Sg Capital Management Lowered Groupon (GRPN) Stake; Shorts at Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HLT) Raised By 10.7%

May 26, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) had an increase of 10.7% in short interest. HLT’s SI was 5.40M shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 10.7% from 4.88M shares previously. With 1.88 million avg volume, 3 days are for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT)’s short sellers to cover HLT’s short positions. The SI to Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc’s float is 2.51%. The stock decreased 0.24% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $81.83. About 1.89 million shares traded. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) has risen 36.20% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.65% the S&P500.

Sg Capital Management Llc decreased Groupon Inc (GRPN) stake by 58.55% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Sg Capital Management Llc sold 1.89M shares as Groupon Inc (GRPN)’s stock declined 14.62%. The Sg Capital Management Llc holds 1.33 million shares with $6.81M value, down from 3.22 million last quarter. Groupon Inc now has $2.62B valuation. The stock decreased 0.64% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $4.64. About 5.30M shares traded. Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) has risen 12.41% since May 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.86% the S&P500.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels and resorts. The company has market cap of $24.58 billion. It operates through Management and Franchise, and Ownership divisions. It has a 21.25 P/E ratio. The firm engages in the hotel management and licensing of its brands to franchisees.

Among 27 analysts covering Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Hilton Worldwide Holdings had 79 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 13 by Citigroup. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $85 target in Tuesday, May 1 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Bernstein given on Friday, September 9. The stock of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, April 3 by Telsey Advisory Group. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, February 26 report. The stock of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) has “Overweight” rating given on Saturday, August 15 by Barclays Capital. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, June 13 report. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Thursday, January 5 with “Outperform”. UBS maintained the shares of HLT in report on Thursday, February 4 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 12.

Another recent and important Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) news was published by Businesswire.com which published an article titled: “Hilton Garden Inn Asks Foodies, Fans and Travelers to Vote for New Additions to Its Dining Menu” on May 24, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 1.00, from 0 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 0 investors sold Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. shares while 1 reduced holdings. 1 funds opened positions while 0 raised stakes. 64,125 shares or 4.75% more from 61,218 shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Gulf Int Natl Bank (Uk) Ltd stated it has 0.06% in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT). Moreover, Johnson Counsel has 0.01% invested in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT) for 3,087 shares.

Since March 7, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $6.97 million activity. Shares for $6.90M were sold by LEFKOFSKY ERIC P. Stevens Brian sold 15,000 shares worth $69,150.

Among 27 analysts covering Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. Groupon Inc had 69 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Maxim Group initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 23 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, November 4 by UBS. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, February 23 by Wedbush. As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) on Wednesday, November 4 with “Sector Perform” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Macquarie Research. The stock of Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 3. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by Credit Suisse. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $6.25 target in Tuesday, December 12 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, February 15.

Analysts await Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $-0.02 EPS, down 100.00% or $0.01 from last year’s $-0.01 per share.

More news for Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Groupon: Looking Better And Better” on May 20, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Groupon, Inc. 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” and published on May 10, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.89 in 2017 Q4. Its up 1.17, from 0.72 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 19 investors sold GRPN shares while 42 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 307.15 million shares or 7.16% more from 286.63 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. State Street reported 8.51M shares. Nordea Inv Mngmt Ab invested in 433,657 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Moreover, Assetmark has 0% invested in Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN). Axa holds 0% or 60,414 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi invested in 0.03% or 398,588 shares. Invesco Limited stated it has 0% in Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN). Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt owns 2.16 million shares. Two Sigma Securities Lc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN). Amalgamated National Bank holds 46,292 shares. Gideon Cap Inc has 13,083 shares. Qs Invsts has invested 0% in Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN). Engineers Gate Manager Ltd Partnership reported 297,585 shares. Vanguard Grp Incorporated has 33.54 million shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Moreover, Stratos Wealth Prtnrs Ltd has 0% invested in Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) for 1,250 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co owns 160 shares.

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