$0.18 Earnings Per Share Expected for XO Group, Inc. (XOXO) This Quarter

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Equities research analysts expect XO Group, Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) to report $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for XO Group’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.17 and the highest is $0.18. XO Group reported earnings of $0.13 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 38.5%. The business is expected to report its next earnings results on Tuesday, October 30th.

On average, analysts expect that XO Group will report full-year earnings of $0.65 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.63 to $0.68. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $0.75 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.72 to $0.81. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that cover XO Group.

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.19. XO Group had a net margin of 7.73% and a return on equity of 8.57%. The business had revenue of $43.15 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $42.85 million.

Several brokerages have commented on XOXO. ValuEngine raised shares of XO Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 26th. B. Riley cut shares of XO Group from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $32.00 to $35.00 in a research report on Wednesday, September 26th. Aegis reissued a “hold” rating and set a $34.00 price target on shares of XO Group in a research report on Thursday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, Roth Capital cut their price target on shares of XO Group from $29.00 to $26.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $31.50.

NYSE:XOXO traded up $0.20 on Friday, hitting $34.79. 536,725 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 206,913. XO Group has a 52 week low of $17.49 and a 52 week high of $35.83. The stock has a market capitalization of $893.23 million, a PE ratio of 89.21, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.52 and a beta of 0.85.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Advisors Preferred LLC acquired a new position in shares of XO Group during the 2nd quarter worth about $178,000. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of XO Group during the 2nd quarter worth about $182,000. ClariVest Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of XO Group during the 2nd quarter worth about $218,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in shares of XO Group during the 2nd quarter worth about $222,000. Finally, KBC Group NV acquired a new position in shares of XO Group during the 1st quarter worth about $230,000. 88.69% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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