Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN): Negative Stock Sentiment

July 17, 2017 - By Richard Conner

 Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN): Negative Stock Sentiment

Sentiment for Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN)

Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q4 2016. Its down -0.12, from 0.91 in 2016Q3. The ratio has dropped, as 77 funds increased and started new stock positions, while 97 cut down and sold their holdings in Groupon Inc. The funds in our partner’s database now own: 273.79 million shares, down from 295.52 million shares in 2016Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Groupon Inc in their top 10 stock positions decreased from 3 to 2 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 33 Reduced: 64 Increased: 44 New Position: 33.

Groupon, Inc. operates online local commerce marketplaces around the world that connect merchants to clients by offering goods and services at a discount. The company has market cap of $2.20 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: 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 activities . It currently has negative earnings. It offers goods and services in three primary categories: Local Deals (Local), Groupon Goods (Goods) and Groupon Getaways (Travel).

About 3.42M shares traded. Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) has declined 2.35% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.05% the S&P500.

Wall Street await Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) to release earnings on July, 26. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $-0.04, up exactly $0.02 or 33.33 % from 2014’s $-0.06 EPS. After posting $-0.02 EPS for the previous quarter, Groupon Inc’s analysts now forecast 100.00 % negative EPS growth.

Nea Management Company Llc holds 2.65% of its portfolio in Groupon Inc for 20.08 million shares. Dgh Investments Inc. owns 929,532 shares or 2.44% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Lesa Sroufe & Co has 1.71% invested in the company for 589,060 shares. The Netherlands-based Alpinvest Partners B.V. has invested 1.69% in the stock. Allen Operations Llc, a New York-based fund reported 336,876 shares.#img1#

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 sales for $2.60 million activity.

Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 37% of Groupon Inc’s analysts are positive. Out of 19 Wall Street analysts rating Groupon Inc, 7 give it “Buy”, 2 “Sell” rating, while 10 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $2.25 while the high is $8. The stock’s average target of $4.39 is 13.44% above today’s ($3.87) share price. GRPN was included in 44 notes of analysts from August 5, 2015. The company was initiated on Thursday, September 29 by Boenning & Scattergood. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Monday, May 2 by RBC Capital Markets. On Wednesday, November 4 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral”. As per Wednesday, September 14, the company rating was initiated by Loop Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 10 by Brean Capital. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Tuesday, January 3 by RBC Capital Markets. Macquarie Research maintained Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) on Friday, April 15 with “Outperform” rating. On Monday, August 10 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. As per Monday, October 17, the company rating was upgraded by Wedbush. The stock of Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 29 by B. Riley & Co.

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