XO Group (XOXO) Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research
XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Saturday.
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. “
A number of other analysts also recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of XO Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, November 4th. B. Riley increased their price objective on shares of XO Group from $16.75 to $19.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Roth Capital reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $20.50 price objective on shares of XO Group in a report on Thursday, October 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. XO Group has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.38.
XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $40.24 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $40.58 million. XO Group had a net margin of 5.35% and a return on equity of 5.55%. XO Group’s quarterly revenue was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.07 EPS. equities research analysts expect that XO Group will post 0.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Citigroup Inc. raised its holdings in XO Group by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 44,450 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $784,000 after acquiring an additional 199 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its holdings in XO Group by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 20,471 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $361,000 after acquiring an additional 226 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its holdings in XO Group by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 84,958 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,497,000 after acquiring an additional 1,250 shares during the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its holdings in XO Group by 8.0% in the 2nd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 18,904 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $333,000 after acquiring an additional 1,396 shares during the last quarter. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. increased its holdings in shares of XO Group by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 193,653 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,412,000 after buying an additional 1,538 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 84.43% of the company’s stock.
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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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