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Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) VP Alexander Roetter unloaded 15,544 shares of Twitter stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.71, for a total value of $788,236.24. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. 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 analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company. Twitter currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.48.

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 target of a large decrease in short interest in 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 trading volume, of 22,942,097 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.9 days. Approximately 6.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters 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 in the prior year, the company posted ($0.12) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 124.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Twitter will post $0.10 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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

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