Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Groupon (GRPN) Share Price

Headlines about Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Groupon earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the coupon company an impact score of 44.3475382019867 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of GRPN opened at $4.68 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,543.74, a price-to-earnings ratio of -156.00, a PEG ratio of 20.33 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a current ratio of 0.95. Groupon has a 1 year low of $2.90 and a 1 year high of $5.99.

Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The coupon company reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $873.17 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $853.13 million. Groupon had a net margin of 0.49% and a return on equity of 0.22%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.07 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Groupon will post 0.03 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Groupon from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. BidaskClub upgraded Groupon from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $4.30 price target on shares of Groupon in a report on Thursday, February 15th. JPMorgan Chase dropped their price target on Groupon from $6.00 to $5.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Goldman Sachs upgraded Groupon from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $5.40 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.06.

In other news, Director Eric P. Lefkofsky sold 1,500,000 shares of Groupon stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.60, for a total value of $6,900,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CAO Brian Stevens sold 15,000 shares of Groupon stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.61, for a total value of $69,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 232,751 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,072,982.11. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 23.40% of the company’s stock.

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Groupon Company Profile

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, jewelries, toys, household items, and apparel, as well as provides discounted and market rates for hotel, airfare, and package deals.

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