Twitter (TWTR) Receiving Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Study Shows

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News articles about Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Twitter earned a news impact score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the social networking company an impact score of 44.833253614944 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Twitter from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Pivotal Research lowered their price target on Twitter from $21.00 to $20.00 and set a “sell” rating on the stock in a report on Monday. Vetr upgraded Twitter from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $35.33 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, March 20th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $26.00 price target on Twitter and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Bank of America increased their price target on Twitter from $20.00 to $26.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-one have assigned a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Twitter currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $23.51.

Shares of TWTR stock opened at $28.64 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 9.12 and a quick ratio of 9.12. The stock has a market capitalization of $21,213.05, a P/E ratio of 477.33, a PEG ratio of 7.68 and a beta of 0.86. Twitter has a 12 month low of $14.12 and a 12 month high of $36.80.

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The social networking company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $731.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $686.12 million. Twitter had a positive return on equity of 0.77% and a negative net margin of 4.42%. The company’s revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.11 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Twitter will post 0.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Evan Clark Williams sold 546,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.22, for a total transaction of $19,237,164.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,147,751 shares in the company, valued at approximately $75,643,790.22. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Robert Kaiden sold 1,421 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.12, for a total value of $39,958.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 2,264,067 shares of company stock valued at $72,713,721. Corporate insiders own 10.79% 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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