News articles about Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Twitter earned a daily sentiment score of 0.61 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media headlines about the social networking company an news buzz score of 3 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Twitter’s ranking:
- 2018 was the year Facebook and Twitter grew up (click2houston.com)
- 2018: Year Facebook And Twitter Grew Up (leadership.ng)
- Facebook (FB) Struggles to Regulate Content on Its Platform (finance.yahoo.com)
- Shutdown Enters Second Week as Furloughs, Closings to Expand (finance.yahoo.com)
- Midday Report: Twitter Suffers Outages; IEA Warns of Oversupply (thestreet.com)
TWTR has been the subject of several analyst reports. TheStreet upgraded Twitter from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, October 26th. Aegis raised their price target on Twitter from $40.00 to $41.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 29th. Guggenheim initiated coverage on Twitter in a report on Thursday, December 6th. They set a “buy” rating and a $39.00 price target for the company. Wedbush restated a “hold” rating and set a $37.00 price target on shares of Twitter in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Finally, Pivotal Research upgraded Twitter from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price target for the company from $26.00 to $24.00 in a report on Friday, October 12th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have assigned a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Twitter currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.16.
Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 25th. The social networking company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.17. The business had revenue of $758.11 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $703.57 million. Twitter had a return on equity of 6.75% and a net margin of 36.35%. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Twitter will post 0.46 EPS for the current year.
In other Twitter news, insider Robert Kaiden sold 1,362 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.62, for a total transaction of $38,980.44. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Ned D. Segal sold 6,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.89, for a total value of $173,340.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 7,063,851 shares of company stock valued at $223,367,234. Corporate insiders own 6.62% of the company’s stock.
Twitter Company Profile
Twitter, Inc operates as a platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to consume, create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live with others.
Featured Story: Penny Stocks, Risk and Reward Factors
Receive News & Ratings for Twitter Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Twitter and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.