Zacks: Genius Brands International Inc (GNUS) Receives Average Rating of “Strong Buy” from Analysts

Shares of Genius Brands International Inc (NASDAQ:GNUS) have earned an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Brokers have set a 12-month consensus price target of $7.50 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.17 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Genius Brands International an industry rank of 199 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on GNUS shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Genius Brands International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Westpark Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Genius Brands International in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Genius Brands International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st.

Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) traded up $0.18 on Tuesday, reaching $2.63. 26,202 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 49,280. The company has a current ratio of 2.13, a quick ratio of 2.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. Genius Brands International has a 12 month low of $2.01 and a 12 month high of $5.49. The stock has a market capitalization of $20.02, a P/E ratio of -2.31 and a beta of -105.33.

Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 15th. The company reported ($0.20) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.26) by $0.06. Genius Brands International had a negative net margin of 642.35% and a negative return on equity of 49.40%. The company had revenue of $0.26 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.19 million. equities research analysts anticipate that Genius Brands International will post -0.53 EPS for the current year.

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About Genius Brands International

Genius Brands International, Inc is a content and brand management company. The Company provides entertaining and enriching content and products with a purpose for toddlers to tweens. The Company produces original content and licenses the rights to that content to a range of partners. Its licensees include companies to which the audio-visual rights are licensed for exhibition in various formats, such as Pay Television, Free or Broadcast Television, video-on-demand (VOD), subscription on demand (SVOD) and digital video discs/compact discs (DVDs/CDs), and companies that develop and distribute products based on its content within different product categories, such as toys, electronics, publishing, home goods, stationary and gifts.

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