Wall Street analysts forecast that XO Group Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) will report earnings of $0.02 per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have made estimates for XO Group’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.01 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.03. XO Group posted earnings per share of $0.01 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 100%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, May 8th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that XO Group will report full-year earnings of $0.56 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.50 to $0.63. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $0.65 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.63 to $0.66. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover XO Group.

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XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The specialty retailer reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.03. XO Group had a net margin of 3.45% and a return on equity of 5.76%. The business had revenue of $42.33 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $41.41 million.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of XO Group from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Monday, April 9th. Aegis reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $25.00 price target (up from $23.00) on shares of XO Group in a research report on Monday, March 5th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $21.88.

XOXO traded up $0.27 during trading on Monday, hitting $21.25. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 57,867 shares, compared to its average volume of 121,555. XO Group has a one year low of $16.06 and a one year high of $22.54. The company has a market capitalization of $539.32, a PE ratio of 54.49, a PEG ratio of 2.51 and a beta of 0.77.

In other news, insider Iorio Nic Di sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.62, for a total value of $103,100.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 168,127 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,466,778.74. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director David Liu sold 275,465 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.38, for a total transaction of $5,613,976.70. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 493,375 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,054,982.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 6.99% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in XOXO. LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of XO Group by 643.0% in the fourth quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 6,122 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $113,000 after purchasing an additional 5,298 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of XO Group in the third quarter worth $132,000. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System purchased a new stake in shares of XO Group in the fourth quarter worth $192,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of XO Group in the fourth quarter worth $209,000. Finally, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of XO Group in the fourth quarter worth $236,000. 85.43% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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XO Group Company Profile

XO Group Inc provides multiplatform media and marketplace services to the wedding, pregnancy and parenting, and local entertainment markets primarily in the United States. It operates a network of Websites under various brands, including The Knot, which offers wedding resources and marketplaces through wedding Website and mobile apps, national and local wedding magazines, and nationally published books; and The Bump, a pregnancy and parenting brand that provides personalized information, content, and tools for navigating the journey from fertility to pregnancy and parenting through the toddler years.

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