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GRPN

Groupon

$4.43

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Bullish short-term play opened in Groupon

Bullish short-term play opened in Groupon. Shares flat at $4.43 and 10K May 4 puts trade at 18c along with 10K May 4.5 - 5 call spreads for 20c. The investor sold puts to buy the call spread, paying 2c, for five-weeks of upside exposure and into earnings 5/2. The position expresses confidence that shares won't fall 9.7% to less than $4 through the May expiration and offers a max payout of 48c if the stock rallies 12.9% to $5 or better. The stock down 10.9% since a 9.7% earnings gap move lower to $4.71 on 2/14/18 after the last profit report. 52-week high of $5.86 set in December and the low of $3.01 was recorded in May.

GRPN Groupon
$4.43

0.08 (1.84%)

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Piper Jaffray would be a buyer of Groupon on post-earnings pullback
Piper Jaffray analyst Sam Kemp said Groupon reported strong Q4 gross profit and EBITDA and he believes the lower than expected North America Local billing growth of 2.5% is largely explained by an accounting headwind created by the shift to Groupon+. His first take on the company's 2018 EBITDA guidance is that it implies a significant ramp in international marketing and "heavy levels of conservatism," said Kemp, who thinks the implied gross profit view is in line with consensus expectations. He would be a buyer of the stock on the pullback and maintains his Overweight rating and $6.25 price target on Groupon shares, which are down nearly 9% to $4.75 in early trading.
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Groupon upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley
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Target $4.4

Equal Weight
Morgan Stanley sees Groupon selloff as overdone, upgrades to Equal Weight
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley analyst Jonathan Lanterman upgraded Groupon to Equal Weight from Underweight, as he sees the stock being fairly valued with limited downside following the 20% selloff since its report of Q4 earnings. Lanterman has increased his 2018 adjusted EBITDA estimates by 2% and is now at the high end of the company's adjusted EBITDA guidance range, largely due to what he feels is more realistic SG&A modeling, he tells investors. He raised his price target on Groupon shares to $4.40 from $4.30.

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