Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Genius Brands International (GNUS) Stock Price

News stories about Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Genius Brands International earned a news sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1020418412476 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Several brokerages have commented on GNUS. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Genius Brands International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Genius Brands International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th. Finally, Westpark Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Genius Brands International in a research note on Thursday, November 16th.

Shares of Genius Brands International (GNUS) traded up $0.02 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $2.96. 7,200 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 28,965. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 2.13 and a quick ratio of 2.12. Genius Brands International has a 52 week low of $2.64 and a 52 week high of $6.60.

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

In other news, CEO Andrew A. Heyward acquired 7,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 9th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $3.39 per share, with a total value of $25,425.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Andy Heyward acquired 14,700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 12th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $3.52 per share, for a total transaction of $51,744.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders purchased 106,097 shares of company stock valued at $374,278. 60.00% of the stock is owned by company 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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