Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) Downgraded by Barrington Research to Market Perform

Barrington Research downgraded shares of Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a report issued on Tuesday, January 2nd, MarketBeat reports.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the company. Bank of America set a $7.00 target price on Sirius XM and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Royal Bank of Canada began coverage on Sirius XM in a research note on Friday, September 15th. They issued a sector perform rating and a $6.00 price objective on the stock. Pivotal Research restated a buy rating and issued a $6.80 price objective (up from $6.25) on shares of Sirius XM in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $7.00 price target on Sirius XM and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Gabelli upped their price target on Sirius XM from $4.75 to $6.10 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Sirius XM presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $5.94.

Shares of Sirius XM (NASDAQ SIRI) opened at $5.48 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -6.41, a current ratio of 0.19 and a quick ratio of 0.18. The stock has a market cap of $25,277.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.56, a P/E/G ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 1.12. Sirius XM has a 52-week low of $4.52 and a 52-week high of $5.89.

Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $1.38 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.37 billion. Sirius XM had a net margin of 16.71% and a negative return on equity of 93.51%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.04 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Sirius XM will post 0.19 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CEO James E. Meyer sold 172,704 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.68, for a total value of $980,958.72. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 3,377,085 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $19,181,842.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Patrick L. Donnelly sold 1,374,479 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.70, for a total value of $7,834,530.30. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 227,430 shares in the company, valued at $1,296,351. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.06% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Broadleaf Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Sirius XM during the fourth quarter valued at $3,353,000. DnB Asset Management AS boosted its position in shares of Sirius XM by 23.8% during the fourth quarter. DnB Asset Management AS now owns 237,015 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,270,000 after buying an additional 45,600 shares during the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new position in Sirius XM in the third quarter worth about $330,000. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its position in Sirius XM by 9.6% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 4,167,432 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,004,000 after purchasing an additional 365,532 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its position in Sirius XM by 19.7% in the third quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 71,241 shares of the company’s stock worth $393,000 after purchasing an additional 11,726 shares during the last quarter. 19.57% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Sirius XM Company Profile

Sirius XM Radio Inc broadcasts its music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic and weather channels in the United States on a subscription fee basis through its two satellite radio systems. Subscribers can also receive certain of its music and other channels over the Internet, including through applications for mobile devices.

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