Equities research analysts predict that Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) will post earnings of $0.18 per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Groupon’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.17 and the highest is $0.20. Groupon reported earnings of $0.10 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 80%. The business is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Tuesday, February 11th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Groupon will report full-year earnings of $0.24 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.23 to $0.25. For the next year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $0.29 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.26 to $0.31. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Groupon.

Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 4th. The coupon company reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.02. Groupon had a negative net margin of 2.21% and a positive return on equity of 9.21%. The company had revenue of $495.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $523.71 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.08 earnings per share. Groupon’s quarterly revenue was down 16.4% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several brokerages recently commented on GRPN. Wedbush set a $3.50 price target on shares of Groupon and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 27th. BidaskClub raised shares of Groupon from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 5th. ValuEngine upgraded Groupon from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 3rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut Groupon from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $3.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, November 6th. Finally, DA Davidson set a $5.00 price target on Groupon and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, September 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.70.

Shares of Groupon stock traded up $0.02 during trading on Friday, hitting $2.97. The stock had a trading volume of 16,492 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,356,797. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $2.92 and its 200-day simple moving average is $3.04. The stock has a market cap of $1.67 billion, a PE ratio of 32.50 and a beta of 1.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 1.02. Groupon has a 12 month low of $2.31 and a 12 month high of $3.98.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Aperio Group LLC boosted its stake in Groupon by 11.2% in the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 47,342 shares of the coupon company’s stock valued at $169,000 after acquiring an additional 4,766 shares during the last quarter. Weil Company Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Groupon by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter. Weil Company Inc. now owns 237,312 shares of the coupon company’s stock valued at $850,000 after acquiring an additional 5,000 shares in the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in shares of Groupon during the 2nd quarter valued at about $25,000. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its position in shares of Groupon by 1.2% in the third quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 704,025 shares of the coupon company’s stock worth $1,873,000 after purchasing an additional 8,409 shares during the last quarter. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its position in shares of Groupon by 3.3% in the second quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 362,992 shares of the coupon company’s stock worth $1,300,000 after purchasing an additional 11,500 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 69.93% of the company’s stock.

About Groupon

Groupon, Inc operates online local commerce marketplaces that connect merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount in North America and internationally. The company provides deals in various categories, including events and activities, beauty and spa, health and fitness, food and drink, home and garden, and automotive; and deals on various product lines, such as electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, toys, household items, and apparel, as well as discounted and market rates for hotel, airfare, and package deals.

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