Genius Brands International (GNUS) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a $3.25 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 7.97% from the stock’s previous close.

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 firms have also weighed in on GNUS. ValuEngine raised Genius Brands International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Westpark Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Genius Brands International in a report on Thursday, November 16th.

Genius Brands International (NASDAQ GNUS) opened at $3.01 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 2.13, a quick ratio of 2.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. The firm has a market capitalization of $21.86, a PE ratio of -2.64 and a beta of -105.30. Genius Brands International has a twelve month low of $2.01 and a twelve month high of $6.06.

Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) last posted its 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 business had revenue of $0.26 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $0.19 million. Genius Brands International had a negative return on equity of 49.40% and a negative net margin of 642.35%. equities research analysts expect that Genius Brands International will post -0.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Genius Brands International news, CEO Andy Heyward acquired 8,897 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 19th. The stock was bought at an average price of $3.44 per share, with a total value of $30,605.68. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 60.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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