Weekly Research Analysts’ Ratings Updates for Twitter (TWTR)

Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Twitter (NYSE: TWTR):

  • 2/12/2018 – Twitter had its price target raised by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $22.00 to $28.00. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • 2/12/2018 – Twitter was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $29.35 price target on the stock.
  • 2/9/2018 – Twitter had its price target raised by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. to $36.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 2/9/2018 – Twitter had its price target raised by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. to $29.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 2/9/2018 – Twitter had its price target raised by analysts at Bank of America Corp from $20.00 to $26.00. They now have an “underperform” rating on the stock.
  • 2/9/2018 – Twitter had its price target raised by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from $21.00 to $25.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 2/9/2018 – Twitter had its price target raised by analysts at Robert W. Baird from $20.00 to $33.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 2/9/2018 – Twitter had its price target raised by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co to $28.00. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • 2/8/2018 – Twitter was given a new $26.00 price target on by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 2/8/2018 – Twitter was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from an “underperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating.
  • 2/8/2018 – Twitter was downgraded by analysts at Pivotal Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. They now have a $21.00 price target on the stock.
  • 2/7/2018 – Twitter had its price target raised by analysts at Citigroup Inc from $25.00 to $32.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 2/5/2018 – Twitter was given a new $18.00 price target on by analysts at Wedbush. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 2/5/2018 – Twitter was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $28.06 price target on the stock.
  • 1/29/2018 – Twitter was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $26.78 price target on the stock.
  • 1/19/2018 – Twitter had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $21.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $17.00.
  • 1/17/2018 – Twitter was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $27.61 price target on the stock.
  • 1/16/2018 – Twitter was upgraded by analysts at Aegis from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $30.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/15/2018 – Twitter was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $27.54 price target on the stock.
  • 1/12/2018 – Twitter was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Twitter shares have outperformed the industry in the past one year. The platform is attracting users due to its openness, real-time content, conversational format and distribution ability. The company is focusing on boosting user growth rate and engagement levels by taking various measures like making tweeting easier for people and more expressive. Twitter has been benefiting from rising number of increasing mobile users and strategic acquisitions. Moreover, aggressive cost cutting will help Twitter achieve long term EBITDA target. We believe Twitter’s much awaited turnaround likely to be driven by its focus on live video streaming which, in turn, will bring more ad dollars. Estimates have been going up ahead of the company’s Q4 earnings release. The company has positive record of earnings surprises in recent quarters.”
  • 1/12/2018 – Twitter had its price target raised by analysts at BTIG Research from $25.00 to $30.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/10/2018 – Twitter had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Pivotal Research. They now have a $21.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/8/2018 – Twitter had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $22.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/8/2018 – Twitter was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $27.54 price target on the stock.
  • 1/3/2018 – Twitter was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $26.90 price target on the stock.
  • 1/2/2018 – Twitter was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $27.13 price target on the stock.
  • 12/27/2017 – Twitter was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Twitter shares have outperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis. The platform is attracting users due to its openness, real-time content, conversational format and distribution ability. The company is focusing on boosting user growth rate and engagement levels by taking various measures like making tweeting easier for people and more expressive. Twitter has been benefiting from rising number of increasing mobile users and strategic acquisitions. Moreover, aggressive cost cutting will help Twitter achieve long term EBITDA target. We believe Twitter’s much awaited turnaround likely to be driven by its cost containment efforts along with focus on live video streaming for more ad dollars.  However, stiff competition for ad dollars is a major concern.”
  • 12/18/2017 – Twitter is now covered by analysts at Summit Redstone. They set a “buy” rating and a $26.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/18/2017 – Twitter was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating. They now have a $27.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $20.00.
  • 12/15/2017 – Twitter was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $25.02 price target on the stock.

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) traded down $0.56 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $30.95. The stock had a trading volume of 36,933,314 shares, compared to its average volume of 34,022,313. The company has a market cap of $23,400.00, a P/E ratio of -206.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 13.74 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a current ratio of 10.40, a quick ratio of 10.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. Twitter Inc has a 1 year low of $14.12 and a 1 year high of $35.00.

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The social networking company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $731.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $686.12 million. Twitter had a positive return on equity of 0.79% and a negative net margin of 4.42%. The company’s revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.11 EPS. analysts expect that Twitter Inc will post 0.11 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Evan Clark Williams sold 18,347 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.33, for a total transaction of $409,688.51. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 2,254,971 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $50,353,502.43. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Robert Kaiden sold 12,734 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.99, for a total value of $318,222.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 3,225,011 shares of company stock valued at $69,509,411 in the last three months. 9.18% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Twitter, Inc offers products and services for users, advertisers, developers and data partners. The Company’s products and services include Twitter, Periscope, Promoted Tweets, Promoted Accounts and Promoted Trends. Its Twitter is a platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. Periscope broadcasts can also be viewed through Twitter and on desktop or mobile Web browser.

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