Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday.

According to Zacks, “Genius Brands International, Inc. is a multimedia content and brand management company. It provides entertaining and enriching content and products for toddlers to Tweens. The Company’s portfolio includes Baby Genius, Secret Lab, Kid Genius, Mighty 7, Stan Lee Comics and Secret Millionaires Club, Llama Llama and a tween adventure series, Space Pop. Genius Brands International, Inc. is headquartered in Beverly Hills, USA. “

A number of other research analysts have also recently weighed in on GNUS. Westpark Capital restated a buy rating on shares of Genius Brands International in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Genius Brands International from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st.

Genius Brands International (NASDAQ GNUS) traded up $0.05 on Tuesday, hitting $3.01. 52,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 56,120. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a quick ratio of 2.12 and a current ratio of 2.13. Genius Brands International has a 52 week low of $2.01 and a 52 week high of $6.06. The stock has a market cap of $22.22, a PE ratio of -2.64 and a beta of -105.30.

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

In related news, CEO Andy Heyward purchased 8,897 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 19th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $3.44 per share, for a total transaction of $30,605.68. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 60.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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