Genius Brands International (GNUS) Rating Increased to Sell at ValuEngine

Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on GNUS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Genius Brands International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.50 target price for the company in a report on Friday, September 29th. Westpark Capital reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $7.00 target price on shares of Genius Brands International in a report on Thursday, September 7th.

Genius Brands International (GNUS) traded down $0.03 on Friday, reaching $2.94. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,323 shares, compared to its average volume of 39,164. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 2.13 and a quick ratio of 2.12. Genius Brands International has a 52 week low of $2.64 and a 52 week high of $6.60.

Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 15th. The company reported ($0.20) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.26) by $0.06. Genius Brands International had a negative return on equity of 49.40% and a negative net margin of 642.35%. The company had revenue of $0.26 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $0.19 million. sell-side analysts forecast that Genius Brands International will post -0.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CEO Andy Heyward bought 14,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 12th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $3.52 per share, for a total transaction of $51,744.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Andrew A. Heyward bought 7,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 9th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $3.39 per share, with a total value of $25,425.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought a total of 106,097 shares of company stock valued at $374,278 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 60.00% of the company’s stock.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Genius Brands International stock. Bard Associates Inc. boosted its stake in Genius Brands International, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNUS) by 1.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 634,603 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,550 shares during the quarter. Genius Brands International comprises about 1.0% of Bard Associates Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 29th largest holding. Bard Associates Inc.’s holdings in Genius Brands International were worth $2,170,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Institutional investors own 11.26% of the company’s stock.

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About Genius Brands International

Genius Brands International, Inc is a content and brand management company. The Company provides entertaining and enriching content and products with a purpose for toddlers to tweens. The Company produces original content and licenses the rights to that content to a range of partners. Its licensees include companies to which the audio-visual rights are licensed for exhibition in various formats, such as Pay Television, Free or Broadcast Television, video-on-demand (VOD), subscription on demand (SVOD) and digital video discs/compact discs (DVDs/CDs), and companies that develop and distribute products based on its content within different product categories, such as toys, electronics, publishing, home goods, stationary and gifts.

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