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The U.S. Day Ahead: Investors await Groupon results

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 02:32

Feb. 7 - Groupon's shares could come under pressure if profitability doesn't improve, says Alistair Barr, Reuters Tech Reporter.

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Here is -- US day ahead investors so obsessed with space we'll get a flavor of what happens to a hot tech company after it launches. -- group on comes out with results. It feels side -- of the earnings of three cents a share in the fourth quarter -- reports for the first time after the close. Reuters tech reporter ouster -- says that closely watched number will be the company's profit margin. Bet on new businesses that we've both been introducing group on getaways. If on goods and those have been take rates and and and -- the able averaged a great. -- the big company has set in the parts that that take place should creep up. At a time but if there isn't any sign of behind both quarter results in this test could come under pressure. Markets will also come through news corps balance -- went -- ports after the close that it tightens its earnings rise. It thirty cents a share for the second quarter that's likely to be driven by its cable network of agents. He will be an updates on the company's internal inquiry into hacking charges and who is likely to succeed CEO Rupert Murdoch. Also on the earnings radar before you open we should get results from the likes of Sprint Nextel and Time Warner. After the close -- will be the turn of Cisco Systems these and hope they use. Sprint is the standout -- mine says the Telecom company has a high chance of beating meet estimates. By two cents. -- golden arches still shining find out when McDonald's releases January's sales data before the open. Focus on whether the world's biggest hamburger chain is right in Europe despite the debt crisis and market turmoil. So far it's doing well thanks to having country -- menus long operating hours and -- by consumers away from high end dining. We'll get more and cited the Federal Reserve -- San Francisco fed president John Williams speaks at 10:50 AM. Voter will get his take on the central bank and the economic recovery. He recently argued for buying mortgage backed securities if inflation now. And there could be more fuel debate over -- market regulation Goldman Sachs. The banking giant CFO David in the air presents financial services conference at 845. Reuters will be listening for any comment on financial regulation business model changes and capital markets activity in the first quarter. I'm rob just -- this is Reuters Insider.

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The U.S. Day Ahead: Investors await Groupon results

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 02:32