Another Growth Story Bites the Dust

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology and industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics around the investing world.

One of the highest-profile IPOs of 2011, daily-deal site Groupon recently reported its fourth-quarter earnings to mixed acclaim. The company certainly saw some mixed results. The stock price, however, took a substantial haircut, falling more than 10% during the next trading day. More than anything, this kind of swing just goes to show the kind of immense expectations the market has placed on these high-profile growth stories. Can Groupon meet those expectations? Listen in as Andrew weighs in on what this earnings story means and how investors should look at Groupon going forward.

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At the time this article was published Andrew Tonner and Brendan Byrnes have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com, Bank of America, and Google.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendAmazon.com, eBay and Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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