Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) finished Tuesday with an addition of $1.47 to close at $59.86, an upside of 2.52 percent. An average of 11,548,940 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$2.59 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 11,277,375 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 10,193,310.
TWTR stock has decreased by -7.42% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $57.64 on 10/04/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 02/25/21, shares of the company touched a low of $38.93 and a high of $80.75 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -25.87% from the 52-week high.
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16 days have passed since Twitter Inc. (TWTR) last reported insider trading activity. Montano Michael, who is Engineering Lead, most recently acquired $4,500 shares at $61.02 per share on Sep 20. In this transaction, the insider spent $274,590. Chief Legal Officer, Gadde Vijaya, disposed of 2,388 shares at a price of $59.86 on Sep 15. The insider now owns more than $142,946 worth of shares. Prior to that, Chief Financial Officer SEGAL NED D. went on to Sale 5,000 shares at $59.99 each on Sep 14. An amount of $299,950 was transacted.
Twitter Inc. (TWTR) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 127.63, which compares with the 30.20 for the broader industry and 30.30 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Twitter Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 4676.00 and 11.52. The stock’s beta is 0.82. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 10.45, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 6.18, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 171.99.
The quick ratio of Twitter Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 4.30, and the current ratio was 4.30, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.55 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.67 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 64.20% against a 5-year average of 66.1%. Twitter Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 14.04%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 9.90%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $2.35 billion compared to revenue of $3.72 billion.
For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Twitter Inc.’s return on assets was 2.70%, compared to 1.9% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been -9.30%, and the 5-year average is 2.7%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 4.90% and the 5-year average holds at 2.8%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 7.41 over the past year.
From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Twitter Inc. (TWTR) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 05 October was 41.45%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 52.93%.
As of today, TWTR’s price is $60.14 -4.15% or -$2.59 from its 5-day moving average. TWTR is currently trading -7.88% lower than its 20-day SMA and +19.46% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -12.85% below the SMA50 and +9.57% above the SMA200.
The stochastic %K and %D were 20.52% and 21.43%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 2.42. With the 14-day stochastic at 22.63% and the average true range at 2.27, the RSI (14) stands at 42.49%. The stock has reached -2.41 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -2.43.
Goldman launched coverage on Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) in its analyst report released on September 13, 2021. The firm assigned the stock a a Sell rating.The consensus rating for Twitter Inc. (TWTR) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 6 brokerage firms advise that investors sell TWTR, while 24 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 9 others rate it as a “buy”.
What is TWTR’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts predict a range of price targets between $33.00 and $90.00, with a median target of $75.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Twitter Inc. (TWTR) stock is $72.52.