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Some Stock Investors Not Seeing Anticipated Returns From Groupon

     
1:42 pm on Aug 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I suspect they expected too much from the stock, imho.

Some Stock Investors Not Seeing Anticipated Returns From Groupon [online.wsj.com]
At least four Groupon investors who held stock in the daily-deals company before it went public have sold or significantly pared back their holdings in recent months. Since its initial public offering in November, Groupon has shed more than three-quarters of its stock-market value, or about $10 billion.

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very low barrier to entry market, novelty wearing off, plenty of time for suppliers to work out the profitability the business model for them
curious market, was interested once, long before i heard about groupon, ,,
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Groupon the company may have some viability moving forward but to date its only purpose was to fleece investors and cash out the investment banks (usual suspects).
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No, I don't think it's as bad as some publications say. It's just that folks expected massive returns. They have to expect smaller returns over longer periods of time.
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It's just that folks expected massive returns. They have to expect smaller returns over longer periods of time


I'd say widespread overpaying due to unrealistic expectations is a pretty good definition of a bubble.

I just don't understand how it's happening again, only 10 years after an identical problem. I get that the banks are just executing an exit strategy, but how are they getting the mugs to buy into the IPO?
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unrealistic expectations


No. Expectations were based on phony bookkeeping.

Look around for groupon and "overstated revenue".