Equities analysts expect Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) to announce earnings of $0.09 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Eight analysts have made estimates for Groupon’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.10 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.06. Groupon posted earnings of $0.07 per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 28.6%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, February 21st.

On average, analysts expect that Groupon will report full year earnings of $0.13 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.10 to $0.16. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $0.20 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.10 to $0.27. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Groupon.

Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The coupon company reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter. The business had revenue of $634.46 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $642.62 million. Groupon had a negative return on equity of 1.47% and a negative net margin of 2.97%. Groupon’s revenue was down 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.01) EPS.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $6.25 price target on shares of Groupon in a report on Tuesday. Vetr raised Groupon from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $6.79 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday. Wedbush reaffirmed a “positive” rating and set a $4.08 price objective (down previously from $4.50) on shares of Groupon in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Groupon in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Finally, Cowen raised Groupon from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $2.90 to $5.38 in a report on Monday, October 16th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.02.

Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) opened at $5.51 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a current ratio of 0.86. Groupon has a 1-year low of $2.90 and a 1-year high of $5.99.

In related news, CAO Brian Stevens sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.71, for a total value of $114,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now owns 222,354 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,269,641.34. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider James Sullivan sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.90, for a total transaction of $122,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 353,524 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,732,267.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 1,570,000 shares of company stock valued at $9,023,950 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 23.40% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. New York State Teachers Retirement System bought a new stake in shares of Groupon in the 3rd quarter valued at $122,000. Aperio Group LLC boosted its stake in Groupon by 4.6% in the 2nd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 28,844 shares of the coupon company’s stock worth $111,000 after purchasing an additional 1,268 shares during the period. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new position in Groupon in the 2nd quarter worth $116,000. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its stake in Groupon by 157.7% in the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 31,713 shares of the coupon company’s stock worth $122,000 after purchasing an additional 19,408 shares during the period. Finally, ProShare Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Groupon in the 2nd quarter worth $122,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 60.04% of the company’s stock.

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About Groupon

Groupon, Inc operates online local commerce marketplaces around the world that connect merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount. The Company operates through three segments: North America, which represents the United States and Canada; EMEA, which consists of Europe, and the Middle East and Africa, and the remainder of its international operations (Rest of World).

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