Twitter (TWTR) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of -2.14

News coverage about Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) has been trending negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Twitter earned a coverage optimism score of -2.14 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news headlines about the social networking company an news buzz score of 4 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Twitter’s score:

Several brokerages have recently commented on TWTR. Wedbush reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Twitter in a research note on Monday. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Twitter from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Robert W. Baird decreased their price target on shares of Twitter to $33.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Friday. Summit Insights downgraded shares of Twitter from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price target on shares of Twitter in a research note on Friday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have assigned a hold rating, fifteen 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 target price of $35.13.

Shares of TWTR opened at $30.23 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $22.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 54.96, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.01 and a beta of 0.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 4.61 and a current ratio of 4.69. Twitter has a fifty-two week low of $26.19 and a fifty-two week high of $47.79.

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 7th. The social networking company reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.15. The business had revenue of $908.84 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $864.87 million. Twitter had a net margin of 39.63% and a return on equity of 8.08%. The business’s revenue was up 24.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.19 earnings per share. As a group, equities analysts predict that Twitter will post 0.52 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, VP Michael Montano sold 1,250 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.20, for a total transaction of $37,750.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Matthew Derella sold 5,944 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.63, for a total transaction of $176,120.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 7,069,100 shares of company stock worth $226,847,819. Corporate 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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