HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSNI) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 904,118 shares, a decline of 40.9% from the December 15th total of 1,530,106 shares. Approximately 1.7% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 1,681,015 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.5 days.

HSN (HSNI) opened at $40.35 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.02, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a current ratio of 1.53. HSN has a 52-week low of $30.90 and a 52-week high of $44.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,120.00, a P/E ratio of 18.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.41.

HSN (NASDAQ:HSNI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The specialty retailer reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by ($0.07). HSN had a return on equity of 56.55% and a net margin of 3.29%. The business had revenue of $782.56 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $804.04 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.52 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that HSN will post 2.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

HSNI has been the topic of several recent research reports. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of HSN in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. UBS Group dropped their price target on HSN from $46.00 to $45.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut HSN from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded HSN from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $43.17.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its position in HSN by 120.8% during the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 172,225 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $5,494,000 after purchasing an additional 94,237 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada increased its position in HSN by 4.5% during the 2nd quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 121,260 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,868,000 after purchasing an additional 5,175 shares during the period. Havens Advisors LLC acquired a new position in HSN during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $1,300,000. OxFORD Asset Management LLP acquired a new position in HSN during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $1,297,000. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in HSN by 15.9% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 273,658 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $8,730,000 after purchasing an additional 37,466 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 57.49% of the company’s stock.

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HSN Company Profile

HSN, Inc is an interactive multi-channel retailer. The Company markets and sells a range of third party and merchandise directly to consumers through various platforms, including television home shopping programing broadcast on the HSN television networks and other direct-response television marketing; catalogs, consisting of the Cornerstone portfolio of print catalogs, which includes, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road and Improvements; Websites, which consist primarily of HSN.com, joymangano.com and the five branded Websites operated by Cornerstone; mobile devices; retail and outlet stores, and wholesale distribution of certain products to other retailers.

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