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New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/12/2012 -- Groupon Inc. ( NASDAQ:GRPN ) reported better-than-expected third quarter 2012 results with break-even earnings, which compared favorably with the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of a penny. Third quarter results improved considerably from a loss of 18 cents per share in the year-ago quarter. Revenue was up 32.2% year over year to $568.6 million, which missed the consensus mark. Region wise, revenue in North America shot up 80.5% year over year to $291.6 million. Groupon's international revenue increased 3.1% year over year to $277.0 million.The strong year-over-year revenue growth can be attributed to higher gross billing, which increased 5.0% year over year to $1.22 billion in the reported quarter. This year-over-year growth can be attributed to a steady increase in the number of active customers, which surpassed 39.5 million as of September 30, 2012.Groupon also gained strongly from an increasing number of transactions on mobile devices. In North America, approximately one-third of the total transactions were conducted on mobile during the reported quarter.A significant decline in marketing expenses, down 58.3% year over year to $71.0 million, helped Groupon to generate an operating profit of $27.9 million (including stock based compensation) compared to a loss of $5.0 million in the year-ago quarter.Region wise, operating income from North American operations increased 108% to $198.4 million. International operations reported an operating profit of $11.4 million compared with a loss of $20.5 million in the year-ago quarter.Groupon reported a net loss of $3.0 million compared with a net loss of $54.3 million in the third quarter of 2011.As of September 30, 2012, Groupon's cash and cash equivalent amounted to $1.20 billion and the company had no debt. Cash flow from operating activities was $42.1 million while free cash flow was $26.1 million at the end of the third quarter.
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Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLF) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Financial Select Sector Index (the Index). The Index includes companies from the following industries diversified financial services; insurance; commercial banks; capital markets; real estate investment trusts (REITs); consumer finance; thrifts and mortgage finance; and real estate management and development. The Fund’s investment advisor is SSgA Funds Management, Inc.XLF is +0.0218 - +0.14% from the previous close of $15.4782. It traded between $15.39 - 15.67 with total traded volume of 77198040 shares.At Current Market Price, XLF is in distance of -2.68% from its 50-day Moving Average price of $15.9271 and +3.29% from its 200-day Moving Average price of $15.0064.
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Investment analysts at UBS AG dropped their earnings per share estimates on shares of SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD) in a note issued to investors on Friday. The firm currently has a $6.00 target price of the company’s shares. SandRidge Energy traded down 7.21% on Friday, hitting $5.66. SandRidge Energy has a 1-year low of $5.55 and a 1-year high of $9.04. The company has a market cap of $2.609 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.71.SandRidge Energy last released its earnings data on Thursday, November 8th. The company reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $532.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $527.90 million. During the same quarter in 2011, the company posted $0.01 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 46.5% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that SandRidge Energy will post $0.10 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI +3.00%) rebounded in trading this past Friday. The stock rose 3% to finish the day $2.75 on volume of 64.33 million. Despite the gains, SIRI has fallen more than 2% in the last three trading sessions.
SIRI rebounded in trading after finding support at $2.65. The stock could face resistance at around $2.80. If it breaks through this level then a bullish trend will be established. The MACD histogram shows decreasing downward momentum. A strong bullish trend will be established once the stock's MACD crosses the signal line on the upside.
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