,446 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in XO Group by 6.3% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,382,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $22,184,000 after buying an additional 81,600 shares in the last quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. increased its position in XO Group by 16.9% in the first quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. now owns 239,358 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,841,000 after buying an additional 34,583 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Boothbay Fund Management LLC acquired a new position in XO Group during the first quarter worth approximately $219,000. 85.53% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
About XO Group
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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