Equities analysts expect XO Group, Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) to report sales of $40.53 million for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for XO Group’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $40.33 million and the highest estimate coming in at $40.72 million. XO Group reported sales of $36.73 million during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 10.3%. The business is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, November 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that XO Group will report full-year sales of $40.53 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $161.69 million to $162.91 million. For the next year, analysts forecast that the business will report sales of $177.40 million per share, with estimates ranging from $176.84 million to $177.96 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for XO Group.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last announced its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11. The business had revenue of $42.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $41.51 million. XO Group had a net margin of 4.55% and a return on equity of 4.71%. XO Group’s quarterly revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.14 earnings per share.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. 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 company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub cut shares of XO Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $16.75 target price on shares of XO Group in a research report on Sunday, August 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.15.

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Shares of XO Group (NYSE XOXO) traded down 0.27% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $18.39. 12,878 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $458.98 million, a P/E ratio of 65.68 and a beta of 0.94. XO Group has a 12-month low of $14.99 and a 12-month high of $20.99. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $18.14 and a 200-day moving average price of $17.55.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in XOXO. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in XO Group by 10.7% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,337,815 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $23,572,000 after buying an additional 129,723 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in XO Group by 9.3% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,393,189 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $23,977,000 after buying an additional 118,705 shares in the last quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership boosted its position in XO Group by 40.6% in the second quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 309,809 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $5,459,000 after buying an additional 89,395 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its position in XO Group by 117.6% in the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 103,070 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,816,000 after buying an additional 55,694 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Piermont Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in XO Group during the first quarter worth about $826,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83.62% 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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