One of last week’s biggest winners wasGroupon (NASDAQ:GRPN), soaring 30.2% after posting strong quarterly results.Revenue clocked in at $934.9 million for the fourth quarter, up a mere 1.9% for the top dog in daily deals.
Checking in with less than 2% in top-line growth may not seem very impressive, but it’s all relative. Groupon’s been retreating out of poorly performing overseas markets, so the quarter is actually a combination of a 5% increase in North America more than offsetting a dip in international sales. Analysts were holding out for a slight year-over-year decrease in revenue, so any degree of growth would go on to exceed expectations.
Gross billings of $1.7 billion were essentially flat with $1.71 billion a year earlier. The recently acquired LivingSocial was nearly enough to offset the slide overseas. Groupon’s net loss from continuing operations widened, but its adjusted EBITDA improved. Its adjusted net profit of $0.07 a share blew past Wall Street forecasts of $0.02 a share. It was Groupon’s first adjusted profit in two years.
Hot Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation(AMTD)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Yet not all brokers decided to match Fidelity. TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD) made a reduction in its commission, but by moving from $9.99 to $6.95, the company didn’t close the competitive gap entirely. In justifying that, CEO Tim Hockey said that TD Ameritrade’s clients “have told us time and again that value is delivered via rich experiences that prioritize flexibility and client choice, coupled with a simple, straightforward price.” The company pointed to its trading platforms, tools, product selection, and customer support as marks of distinction for TD Ameritrade over its peers.
- [By Chris Dier-Scalise]
That's the goal of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.'s (NASDAQ: AMTD) Investor Movement Index, or IMX. The index tracks the activity of TD Ameritrade investors to measures how they are positioned in the markets.
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TD Ameritrade (AMTD) is linking up with Apple (AAPL) for its new beta business chat, allowing customers to message directly with the brokerage firm.
Hot Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Jewett-Cameron Trading Company(JCTCF)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd (NASDAQ: JCTCF) shares shot up 11 percent to $13.35. Jewett-Cameron reported Q3 earnings of $0.53 per share on revenue of $16.7 million.
Hot Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Golfsmith International Holdings Inc.(GOLF)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Tuesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedshorting small cap golf equipment stockAcushnet Holdings Corp (NYSE: GOLF):
Acushnet Holdings has been on our watchlist for a while too, but it’s only been in the past few days we’ve seen the cracks start to appear.