Press coverage about Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Twitter earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the social networking company an impact score of 45.4436890607318 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Looking Under the Hood: What’s Happening to Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) and Synchrony Financial (SYF) Shares – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- Why Investors Can’t Trust Weibo Corp (ADR) Stock (finance.yahoo.com)
- Internet analyst: User satisfaction lowest at Twitter (finance.yahoo.com)
- McDonald’s Malaysia Denies Links to Israel Amid Boycott (finance.yahoo.com)
- Why It’s Time to Buy the Dip in Weibo Corp (ADR) Stock (finance.yahoo.com)
Several research firms have issued reports on TWTR. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Twitter in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Citigroup raised Twitter from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $19.90 to $20.00 in a research note on Monday, November 6th. BidaskClub raised Twitter from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. SunTrust Banks began coverage on Twitter in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. They set a “hold” rating and a $16.00 target price on the stock. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Twitter in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Twelve investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. Twitter presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $17.99.
Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The social networking company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $590.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $586.22 million. Twitter had a negative return on equity of 1.21% and a negative net margin of 15.08%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.09 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Twitter will post 0.02 earnings per share for the current year.
In other Twitter news, Director Evan Clark Williams sold 546,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.15, for a total transaction of $9,913,530.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 2,658,594 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $48,253,481.10. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, General Counsel Vijaya Gadde sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.66, for a total value of $264,900.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 6,032,830 shares of company stock valued at $122,125,443. 9.18% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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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