XO Group (XOXO) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Press coverage about XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. XO Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44.8979195058313 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Roth Capital reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $20.50 price target on shares of XO Group in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. B. Riley boosted their price target on XO Group from $16.75 to $19.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub raised XO Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, ValuEngine raised XO Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.50.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) traded up $0.36 during trading on Friday, hitting $18.73. The stock had a trading volume of 173,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 105,894. The company has a market capitalization of $472.11, a price-to-earnings ratio of 49.65, a PEG ratio of 3.79 and a beta of 0.91. XO Group has a twelve month low of $14.99 and a twelve month high of $20.99.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $40.24 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $40.58 million. XO Group had a return on equity of 5.55% and a net margin of 5.35%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.07 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that XO Group will post 0.32 EPS for the current year.

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About XO Group

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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