Media headlines about Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Genius Brands International earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.7689487300043 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Genius Brands International (NASDAQ GNUS) traded down $0.19 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $3.12. 5,900 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 28,869. Genius Brands International has a 12-month low of $2.74 and a 12-month high of $7.99.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Genius Brands International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.50 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, September 29th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Genius Brands International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, September 11th. Finally, Westpark Capital restated an “outperform” rating and set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Genius Brands International in a research report on Thursday, September 7th.

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In related news, CEO Andrew A. Heyward purchased 7,500 shares of Genius Brands International stock in a transaction on Monday, October 9th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $3.39 per share, for a total transaction of $25,425.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Andy Heyward purchased 8,897 shares of Genius Brands International stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 19th. The stock was bought at an average price of $3.44 per share, for a total transaction of $30,605.68. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders acquired 106,097 shares of company stock worth $374,278.

About Genius Brands International

Genius Brands International, Inc is a content and brand management company. The Company provides entertaining and enriching content and products with a purpose for toddlers to tweens. The Company produces original content and licenses the rights to that content to a range of partners. Its licensees include companies to which the audio-visual rights are licensed for exhibition in various formats, such as Pay Television, Free or Broadcast Television, video-on-demand (VOD), subscription on demand (SVOD) and digital video discs/compact discs (DVDs/CDs), and companies that develop and distribute products based on its content within different product categories, such as toys, electronics, publishing, home goods, stationary and gifts.

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