Media stories about Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Genius Brands International earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.6234606813769 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- BRIEF-Anson Funds Management Reports 5.1 Pct Passive Stake In Genius Brands – SEC Filing (uk.reuters.com)
- Genius Brands International Launches Second Children’s Content Destination on Xfinity on Demand Platform With Baby Genius® (culthub.com)
- Genius Brands International Launches Second Children’s Content Destination on Xfinity on Demand Platform With Baby Genius® (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks: Genius Brands International, Inc. (GNUS) Given $7.50 Consensus Price Target by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Genius Brands appoints master publishing partner for Rainbow Rangers (licensing.biz)
Shares of Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) traded down $0.05 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $2.68. 60,700 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 30,771. Genius Brands International has a one year low of $2.01 and a one year high of $6.60. The company has a quick ratio of 2.12, a current ratio of 2.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24.
GNUS has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Genius Brands International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. ValuEngine raised shares of Genius Brands International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Westpark Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Genius Brands International in a research note on Thursday, November 16th.
In other Genius Brands International news, CEO Andrew A. Heyward purchased 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 9th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $3.39 per share, with a total value of $25,425.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Andy Heyward purchased 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 13th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $3.53 per share, with a total value of $88,250.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders acquired 106,097 shares of company stock valued at $374,278. 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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