Engineers Gate Manager LP Invests $1.52 Million in Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) Stock

Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new stake in Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 297,585 shares of the coupon company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,518,000. Engineers Gate Manager LP owned approximately 0.05% of Groupon as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Suntrust Banks Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Groupon by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 65,767 shares of the coupon company’s stock valued at $252,000 after acquiring an additional 1,272 shares in the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Groupon by 1.9% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 152,428 shares of the coupon company’s stock valued at $585,000 after acquiring an additional 2,911 shares in the last quarter. Balyasny Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Groupon by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Balyasny Asset Management LLC now owns 416,325 shares of the coupon company’s stock valued at $1,599,000 after acquiring an additional 5,821 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Groupon by 14.5% in the 2nd quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 58,487 shares of the coupon company’s stock valued at $225,000 after acquiring an additional 7,407 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Groupon by 45.3% in the 2nd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 47,264 shares of the coupon company’s stock valued at $181,000 after acquiring an additional 14,735 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 59.81% of the company’s stock.

Groupon Inc (GRPN) traded down $0.14 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $4.57. 15,393,400 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 10,626,375. The company has a market capitalization of $2,644.82, a PE ratio of 229.36, a PEG ratio of 24.79 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a current ratio of 0.95, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75. Groupon Inc has a 12-month low of $2.90 and a 12-month high of $5.99.

Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The coupon company reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.09 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $873.17 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $853.13 million. Groupon had a return on equity of 0.22% and a net margin of 0.49%. Groupon’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.07 EPS. analysts expect that Groupon Inc will post 0.03 EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on GRPN shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their target price on shares of Groupon from $6.00 to $5.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday. Goldman Sachs Group set a $4.80 target price on shares of Groupon and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday. Morgan Stanley set a $4.30 target price on shares of Groupon and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Groupon from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Groupon from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.06.

In other news, CAO Brian Stevens sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.71, for a total transaction of $114,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 222,354 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,269,641.34. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Eric P. Lefkofsky sold 1,500,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.77, for a total transaction of $8,655,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 23.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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