Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. grew its holdings in shares of XO Group, Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) by 56.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 72,376 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 26,130 shares during the quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. owned 0.29% of XO Group worth $1,275,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in XO Group by 9.3% during 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 during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in XO Group by 3.9% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,208,092 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $20,791,000 after buying an additional 45,559 shares during the period. Clearbridge Investments LLC grew its stake in XO Group by 0.8% during the first quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 908,761 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $15,640,000 after buying an additional 7,367 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its stake in XO Group by 10.2% during the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 243,719 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,194,000 after buying an additional 22,527 shares during the period. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. grew its stake in XO Group by 0.8% during the second quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 193,653 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,412,000 after buying an additional 1,538 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 83.62% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on XOXO shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Roth Capital set a $21.00 price objective on shares of XO Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of XO Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $16.75 price objective on shares of XO Group in a research note on Sunday, August 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.15.

XO Group, Inc. (XOXO) opened at 18.98 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $473.70 million, a PE ratio of 67.79 and a beta of 0.96. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $18.43 and its 200-day moving average is $17.59. XO Group, Inc. has a 52-week low of $14.99 and a 52-week high of $20.99.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11. XO Group had a return on equity of 4.71% and a net margin of 4.55%. The firm had revenue of $42.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $41.51 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.14 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that XO Group, Inc. will post $0.33 earnings per share for the current year.

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XO Group Company Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for XO Group (NYSE:XOXO)

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