Parametrica Management Ltd grew its holdings in Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) by 26.4% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 73,789 shares of the coupon company’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,390 shares during the period. Parametrica Management Ltd’s holdings in Groupon were worth $376,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI increased its holdings in shares of Groupon by 8.1% in the 4th quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 398,588 shares of the coupon company’s stock valued at $2,033,000 after acquiring an additional 30,009 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its holdings in shares of Groupon by 61.4% in the 4th quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 52,136 shares of the coupon company’s stock valued at $266,000 after acquiring an additional 19,838 shares during the last quarter. Westpac Banking Corp increased its holdings in shares of Groupon by 41.9% in the 4th quarter. Westpac Banking Corp now owns 239,360 shares of the coupon company’s stock valued at $1,221,000 after acquiring an additional 70,690 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Groupon by 11.1% in the 4th quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 2,164,262 shares of the coupon company’s stock valued at $11,038,000 after acquiring an additional 216,603 shares during the last quarter. Finally, North Star Investment Management Corp. purchased a new position in shares of Groupon in the 4th quarter valued at about $153,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 60.03% of the company’s stock.

Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) opened at $5.31 on Friday. Groupon Inc has a 12 month low of $2.90 and a 12 month high of $5.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,965.12, a P/E ratio of -35.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 27.95 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a quick ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99.

Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The coupon company reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter. Groupon had a negative return on equity of 1.47% and a negative net margin of 2.97%. The company had revenue of $634.46 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $642.62 million. During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.01) EPS. The company’s revenue was down 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Groupon Inc will post -0.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Groupon from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $5.40 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Groupon from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded Groupon from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Vetr upgraded Groupon from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $6.79 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $6.25 price target on shares of Groupon in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.06.

In other news, CAO Brian Stevens sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.71, for a total value 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 approximately $1,269,641.34. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider James Sullivan sold 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.29, for a total value of $132,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 350,919 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,856,361.51. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 1,545,000 shares of company stock worth $8,901,450 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 23.40% of the company’s stock.

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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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