Equities analysts expect XO Group, Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) to post earnings of $0.10 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for XO Group’s earnings. XO Group reported earnings per share of $0.07 in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 42.9%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings report on Wednesday, November 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that XO Group will report full year earnings of $0.36 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.32 to $0.42. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of $0.67 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.52 to $0.95. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow XO Group.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11. XO Group had a return on equity of 4.71% and a net margin of 4.55%. The firm had revenue of $42.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $41.51 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.14 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $16.75 target price on shares of XO Group in a research report on Sunday. BidaskClub cut XO Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Roth Capital set a $21.00 target price on XO Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, ValuEngine raised XO Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.15.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Mason Street Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of XO Group by 6.4% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 5,782 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 347 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its stake in XO Group by 88.9% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 8,943 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $158,000 after buying an additional 4,209 shares during the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its stake in XO Group by 1.0% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 10,100 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $174,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. First Quadrant L P CA purchased a new stake in XO Group during the second quarter valued at about $178,000. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new stake in XO Group during the first quarter valued at about $181,000. 83.50% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of XO Group (NYSE XOXO) traded down 0.91% on Thursday, hitting $18.55. The stock had a trading volume of 59,981 shares. XO Group has a 12 month low of $14.99 and a 12 month high of $20.99. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $17.94 and a 200-day moving average of $17.61. The stock has a market cap of $462.97 million, a PE ratio of 66.25 and a beta of 0.94.

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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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