Hedge fund buys 9.9 percent stake in GrouponNovember 20, 2012 @ 7:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Groupon are up in after-hours trading after a hedge fund disclosed it bought a 9.9 stake in the online deals company.
Tiger Global said in a regulatory filing that it owns 65 million shares of the Chicago company, which faces slowing revenue growth and accounting investigations.
Groupon Inc. pioneered the online daily deals market, offering subscribers deep discounts on everything from spa sessions to restaurant meals to toe fungus treatments. To expand its business, Groupon has tried to establish itself as a local e-commerce company. It now sells electronic gadgets and other goods.
Shares of the company rallied with the broader markets and closed up 4.2 percent, then gained 5 percent more in extended trading to $3.26 per share. The company went public a year ago at $20.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
There's a Zone for That
Mapping out a plan for marijuana growers and sellers
Daredevils post breathtaking pictures atop Seattle landmarks
The Wolfpack Is Back
Will 'Part III' leave you with a hangover? Find out if it's worth your time
Bonneville Media encourages site users to express their opinions by posting comments. Our goal is to maintain a civil dialogue in which readers feel comfortable. At times, the comments can descend to personal attacks. Please do not engage in such behavior. We encourage your thoughtful comments which: have a positive and constructive tone, are on topic, are respectful toward others and their opinions. Bonneville reserves the right to remove comments which do not conform to these criteria.