XO Group, Inc. (XOXO) Position Reduced by Citadel Advisors LLC
Citadel Advisors LLC trimmed its position in shares of XO Group, Inc. (NYSE:XOXO) by 14.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 62,608 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 10,815 shares during the quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC owned about 0.24% of XO Group worth $1,231,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in XOXO. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new position in XO Group during the 3rd quarter valued at about $132,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its stake in XO Group by 88.9% during the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 8,943 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $158,000 after acquiring an additional 4,209 shares during the period. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. bought a new position in XO Group during the 2nd quarter valued at about $302,000. Alliancebernstein L.P. bought a new position in XO Group during the 2nd quarter valued at about $319,000. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in XO Group by 9.6% during the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 18,136 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $320,000 after acquiring an additional 1,593 shares during the period. 84.43% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Shares of XO Group, Inc. (XOXO) traded down $0.25 on Thursday, reaching $18.37. 51,200 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 105,607. XO Group, Inc. has a twelve month low of $14.99 and a twelve month high of $20.99. The stock has a market cap of $478.54, a price-to-earnings ratio of 50.32, a P/E/G ratio of 3.84 and a beta of 0.91.
XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.02. XO Group had a net margin of 5.35% and a return on equity of 5.55%. The business had revenue of $40.24 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $40.58 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.07 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that XO Group, Inc. will post 0.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several brokerages have recently weighed in on XOXO. BidaskClub upgraded shares of XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. B. Riley reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective (up previously from $16.75) on shares of XO Group in a research note on Monday, October 30th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of XO Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of XO Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Roth Capital reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $20.50 price objective on shares of XO Group in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.50.
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XO Group Company Profile
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 GigMasters.com Incorporated (GigMasters).
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