XO Group (XOXO) Given Hold Rating at Zacks Investment Research
Zacks Investment Research reiterated their hold rating on shares of XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) in a research report sent to investors on Saturday morning.
According to Zacks, “XO Group Inc. is a media and technology company. It provides information, products and advice related to weddings and pregnancy. The Company operates Internet websites, publishes magazines and books, and produces television and video content. XO Group Inc., formerly known as The Knot, Inc., is headquartered in New York, New York. “
Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. B. Riley reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $19.00 price target (up previously from $16.75) on shares of XO Group in a research report on Monday, October 30th. BidaskClub raised XO Group from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Roth Capital reaffirmed a neutral rating and issued a $20.50 price target on shares of XO Group in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $19.38.
XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates 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 during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $40.58 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.07 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that XO Group will post 0.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of XOXO. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of XO Group by 10.7% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,337,815 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $23,572,000 after purchasing an additional 129,723 shares during the last quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership lifted its position in shares of XO Group by 40.6% during the 2nd quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 309,809 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $5,459,000 after purchasing an additional 89,395 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of XO Group by 5.8% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,474,477 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $25,981,000 after purchasing an additional 81,288 shares during the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its position in shares of XO Group by 117.6% during the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 103,070 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,816,000 after purchasing an additional 55,694 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can raised its holdings in XO Group by 1,760.4% in the 4th quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 57,562 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,063,000 after acquiring an additional 54,468 shares in the last quarter. 84.43% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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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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