The Needle On This Online Social Networking Stock – Twitter (NYSE: TWTR)

The last traded price of Twitter on the stock exchange (NYSE: TWTR) was around $33.43 as at December 17, 2018, which is around $2.44 or -6.80% lower. The day’s high was $35.70, and the low was of $33.20 while its 52-week high is $47.79 and 52-week low is of $22.04. The beta of the stock is 0.291 and shows that the volatility of the stock is less than the overall market volatility. From October 2018 the stock price has moved up from $28.19 to the current price of $33.43.

With this year performance Twitter has taken out the peer group members be it SNAP or Facebook. There was more of a bearish pattern after a high in March 2018 and a higher high in June 2018 while a lower high in August 2018. In Twitter’s third quarter daily-active users rose by 9 percent which slowing and is its first quarter of single-digit growth in two years. Also, by around 20 percent, sign-ups reduced since efforts to detect malicious and spam accounts made progress. The social networking giant strive for user engagement and will focus on closing the fake accounts.

The company saw an advertising revenue growth of 29 percent in the September quarter which is its third quarterly increase of more than 20 percent. The quarterly revenue is estimated to be around $870 million which is up around 19 percent from the previous year. The company’s EPS is calculated to be around $0.26 which is up around 37% as compared to the prior quarter while full-year earnings of $0.80 per share and revenue of approximately $3 billion.

The forward P/E of the company is expected to be around 45 which is better than the industry average forward P/E of around 55. The fundamental side is also on the positive side and is backing up the stock performance. The outlook for the company’s business is positive as the PEG ratio is of around 2 considering the earnings growth rate of the company whereas the industry PEG ratio is close to 3 as on last weeks close.

As per the recent updates, there are some investigations around the ‘unusual traffic’ which could be from hackers’ side and is not a related issue. As per them, the issue is that hackers use the platform to steal your data like a country code of user’s phone number and locked accounts details, as declared by the company. After the news on the blog of Twitter, the shares of Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) fell as much as around 7 percent yesterday, i.e. on Monday, December 13, 2018, as news of this level does hamper user’s trust in the social media platform.


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