XO Group (XOXO) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.
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 equities analysts also recently issued reports about the company. BidaskClub downgraded XO Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. B. Riley reissued a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 target price (up from $16.75) on shares of XO Group in a research note on Monday, October 30th. ValuEngine raised XO Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Roth Capital reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $20.50 price objective on shares of XO Group in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.50.
XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $40.24 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $40.58 million. XO Group had a return on equity of 5.55% and a net margin of 5.35%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.07 EPS. analysts anticipate that XO Group will post 0.32 EPS for the current year.
A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of XO Group during the third quarter worth $132,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its holdings in shares of XO Group by 88.9% during the second 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 during the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. acquired a new stake in shares of XO Group during the second quarter worth $302,000. Alliancebernstein L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of XO Group during the second quarter worth $319,000. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in XO Group by 9.6% in the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 18,136 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $320,000 after acquiring an additional 1,593 shares during the last quarter. 84.43% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
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XO Group Company Profile
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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