Media headlines about XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. XO Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.4318555851112 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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XOXO traded up $0.45 on Tuesday, reaching $21.70. 16,025 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 120,061. The company has a market cap of $539.32, a PE ratio of 55.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.51 and a beta of 0.77. XO Group has a twelve month low of $16.06 and a twelve month high of $22.54.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The specialty retailer reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $42.33 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $41.41 million. XO Group had a net margin of 3.45% and a return on equity of 5.76%. analysts expect that XO Group will post 0.56 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. TheStreet downgraded shares of XO Group from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of XO Group in a research note on Saturday, January 13th. ValuEngine raised shares of XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Aegis reissued a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 target price (up previously from $23.00) on shares of XO Group in a research report on Monday, March 5th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. XO Group presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $21.88.

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

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About XO Group

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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