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Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) SVP Mike Gupta unloaded 30,138 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.15, for a total transaction of $1,541,558.70. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) traded up 1.84% on Thursday, hitting $50.24. 24,413,060 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Twitter has a 52 week low of $29.51 and a 52 week high of $74.73. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $43.80 and a 200-day moving average of $42.64. The company’s market cap is $30.478 billion. Twitter also was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest during the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 21,606,094 shares, a decrease of 30.9% from the July 31st total of 31,283,622 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 22,942,097 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.9 days. Currently, 6.9% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.03. The company had revenue of $312.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $282.44 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.12) earnings per share. Twitter’s revenue was up 124.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Twitter will post $0.10 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on TWTR. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Twitter in a research note on Wednesday, August 13th. They set a “hold” rating and a $44.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Twitter in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have a $47.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Twitter from $42.00 to $48.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Twitter has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.48.

Twitter, Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time.

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