Analysts See $-0.12 EPS for Genius Brands International, Inc. (GNUS); Irobot (IRBT)’s Sentiment Is 1.04

April 22, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Irobot Corp (IRBT) investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.03, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. The ratio fall, as 105 investment professionals increased and started new equity positions, while 101 sold and reduced their equity positions in Irobot Corp. The investment professionals in our database reported: 23.67 million shares, up from 22.26 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Irobot Corp in top ten equity positions increased from 0 to 1 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 41 Reduced: 60 Increased: 68 New Position: 37.

Analysts expect Genius Brands International, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNUS) to report $-0.12 EPS on May, 21.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 53.85% from last quarter’s $-0.26 EPS. The stock decreased 0.65% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $3.08. About 5,863 shares traded. Genius Brands International, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNUS) has declined 29.67% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.22% the S&P500.

Genius Brands International, Inc., a content and brand management company, creates and licenses animated multimedia content for toddlers to tweens worldwide. The company has market cap of $25.27 million. The firm offers Thomas Edison's Secret Lab, a STEM comedy adventure series; Baby Genius, a catalogue of songs, music videos, and toys, which feature classic nursery rhymes, learning songs, classical music, holiday favorites, and others for toddlers; and Warren Buffet's Secret Millionaire's Club, an animated series for kids. It currently has negative earnings. It also develops and produces animated series, such as Llama Llama, SpacePop, Stan Lee's Cosmic Crusaders, and Rainbow Rangers.

Ratings analysis reveals 75% of iRobot’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating iRobot, 3 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $52.0 while the high is $65.0. The stock’s average target of $56.25 is -11.94% below today’s ($63.88) share price. IRBT was included in 4 notes of analysts from October 17, 2016. The rating was initiated by Dougherty & Company on Thursday, November 17 with “Buy”. Benchmark maintained the shares of IRBT in report on Monday, October 17 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, November 14 by Sidoti.

The stock increased 0.33% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $63.88. About 1.58M shares traded or 41.67% up from the average. iRobot Corporation (IRBT) has risen 4.44% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.11% the S&P500.

Vident Investment Advisory Llc holds 1.67% of its portfolio in iRobot Corporation for 484,539 shares. Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc. owns 45,600 shares or 1% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Armistice Capital Llc has 0.98% invested in the company for 128,000 shares. The Illinois-based Columbia Wanger Asset Management Llc has invested 0.67% in the stock. Canal Insurance Co, a South Carolina-based fund reported 21,500 shares.

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