Groupon Stock Gaps Up On Today's Open (GRPN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Groupon (Nasdaq: GRPN) were gapping up Thursday morning with an open price 14% higher than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $5.59 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $6.37.

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The average volume for Groupon has been 17.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Groupon has a market cap of $3.55 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 10.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Groupon, Inc. operates as a local commerce marketplace that connects merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount in North America and internationally. The company also offers deals on products for which it acts as the merchant of record.

TheStreet Ratings rates Groupon as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Groupon Ratings Report.

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