Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) Earns News Sentiment Rating of 0.73

News articles about Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 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 0.73 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news stories about the social networking company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Twitter’s ranking:

Shares of TWTR stock traded up $0.28 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $32.62. The stock had a trading volume of 13,198,093 shares, compared to its average volume of 21,742,076. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $27.87 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $30.76. Twitter has a 52-week low of $20.00 and a 52-week high of $45.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $25.37 billion, a PE ratio of 20.14 and a beta of 0.78. The company has a current ratio of 11.93, a quick ratio of 11.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45.

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 30th. The social networking company reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.01) by $0.12. Twitter had a net margin of 36.39% and a return on equity of 3.22%. The firm had revenue of $807.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $773.08 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.37 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Twitter will post -0.06 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Evercore ISI assumed coverage on shares of Twitter in a report on Friday, February 7th. They issued a “sell” rating and a $29.00 price target for the company. SunTrust Banks cut their price target on shares of Twitter from $25.00 to $24.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Friday, May 1st. Nomura Securities reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $37.00 price target on shares of Twitter in a report on Sunday, March 29th. Sanford C. Bernstein raised shares of Twitter from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Sunday, April 19th. Finally, Loop Capital dropped their price objective on shares of Twitter from $42.00 to $37.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, April 9th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-six have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Twitter has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.90.

In other news, VP Matthew Derella sold 16,219 shares of Twitter stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.18, for a total transaction of $570,584.42. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CAO Robert Kaiden sold 10,530 shares of Twitter stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.57, for a total transaction of $290,312.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 100,856 shares of company stock worth $3,070,046 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 2.64% of the company’s stock.

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, a platform 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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