According to the information revealed by Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN), it is all set to join hands together with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and become a part of the group of companies that will support Apple Pay service. Some of the other names that have already given their approval include Staples, Macy’s, Panera, Target, Subway, McDonald’s and a host of other retailers as well. The Apple Pay will be launched officially next month. According to Eric Lefkofsky, CEO GRPN, “Bringing Apple Inc. on board is an amazing experience, it will be easier for you to find what’s best around you without any hassle.” He further added that GRPN had become one of the largest mobile e-commerce platforms in the world with around 92 million app downloads and 50% of the transactions taking place on mobile devices. Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN)’s stock on 15 September traded at beginning with a price of $7.21 and when day-trade ended the stock finally decreased -2.93% to end at $6.95. Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN)’s showed weekly performance of 3.42%.
Shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 20,278,005 shares, an increase of 20.0% from the July 31st total of 16,899,545 shares. Currently, 5.4% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,806,616 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.5 days. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) on Monday closed at $62.15. Stock institutional ownership is 39.90% while insider ownership includes 51.61%. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -11.26%.
Midway through trading Tuesday, the Dow traded down 0.52 percent to 17,023.05 while the Palmetto Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:PLMT) declined 0.40 percent to 4,574.09. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.45 percent to 1,992.50. Palmetto Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:PLMT)’s shares on Monday traded in the range of 13.35 – 14.49and ended up on $13.67. Palmetto Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:PLMT) distance from 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) is 1.91%. PLMT’s sales growth for past 5 years was -11.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -23.60%.
DuPont Fabros Technology (NYSE:DFT) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are covering the company. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:DFT)’s stock on 15 September decreased -1.17% to the closing price of $27.07. Its fifty two weeks range is $22.15 – 29.42. The total market capitalization recorded $1.773B. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:DFT) monthly performance is -3.29%.
Timken Co. (NYSE:TKR) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from Hold to Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:We rate TIMKEN CO (TKR) a BUY. This is driven by a few notable strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income .Timken Co. (NYSE:TKR) on Monday closed at $44.77. Stock institutional ownership is 74.10% while insider ownership includes 0.80%. Timken Co. (NYSE:TKR) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -3.21%.