Genius Brands International, Inc. (GNUS) Given Consensus Rating of “Strong Buy” by Analysts

Shares of Genius Brands International, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNUS) have been assigned an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Brokers have set a 1-year consensus target price of $7.50 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.17 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Genius Brands International an industry rank of 218 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

GNUS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Genius Brands International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. ValuEngine upgraded Genius Brands International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Westpark Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Genius Brands International in a research note on Thursday, November 16th.

In other Genius Brands International news, CEO Andrew A. Heyward acquired 7,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 9th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $3.39 per share, with a total value of $25,425.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Andy Heyward acquired 8,897 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 19th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $3.44 per share, with a total value of $30,605.68. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders acquired 106,097 shares of company stock valued at $374,278. Corporate insiders own 60.00% of the company’s stock.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Genius Brands International stock. Bard Associates Inc. grew its holdings in Genius Brands International, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNUS) by 1.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 634,603 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 6,550 shares during the period. Genius Brands International accounts for about 1.0% of Bard Associates Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 29th biggest holding. Bard Associates Inc.’s holdings in Genius Brands International were worth $2,170,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 11.26% of the company’s stock.

Genius Brands International (NASDAQ GNUS) opened at $2.78 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.12, a current ratio of 2.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. Genius Brands International has a one year low of $2.01 and a one year high of $6.60.

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

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Genius Brands International Company Profile

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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