Investor’s Alert: Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN), Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EEM)

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014

Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) plans to invest heavily in marketing as it strives to reach as many consumers as possible to strengthen its sales. The Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) plans to invest $45 million to build on the growth that was reported in the fourth quarter of F2013, the company also expects EBITDA earnings for F2014 to be slightly above those of F2013.  Groupon Inc NASDAQ:GRPN) stock opened at $8.53 in last session, and closed at $8.52, while the day range of GRPN stock is $8.43-$8.73.The stock showed a negative weekly performance of -17.12%.

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) on Thursday reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit, sending shares up nearly 6 percent in pre-market trading. The retailer issued fourth quarter earnings of $310 million, or 88 cents a share, compared to a net loss of $461 million, or $1.36 a share, a year earlier. Wall Street had expected Best Buy to post a profit of $1.01 a share, according to analysts polled by Reuters. Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY)  stock opened at $27.70, in last session and closed at $25.57, by loosed -0.97%.The 52 week range was $15.75-$44.66.Company’s market capitalization is $8.85 billion.

Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) calls outstripped puts by a more than eight-fold margin yesterday, and nine of the 10 most active strikes were calls. One notable option was the social gaming company’s weekly 2/28 5-strike call, where more than 4,622 contracts changed hands — 77% at the ask price, suggesting they were bought. Implied volatility gained 8.4 percentage points, and open interest added 2,337 contracts overnight — the most of any ZNGA strike — hinting at freshly bought bullish bets.  Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) stock loosed -0.57% and finished the last session at $5.21.The EPS of the stock remained -0.05.Company’s market capitalization is $4.25 billion.

On Wednesday, the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWW) lost 1.8% on above average volume, extending its year-to-date loss to 9.5%, or nearly 300 basis points worse than the iShares Latin American 40 ETF (NYSEArca: ILF). From a fundamental perspective, EWW arguably should not be behaving this poorly and lagging ILF and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) by such wide margins. Earlier this month, Moody’s Investors Service raised Mexico’s credit rating to A3, or upper medium investment grade and one rung higher than at Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s, but since Feb. 5, EWW is off nearly 5%.[South of the Border Slide for Mexico ETF]. iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EEM)  stock opened the session at $39.39, and closed the session at $39.75.The 52 week range of the EEM stock remained $36.16-$44.27 and the day range was $39.28-$39.82.

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