Genius Brands International (GNUS) Upgraded to “Sell” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning.

A number of other analysts have also recently commented on GNUS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Genius Brands International from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $3.50 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Westpark Capital restated an outperform rating and issued a $7.00 price objective on shares of Genius Brands International in a research report on Thursday, September 7th.

Shares of Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) opened at $2.96 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.13, a quick ratio of 2.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. Genius Brands International has a 1 year low of $2.64 and a 1 year high of $6.60.

Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 15th. The company reported ($0.20) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate 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 business had revenue of $0.26 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $0.19 million. research analysts expect that Genius Brands International will post -0.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CEO Andy Heyward bought 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, October 13th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $3.53 per share, for a total transaction of $88,250.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Andrew A. Heyward bought 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on 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. In the last 90 days, insiders purchased 106,097 shares of company stock valued at $374,278. 60.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Genius Brands International stock. Bard Associates Inc. boosted its position in shares of 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 and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 634,603 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,550 shares during the period. Genius Brands International comprises 1.0% of Bard Associates Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 29th largest position. Bard Associates Inc.’s holdings in Genius Brands International were worth $2,170,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 11.26% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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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