Takes $219000 Position in Twitter Inc (TWTR)

Stifel Nicolaus raised shares of Twitter from a sell rating to a hold rating and raised their price target for the company from $12.00 to $17.00 in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Cowen and Company lowered shares of Twitter from a "market perform" rating to an "underperform" rating in a research report on Thursday. Jefferies Group downgraded Twitter from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $20.00 to $16.00 in a report on Thursday, August 24th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Vetr cut Twitter from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $19.82 price objective on the stock.in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Twelve research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have given a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $18.68.

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) opened at 16.41 on Friday. 11,597,400 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 17,500,000. The firm has a market cap of $18,870.00, a PE ratio of -49.82, a P/E/G ratio of 11.70 and a beta of 1.11. Twitter Inc has a 1 year low of $14.12 and a 1 year high of $25.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 10.40 and a quick ratio of 10.40. The social networking company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.04. 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 revenue was down 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Twitter Inc will post 0.02 EPS for the current fiscal year. They expect $0.06 EPS, up 300.00% or $0.09 from last year's $-0.03 per share. Also, General Counsel Vijaya Gadde sold 15,000 shares of Twitter stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 18th. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

In other news, insider Robert Kaiden sold 5,926 shares of Twitter stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.44, for a total transaction of $28,985.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 4,890 shares of the social networking company's stock valued at $113,000 after buying an additional 950 shares during the period. Ledyard National Bank owns 16,795 shares or 0.03% of their U.S. portfolio.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of TWTR. Balentine LLC grew its position in Twitter by 86.6% during the 3rd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank grew its position in Twitter by 21.3% during the 2nd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 7,592 shares of the social networking company's stock worth $136,000 after acquiring an additional 1,333 shares during the last quarter. Malaga Cove Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Twitter in the 3rd quarter valued at about $154,000. Finally, Staley Capital Advisers Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Twitter in the third quarter worth $173,000. (NYSE:TWTR). Bp Public Ltd Liability has 0.05% invested in Twitter, Inc. PA purchased a new stake in shares of Twitter during the second quarter worth about $174,000.

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