XO Group, Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Roth Capital set a $21.00 target price on XO Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. B. Riley restated a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 target price (up previously from $16.75) on shares of XO Group in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded XO Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded XO Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.50.

Shares of XO Group (XOXO) traded down $0.73 during trading on Friday, hitting $19.21. The stock had a trading volume of 59,521 shares, compared to its average volume of 81,438. The stock has a market capitalization of $500.64, a PE ratio of 52.65, a P/E/G ratio of 3.75 and a beta of 0.94.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, beating the 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 analyst estimates of $40.58 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.07 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that XO Group will post 0.35 earnings per share for the current year.

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A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in XOXO. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in XO Group by 13.2% in the first quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 154,184 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $2,653,000 after acquiring an additional 17,975 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its stake in shares of XO Group by 3.5% in the first quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 47,376 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $815,000 after purchasing an additional 1,607 shares during the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System raised its stake in shares of XO Group by 0.8% in the first quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 12,895 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $222,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of XO Group by 3.0% in the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 193,030 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,322,000 after purchasing an additional 5,539 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans raised its stake in shares of XO Group by 3.1% in the first 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 during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83.31% of the company’s stock.

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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