Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Genius Brands International (GNUS) Share Price

News headlines about Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Genius Brands International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1358281365328 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Genius Brands International (GNUS) traded up $0.07 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $2.85. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 912 shares, compared to its average volume of 46,535. Genius Brands International has a 52-week low of $2.64 and a 52-week high of $6.64. 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 (NASDAQ:GNUS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 15th. The company reported ($0.20) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.26) by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $0.26 million for 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%. research analysts forecast that Genius Brands International will post -0.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have commented on GNUS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Genius Brands International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.50 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Westpark Capital restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $7.00 target price on shares of Genius Brands International in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Genius Brands International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, September 11th.

In related news, CEO Andy Heyward purchased 8,897 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 19th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $3.44 per share, with a total value of $30,605.68. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Andrew A. Heyward purchased 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 9th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $3.39 per share, for a total transaction of $25,425.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired a total of 106,097 shares of company stock worth $374,278 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 60.00% of the company’s stock.

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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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