Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Tuesday. They presently have a $21.09 price target on the social networking company’s stock. Vetr‘s price objective suggests a potential upside of 13.20% from the company’s current price.

Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating on shares of Twitter in a research note on Sunday, September 25th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Twitter in a research report on Sunday, October 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Twitter from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, November 1st. Evercore ISI cut shares of Twitter from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $18.00 to $17.00 in a research report on Thursday, August 18th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “underweight” rating and set a $13.25 price target on shares of Twitter in a research report on Monday, October 24th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-seven have given a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.43.

Analyst Recommendations for Twitter (NYSE:TWTR)

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) opened at 18.63 on Tuesday. Twitter has a 12 month low of $13.73 and a 12 month high of $26.70. The firm’s market cap is $13.19 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $18.91 and a 200 day moving average price of $17.60.

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 27th. The social networking company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.15) by $0.28. The company earned $616 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $606.40 million. Twitter had a negative return on equity of 5.18% and a negative net margin of 15.06%. The company’s revenue was up 8.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.10 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Twitter will post $0.52 EPS for the current year.

In other news, insider Adam Messinger sold 52,187 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.58, for a total transaction of $917,447.46. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, insider Robert Kaiden sold 3,896 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.77, for a total transaction of $77,023.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 10.79% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of TWTR. US Bancorp DE increased its stake in shares of Twitter by 0.6% in the third quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 12,010 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $277,000 after buying an additional 72 shares in the last quarter. Buckingham Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Twitter by 1.0% in the second quarter. Buckingham Asset Management LLC now owns 11,780 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $199,000 after buying an additional 118 shares in the last quarter. Hartford Investment Management Co. increased its stake in shares of Twitter by 1.9% in the second quarter. Hartford Investment Management Co. now owns 10,306 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $174,000 after buying an additional 192 shares in the last quarter. Apriem Advisors increased its stake in shares of Twitter by 4.5% in the third quarter. Apriem Advisors now owns 4,650 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Highland Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Twitter by 1.1% in the third quarter. Highland Capital Management LLC now owns 24,140 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $556,000 after buying an additional 266 shares in the last quarter. 41.40% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Twitter Company Profile

Twitter, Inc (Twitter) offers products and services for users, advertisers, developers and platform and data partners. The Company’s service is live-live commentary, live connections, live conversations. Its products and services for users include Twitter, and Periscope and Vine. Its Twitter is a platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time.

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