Compared to others, Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) is in a different league with regards to profitability, having net margins of 36.3%. To put some perspective around this, the industry’s average net margin is 3.2%. When looking at valuations, Twitter, Inc. has a cheap P/E of 18.01x as compared to industry average of 36.64x. Moreover, it trades for 36.85 times the next 12 months of expected earnings. Also, it is trading at rather expensive levels at just over 3.85x price/book and 8.79x price/sales. TWTR’s ROE is 18.7%, which is also considerably worse than the industry’s ROE of 19.13%. It’s also very liquid in the near term, with a current ratio of 4.6. The stock has a debt/capital of 0.42.
TWTR’s 50 day simple moving average (SMA 50) price is $32.28 and its 200-day simple moving average (SMA 200) price is $33.79. The company’s stock currently has a total float of 714.18M shares. Its weekly volatility is hovering around 3.61% and felt 5.41% volatility in price over a month. On the upside, the share price will test short term resistance at around $33.24. On a downside, the stock is likely to find some support, which begins at $32.47. The failure to get near-term support could push it to $32.06.
Separately, it has been reported that multiple insider activity took place at Twitter, Inc. (TWTR). CFO Segal Ned D. sold 6,000 shares for $716,133 in transaction occurred on 2019/01/08. After making this transaction, the CFO owns a direct stake of 190,020 shares, worth $23,539,292, as per the last closing price. On 2019/01/07 Montano Michael, VP, Engineering at TWTR, dumped 1,250 shares at an average price of $30.2 per share. The selling total is valued at $16,008,577.
VP, Revenue & Partnerships, Derella Matthew had divested 5,944 shares for $451,885 through a trade on 2019/01/04. Following this activity, the insider holds 176,121 shares worth $14,853,460 as of recent close. Wall Street’s most bullish Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) analysts are predicting the share price to blow past $45 per share during the next 12 months. The current median share price forecast by them is $33, suggesting that the stock could increase 0.4% in that time frame. The average price target of $33.86 calls for a nearly 3.01% increase in the stock price.
It had seen a positive analyst call from BofA/Merrill, which upgraded the stock from Underperform to Buy on January 10. Analysts at Guggenheim, started covering the stock on December 06 with a Buy rating. Brokerage firm Aegis Capital, looks cautious as they stick to prior recommendation of Buy, in a call on October 29. However, they did change the target price from $40 to $41.
Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) reached $25.19B by 11-January-19 in the wake of -0.66% downturn. The shares gained some momentum after bears carried it down to $32.43. The final price for the day of 32.87 was still down from $33.2. The stock remained range bound between $32.43 and $33.2. Trading activity significantly weakened as the volume at ready counter decreased to 17,708,911 shares versus 24,163,494 in average daily trading volume over the past 20 days. So far this year, the volume has averaged about 19,892,699 shares. The stock is now 49.14% above against its bear-market low of $22.04 on January 25, 2018. It has retreated -45.39% since it’s 52-week high of $47.79 reached in June. Now the market price is up 35.55% on the year and up 14.37% YTD.
Shares of Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) have gained 19.4% since the company’s Mar-19 earnings report. Over the past 12 fiscal quarters, Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has topped consensus earnings estimates in 12 quarters (100%), missed earnings in 0 quarters (0%), whereas at 0 occasion EPS met analyst expectations. TWTR last reported earnings on October 25, 2018 when it released Sep-18 results that exceeded expectations. The company raked in $0.21 per share, -99.6% change on the same period last year. That was better than consensus for $0.14. Revenue for the recent quarter stood at $758.11 million, up 29% on last year and above the $701.12 million predicted by analysts. For this quarter, Wall Street analysts forecast revenue in a range of $720 million to $812.28 million, which should be compared with $621.93 million generated last year. EPS is seen in a range of $0.15 to $0.25, against the $0.1 reported a year ago.