How Analysts Feel About Twitter Inc After Today’s Bullish Options Activity?

 How Analysts Feel About Twitter Inc After Today's Bullish Options Activity?

In today’s session Twitter Inc (TWTR) registered an unusually high (2,449) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 call, expecting serious TWTR increase. With 2,449 contracts traded and 81314 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: TWTR170120C00024000 closed last at: $2.15 or 1.8% down. About 21.52 million shares traded hands. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has risen 34.45% since March 1, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.21% the S&P500.

Analysts await Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $-0.15 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $-0.15 per share. After $-0.11 actual EPS reported by Twitter Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 36.36% negative EPS growth.

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) Ratings Coverage

Out of 43 analysts covering Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), 9 rate it a “Buy”, 13 “Sell”, while 21 “Hold”. This means 21% are positive. $56 is the highest target while $13 is the lowest. The $20.90 average target is -11.06% below today’s ($23.5) stock price. Twitter has been the topic of 115 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 27 by Robert W. Baird. On Wednesday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. M Partners maintained Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) rating on Monday, November 16. M Partners has “Neutral” rating and $29 price target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 28 by SunTrust. Barclays Capital maintained Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) rating on Wednesday, April 27. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $18 price target. Raymond James maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, April 27 report. The stock of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) earned “Neutral” rating by Mizuho on Wednesday, July 27. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 27 by Cowen & Co. Monness Crespi & Hardt downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, July 11 report. CLSA maintained Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) on Wednesday, April 27 with “Underperform” rating.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.37 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.19, from 1.18 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 56 funds sold all Twitter Inc shares owned while 115 reduced positions. 60 funds bought stakes while 175 increased positions. They now own 288.28 million shares or 2.13% less from 294.57 million shares in 2016Q1.
Tokio Marine Asset Management Company Limited has 20,483 shares for 0.04% of their US portfolio. Commonwealth Financial Bank Of Aus accumulated 0% or 1,656 shares. Calvert Inv reported 29,489 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Integral Derivatives has 0.02% invested in the company for 55,429 shares. Bank Of New York Mellon holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) for 2.17M shares. Vantage Advisors Limited Liability Company holds 160 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Hills Bank owns 11,950 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Osborne Prtn Cap Management Limited Liability Corporation owns 150,740 shares or 0.38% of their US portfolio. Stoneridge Investment Limited Liability Company owns 59,984 shares or 0.15% of their US portfolio. Raymond James Tru Na holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) for 16,500 shares. Pathstone Family Office Ltd Liability holds 575 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Ibm Retirement Fund accumulated 0.05% or 75,128 shares. Clarivest Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0% of its portfolio in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR). Pittenger Anderson reported 2,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Washington State Bank has 0% invested in the company for 630 shares.

Twitter, Inc. offers products and services for users, advertisers, developers and platform and data partners. The company has a market cap of $17.33 billion. The Company’s service is live-live commentary, live connections, live conversations. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s services and products for users include Twitter, and Periscope and Vine.

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