Victory Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in Twilio Inc (NYSE:TWLO) during the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm bought 209,230 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $18,052,000.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Whale Rock Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Twilio in the second quarter valued at approximately $64,266,000. First Trust Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Twilio by 684.7% in the third quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 828,895 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $71,517,000 after purchasing an additional 723,257 shares during the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Twilio by 117.5% in the second quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 883,901 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $49,516,000 after purchasing an additional 477,552 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Twilio by 122.9% in the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 670,664 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $37,571,000 after purchasing an additional 369,791 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nomura Holdings Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Twilio by 2,308.0% in the second quarter. Nomura Holdings Inc. now owns 361,200 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $20,234,000 after purchasing an additional 346,200 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 57.33% of the company’s stock.

In other news, COO George Hu sold 5,000 shares of Twilio stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.14, for a total value of $425,700.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, General Counsel Karyn Smith sold 3,487 shares of Twilio stock in a transaction on Monday, August 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.99, for a total value of $271,951.13. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 143,944 shares of company stock valued at $11,719,784. 19.80% of the stock is owned by insiders.

TWLO stock opened at $89.78 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 6.78, a current ratio of 6.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99. The firm has a market cap of $8.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -115.10 and a beta of 1.00. Twilio Inc has a 52-week low of $23.25 and a 52-week high of $98.89.

Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The technology company reported ($0.15) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.19) by $0.04. The company had revenue of $168.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $151.62 million. Twilio had a negative return on equity of 18.94% and a negative net margin of 16.70%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 68.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.08) earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Twilio Inc will post -0.7 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

TWLO has been the subject of several recent research reports. DA Davidson initiated coverage on Twilio in a report on Tuesday, October 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $99.00 price target for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on Twilio to $75.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. JMP Securities increased their price target on Twilio from $76.00 to $86.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 4th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group increased their price target on Twilio to $87.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 7th. Finally, Oppenheimer increased their price target on Twilio from $80.00 to $90.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $81.22.

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About Twilio

Twilio Inc provides a cloud communications platform that enables developers to build, scale, and operate communications within software applications in the United States and internationally. The company's programmable communications cloud provides a set of application programming interfaces that enable developers to embed voice, messaging, and video capabilities into their applications.

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