Northern Trust Corp increased its position in shares of XO Group, Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) by 3.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 360,337 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 12,236 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned approximately 1.44% of XO Group worth $6,349,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC grew its holdings in XO Group by 1,662.0% during the second quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 6,167 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $350,000 after acquiring an additional 5,817 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in XO Group by 88.9% in the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 8,943 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $158,000 after purchasing an additional 4,209 shares in the last quarter. First Quadrant L P CA purchased a new position in XO Group in the 2nd quarter worth about $178,000. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased its stake in XO Group by 3.1% in the 1st quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 13,830 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $238,000 after purchasing an additional 410 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. purchased a new position in XO Group in the 2nd quarter worth about $319,000. 83.25% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

XOXO has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Roth Capital set a $21.00 price target on XO Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub raised XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised XO Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. ValuEngine raised XO Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, B. Riley reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price target (up previously from $16.75) on shares of XO Group in a research note on Monday, October 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.50.

XO Group, Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) opened at $18.75 on Tuesday. XO Group, Inc. has a 12 month low of $14.99 and a 12 month high of $20.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $482.14, a PE ratio of 50.70, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.87 and a beta of 0.94.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.02. XO Group had a return on equity of 5.55% and a net margin of 5.35%. The company had revenue of $40.24 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $40.58 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.07 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that XO Group, Inc. will post 0.32 earnings per share for the current year.

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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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