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Groupon, Inc. (GRPN) Insider DROBNY DANE A sold 24,921 Shares Of Stock

Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) has seen its stock price gain 0.15, or +2.94%, so far in 2017. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of GRPN have appreciated +0.42 – or +8.70%. The stock’s 52-week range is $2.90 to $5.99, and its 3-month range is $4.49 to $5.99.

The average Wall Street analyst rating for Groupon, Inc. is Hold, according to the average of 14 analyst scores. Of those analysts, 3 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 7 rate it as Hold, and just 2 analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell.

Insider Trading Activity for Groupon, Inc.

Taking a look at insider trading at Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) can give useful insight into how the stock is performing. Groupon, Inc. has had 15 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 0 open market buys and 15 sells. Of those insider trades, 0 shares of Groupon, Inc. were purchased and 3.8 million shares were sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 3.8 million.

Insider trading over the last 12 months, however, paints a different picture. In the last year there have been a total of 85 insider trades, including 18 open market buys and 67 sells. Of those transactions, there were 8.67 million shares of GRPN bought and 39.02 million shares sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 47.69 million.

The most recent open market insider trade was Disposition (Non Open Market) of 18,211 shares on a day where the closing price was 5.28. The insider, SULLIVAN JAMES, now holds 367,608 shares of GRPN.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by DROBNY DANE A on 01/07/2018, and was a disposition of 24,921 shares with a final price of $5.23. The insider now holds 515,281 shares of Groupon, Inc. (GRPN).

Examining Institutional Ownership at Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN)

According to Groupon, Inc.’s latest 13F filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), institutional ownership is at 60.03%. The total amount of shares outstanding is 546.65 million, giving the company a market capitalization of about 2.87 billion.

There are 213 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 335.22 million shares in total. Of those holders, 73 had increased positions amounting to 55.83 million shares, 105 had decreased positions amounting to 32.76 million shares, and 35 holders have a held position accounting for 246.62 million shares.

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: FMR LLC with 76.69 million shares, VANGUARD GROUP INC with 33.03 million shares, ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD with 32.97 million shares, BLACKROCK INC. with 21.93 million shares, and CITADEL ADVISORS LLC with 13.43 million shares.

According to Groupon, Inc. (GRPN) most recent 13F filing, the company has 35 new institutional holders – accounting for 34.76 million shares of its common stock. There were 37 sold out positions, amounting to 17.92 million shares.

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