S. Muoio & CO. LLC bought a new stake in XO Group, Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) during the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 6,900 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $238,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of XOXO. Gabelli Funds LLC purchased a new position in XO Group in the third quarter valued at about $14,655,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC grew its stake in XO Group by 524.6% in the second quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 503,815 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $16,124,000 after purchasing an additional 423,150 shares during the last quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd purchased a new position in XO Group in the second quarter valued at about $12,113,000. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in XO Group by 9.3% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,537,109 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $113,189,000 after purchasing an additional 300,896 shares during the last quarter. Finally, GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. purchased a new position in XO Group in the third quarter valued at about $7,987,000. Institutional investors own 86.85% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on XOXO shares. Roth Capital cut their target price on XO Group from $29.00 to $26.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. ValuEngine lowered XO Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 18th. B. Riley lowered XO Group from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $32.00 to $35.00 in a research note on Wednesday, September 26th. Finally, Aegis reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of XO Group in a research note on Thursday, September 27th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. XO Group currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $31.50.

Shares of XOXO stock opened at $34.52 on Thursday. XO Group, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $17.49 and a fifty-two week high of $35.83. The stock has a market cap of $890.61 million, a PE ratio of 88.51 and a beta of 0.75.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The specialty retailer reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.01. XO Group had a return on equity of 9.17% and a net margin of 8.17%. The business had revenue of $43.06 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $42.79 million. As a group, research analysts forecast that XO Group, Inc. will post 0.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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XO Group Company Profile

XO Group Inc provides multiplatform media and marketplace services to the wedding, pregnancy and parenting, and local entertainment markets primarily in the United States. It operates a network of Websites under various brands, including The Knot, which offers wedding resources and marketplaces through wedding Website and mobile apps, national and local wedding magazines, and nationally published books; and The Bump, a pregnancy and parenting brand that provides personalized information, content, and tools for navigating the journey from fertility to pregnancy and parenting through the toddler years.

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