Twitter (TWTR) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.79

Media headlines about Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Twitter earned a daily sentiment score of 0.79 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news coverage about the social networking company an news buzz score of 5 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Twitter’s ranking:

TWTR has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Twitter from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research reaffirmed a “strong-buy” rating and issued a $37.00 target price on shares of Twitter in a research report on Saturday, November 17th. Aegis upped their target price on shares of Twitter from $40.00 to $41.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $44.00 target price on shares of Twitter in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Oppenheimer raised shares of Twitter from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $37.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have assigned a hold rating, fourteen have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $35.77.

Shares of TWTR opened at $32.87 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 4.61, a current ratio of 4.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. Twitter has a 1 year low of $22.04 and a 1 year high of $47.79. The company has a market cap of $24.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 547.83, a P/E/G ratio of 2.91 and a beta of 0.24.

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 25th. The social networking company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.04 by $0.17. Twitter had a net margin of 36.35% and a return on equity of 6.75%. The business had revenue of $758.11 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $703.57 million. Analysts forecast that Twitter will post 0.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, VP Michael Montano sold 1,250 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.05, for a total value of $36,312.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Evan Clark Williams sold 24,643 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.81, for a total transaction of $685,321.83. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,244,108 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $34,598,643.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 7,086,486 shares of company stock valued at $224,660,057. Insiders own 6.62% of the company’s stock.

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About Twitter

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.

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