Somewhat Critical Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect XO Group (XOXO) Stock Price

News headlines about XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) have been trending somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. 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 coverage optimism score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.4871181834109 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) traded down 3.21% during trading on Thursday, hitting $19.92. 87,384 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $19.22 and a 200-day moving average of $17.93. The firm has a market capitalization of $497.16 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 71.14 and a beta of 0.96. XO Group has a 1-year low of $14.99 and a 1-year high of $20.99.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11. XO Group had a net margin of 4.55% and a return on equity of 4.71%. The company had revenue of $42.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $41.51 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.14 earnings per share. XO Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that XO Group will post $0.33 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of analysts have commented on XOXO shares. ValuEngine raised shares of XO Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. BidaskClub lowered shares of 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 shares of XO Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $16.75 target price on shares of XO Group in a report on Sunday, August 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. XO Group presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.05.

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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 Incorporated (GigMasters).

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