Twitter (TWTR) Receives News Sentiment Score of -1.11

Press coverage about Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) has trended somewhat negative on Sunday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Twitter earned a news sentiment score of -1.11 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media headlines about the social networking company an news buzz score of 4 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Twitter’s ranking:

A number of research firms recently weighed in on TWTR. Zacks Investment Research reaffirmed a “strong-buy” rating and set a $37.00 price target on shares of Twitter in a report on Saturday, November 17th. Nomura increased their price target on Twitter from $30.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, October 26th. BMO Capital Markets increased their price target on Twitter from $31.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, October 26th. TheStreet upgraded Twitter from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, October 26th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Twitter from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 31st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $35.77.

Shares of NYSE TWTR opened at $33.27 on Friday. Twitter has a fifty-two week low of $22.04 and a fifty-two week high of $47.79. The stock has a market capitalization of $25.01 billion, a P/E ratio of 554.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.88 and a beta of 0.24. The company has a current ratio of 4.61, a quick ratio of 4.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27.

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 25th. The social networking company reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.17. Twitter had a net margin of 36.35% and a return on equity of 6.75%. The business had revenue of $758.11 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $703.57 million. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Twitter will post 0.47 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, VP Michael Montano sold 1,250 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.05, for a total transaction of $36,312.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Ned D. Segal sold 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.16, for a total value of $192,960.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 7,768,728 shares of company stock worth $247,092,174. 6.62% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Twitter Company Profile

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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