Shares of XO Group Inc (NYSE:XOXO) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $19.38.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday. B. Riley reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 target price (up from $16.75) on shares of XO Group in a research report on Monday, October 30th. BidaskClub upgraded XO Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Roth Capital reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $20.50 target price on shares of XO Group in a research report on Thursday, October 12th.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in XOXO. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of XO Group during the 3rd quarter worth $132,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its position in shares of XO Group by 88.9% during the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 8,943 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $158,000 after buying an additional 4,209 shares during the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. bought a new stake in shares of XO Group during the 2nd quarter worth $302,000. Alliancebernstein L.P. bought a new stake in shares of XO Group during the 2nd quarter worth $319,000. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its position in shares of XO Group by 9.6% during the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 18,136 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $320,000 after buying an additional 1,593 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 84.43% of the company’s stock.

XO Group (NYSE XOXO) traded up $0.03 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $18.87. The stock had a trading volume of 31,505 shares, compared to its average volume of 82,317. The company has a market cap of $484.19, a P/E ratio of 57.18, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.56 and a beta of 0.92. XO Group has a 1 year low of $14.99 and a 1 year high of $20.99.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.02. The firm 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 was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.07 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that XO Group will post 0.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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