News stories about Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) have been trending somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Twitter earned a daily sentiment score of -0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the social networking company an impact score of 42.9965944442812 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- [$$] For Tech Giants, Halting Russian Meddling Won’t Be Easy (finance.yahoo.com)
- Thank Trump for Twitter Inc’s Monster Rally – Investorplace.com (investorplace.com)
- Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) in Noticeable for Active Investors on Short/Long-Term obligations – Stock News Stop (stockmarketstop.com)
- Thank Trump for Twitter Inc’s Monster Rally (TWTR Stock … – Investorplace.com (investorplace.com)
- Trump claims vindication following Mueller indictment of … (finance.yahoo.com)
TWTR has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub lowered Twitter from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Wedbush set a $16.00 price objective on Twitter and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Twitter in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Vetr raised Twitter from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $19.82 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Twitter from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.35.
Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The social networking company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.05. Twitter had a positive return on equity of 0.79% and a negative net margin of 4.42%. The company had revenue of $731.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $686.12 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.11 EPS. Twitter’s revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Twitter will post 0.15 EPS for the current year.
In other Twitter news, CAO Robert Kaiden sold 3,570 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.00, for a total transaction of $74,970.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Evan Clark Williams sold 1,982,985 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.12, for a total value of $41,880,643.20. Following the sale, the director now owns 2,401,747 shares in the company, valued at approximately $50,724,896.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 2,660,011 shares of company stock worth $58,164,211. 10.79% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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Twitter Company Profile
Twitter, Inc offers products and services for users, advertisers, developers and data partners. The Company’s products and services include Twitter, Periscope, Promoted Tweets, Promoted Accounts and Promoted Trends. Its Twitter is a platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. Periscope broadcasts can also be viewed through Twitter and on desktop or mobile Web browser.
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