Groupon, Inc.

  • Can Facebook Gain From Testing Mobile Payment Arena?

    By Chris Moore - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, FB, GOOG, GRPN, PAY

    You can’t accuse Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) of just resting on its heels, the company just confirmed yet another new product, this time a mobile payment service. In a report from AllThingsD, the company confirmed that it was preparing to test a mobile payment service that allows purchases to be made with just a Facebook login. This isn’t the first time Facebook has tried to get a slice of more »

  • How is a New CEO, a Buyback Program, and a Few News Tricks, Working for This Company?

    By Mike Thiessen - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: FB, GRPN, OPEN

    It is often said that the fast-moving social media landscape behaves like the weather in San Francisco: If it's foggy and gray one moment, wait five minutes for sunshine and warmth. Although Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is actually based in Chicago, it is nevertheless Exhibit A for this increasingly relevant truism. In late 2012, the company appeared to be on the ropes. Beset by cratering earnings figures and a rudderless more »

  • Can Groupon Keep the Growth Going?

    By Diane Alter - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: FB, GOOG, GRPN

    For investors who bought shares in the online daily deals site Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) prior to second quarter earnings, they certainly got a deal.

    Shares soared some 22% following its second quarter earnings release and the announcement of interim CEO Eric Lefkofsky as permanent CEO. It was indeed an impressive one-day gain for the struggling company, but it’s way too early to call Groupon a true turnaround story. “I more »

  • Is It Time to Buy These Post-Earning Movers?

    By Brian Nichols - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: GRPN, OWW, SSYS, WAGE

    We saw some massive post-earning moves last week, but are these moves justified, and is there more upside ahead? Sure, earnings can reverse the trend of a stock or push a momentum stock even higher, but sometimes these moves can be a trap. Therefore, let’s take a look at four of these controversial movers.

    Back From the Dead

    When 2013 began, many thought that Orbitz (NYSE: OWW) had lost more »

  • Can These 2 Companies Grow in the Shadow of Google and Facebook?

    By Leo Sun - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: FB, GOOG, GRPN, YELP

    It wasn’t that long ago when all hope seemed lost for daily deals site Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) and local recommendations site Yelp (NYSE: YELP). Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) had introduced new features that threatened to undermine their very existence. Google integrated its “Places” feature directly into Google Maps, and introduced a Groupon-like daily deals service, Google Offers. Not to be left behind by its nemesis, Facebook more »

  • 3 Questions for Groupon's New CEO

    By John McKenna - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: GRPN, YELP, ZNGA

    Struggling coupon giant Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), made headlines by promoting Eric Lefkofsky to the role of CEO, replacing the ousted Andrew Mason. This gave Groupon a post earnings boost, with the share price jumping 19%, as well as a $300 million share buyback. For some, this bit of positive news can be seen as a start of Groupon’s recovery after two brutal post-IPO years, but new competition, and recent more »

  • Slashed to Size, Groupon Finally Ready to Make Investors Money

    By Ian Finney - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: FB, GRPN

    Groupon debuted at $20 a share with its 2011 IPO. After the excitement wore off and revenues failed to meet expectations, Groupon finds itself sitting at a measly $7.50 a share. Trading at a mere shell of its initial price, Groupon is finally ready to make investors’ money. Here are the three reasons why:

    #1 Groupon’s woes

    Groupon’s (NASDAQ: GRPN) initial price of $20 came at six more »

  • Can Groupon Now Move Forward?

    By Adam Grunwerg - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: GRPN

    The struggling internet deals specialist, Groupon, received a well-needed boost last week after it published its second quarter earnings for 2013 which were better-than-expected. Following this positive development, the firm witnessed its shares surge by over 20% towards the end of last week.

    Prior to this event, many analysts had become seriously concerned about whether Groupon would match the fanfare and expectations that surrounded its Initial Public Offering in late more »

  • Could New J.C. Penney CEO Turn Company Around?

    By Stephanie Faris - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: GRPN, JCP, SHLD

    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) is at an uncertain time in its history, with many resigned to the fact that the retailer is simply a leftover remnant of a bygone era. The return of retired CEO Myron (Mike) Ullman as interim chief brought new hope to the company, undoing the damage done by Ron Johnson's attempt to give the company a younger image. For a while it looked hopeful more »

  • Second Quarter Surprises Send Shares Soaring

    By Nathaniel Matherson - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: GRPN, MDLZ, TSLA

    As earnings season draws to a close, the excitement surrounding remains alive and well. Following the market close on Wednesday a number of large companies reported market-moving earnings results. In this article I would like to give investors the key metrics from the results, while providing forward-looking guidance for the remainder of the year.

    Oh wait, profitability matters?

    Shares of Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) traded higher by more than 25% early more »

  • Three Questions for Groupon's New CEO

    By John McKenna - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: GRPN, YELP, ZNGA

    Struggling coupon giant Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), made headlines this week by promoting Eric Lefkofsky to the role of CEO, replacing the ousted Andrew Mason. This gave Groupon a post earnings boost, with the share price jumping 19%, as well as a $300 million share buyback. For some, this bit of positive news can be seen as a start of Groupon’s recovery after two brutal post-IPO years, but new competition more »

  • Amazon’s Brilliant New Strategy

    By Marie Palumbo - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, GRPN, WMT

    Quick! What’s the first word that comes to mind when I say “Amazon.com?” Perhaps books, electronics, or DVDs. How about groceries? Yeah, that wasn’t my first thought either.

    But believe it or not, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is a player in the online grocery delivery business. In fact, AmazonFresh has been operating under the radar in Seattle for almost six years. Recently, Amazon expanded the business to the more »

  • A resurgent AOL

    By Anurag Singal - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: AOL, GOOG, GRPN, YHOO

    AOL Inc's (NYSE: AOL) Q2 earnings gave market participants a lot of reasons to cheer. Riding high on strong earnings, the online media and brand company announced an ambitious $405 million acquisition of the ad platform vendor Adap.TV. Shrinking revenues from the traditional subscription business has made the foray into the ‘ad-run content’ business, a strategic necessity

    Quarter Recap

    In the corresponding quarter last year, AOL had a more »

  • Are Online Coupons Making a Comeback?

    By Adam Beaty - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: GRPN, SALE

    Are online coupons and deals making a comeback?  Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) just reported a year-over-year growth of 30% in North America on a reduced marketing effort. 

    RetailMeNot (NASDAQ: SALE) is also in the business of giving online discounts.  Now, there business model does differ from Groupon.  First, they do not depend on consumers for their income.  Consumers go to their website to receive online codes to use on partnership’s more »

  • Why Amazon Is Still Struggling in India and China

    By Ashit Gulati - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, GRPN

    The recent Eurozone crisis, despite ECB’s easing of the monetary policy, has failed to bolster growth in the European markets, resulting in a slowdown of consumption across European countries.

    This has prompted several retailers such as Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), that dominate the e-commerce space, to look at emerging markets like India, China, and Brazil. The fast growing economy, coupled with a rising middle class and disposable income, has encouraged more »

  • Groupon Is Going to Be Back With a Bang

    By Tanya Kanodia - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, GRPN

    Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) provides online retail services and is a global leader in the local e-commerce industry. The stock lost more than 70% in value from its IPO price of $20 in November 2011. The deals site has booked a profit just once since going public and is facing challenges to increase sales in line with the market expectations. However, I urge investors not to write off the stock from more »

  • 3 Friday Upgrades: What Do These Analysts See?

    By Brian Nichols - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: GRPN, LNKD, YELP

    On Friday, analysts upgraded three of the more controversial stocks in the market. These stocks have all seen massive gains in 2013. With that said, why upgrade now?

    Does Growth Warrant Valuation?

    LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) soared 10.6% to new highs on Friday, despite showing further signs of decelerating year-over-year revenue growth. The company posted a strong quarter that met expectations, but guidance was soft.

    Cantor was one of three more »

  • This Company Saves You Time and Money on Your Online Purchases

    By Mark Lin - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: GRPN, AWAY, SALE

    You are not alone if you have transitioned from cutting discount coupons from newspapers to searching for them online for your e-commerce activities. This has, in turn, spawned an entirely new business of websites offering digital coupons. RetailMeNot (NASDAQ: SALE), the operator of the largest digital coupon websites in the U.S. and the U.K., has emerged as one of the big winners riding on this trend.

    Beneficiary of more »

  • Groupon: More Room to Run?

    By Ishfaque Faruk - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, GRPN, YELP

    Daily deals pioneer, Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is increasingly becoming more of an e-commerce company, compared to its core e-mail deals business. The company has undergone a number of changes in its business model, changed its management and founder CEO, and has developed a very strong position in mobile. The recent changes in the company’s business saw renewed optimism surrounding Groupon’s stock price, which is up more than 83 more »

  • Why Online Dining Is Not So Hot

    By Adrian Campos - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: GRPN, OPEN, YELP

    What do Yelp (NYSE: YELP), OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN) and Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) have in common? Well, in various degrees, all of these companies have exposure to the online dining segment. At first glance, this market looks highly attractive. At least in America, it seems that more users are using the Internet and apps to make their online reservations, read restaurant reviews and earn points for free meals. 

    Attracted by the more »

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