Some Traders See Unusual Bearish Options Activity in Twitter Inc


 Some Traders See Unusual Bearish Options Activity in Twitter Inc

In today’s session Twitter Inc (TWTR) recorded an unusually high (3,835) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the March, 2017 put, expecting serious TWTR decrease. With 3,835 contracts traded and 32324 open interest for the Mar, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: TWTR170317P00017000 closed last at: $2.27 or 4.6% up. About 14.12M shares traded hands. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has declined 1.40% since March 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 7.01% the S&P500.

Analysts await Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $-0.15 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $-0.15 per share. After $-0.11 actual earnings per share 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”, 12 “Sell”, while 22 “Hold”. This means 21% are positive. Twitter has been the topic of 116 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Argus Research maintained Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) on Friday, February 12 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by SunTrust to “Buy” on Monday, August 31. The stock of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, April 7 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, April 27 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by Raymond James on Wednesday, April 27. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, May 24 by Moffett Nathanson. RBC Capital Markets maintained Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) on Wednesday, July 27 with “Sector Perform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, April 27. The stock of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, July 27. As per Wednesday, July 29, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Twitter is a public, real-time, global platform where any user can create a Tweet and any user can follow other users. The platform is unique in its simplicity: Tweets are limited to 140 characters of text. This constraint makes it easy for anyone to quickly create, distribute and discover content that is consistent across our platform and optimized for mobile devices. As a result, Tweets drive a high velocity of information exchange that makes Twitter uniquely live.”

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.
Seaward Lp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 28,659 shares. Stonebridge Cap Advsr Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec last reported 152,600 shares in the company. Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis And reported 100,000 shares or 1.56% of all its holdings. The Georgia-based Synovus Fincl Corporation has invested 0% in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR). Moreover, Gru Inc One Trading L P has 0.23% invested in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) for 1.17 million shares. Ibm Retirement Fund holds 75,128 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Ep Wealth last reported 12,619 shares in the company. Da Davidson has 282,803 shares for 0.14% of their US portfolio. Winslow Evans And Crocker has 0% invested in the company for 2,390 shares. Arrowpoint Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Co reported 21,295 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. First Manhattan Com holds 0% or 1,350 shares in its portfolio. Natl Asset Mngmt, a New York-based fund reported 43,514 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 30.60 million shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Carl Domino Inc last reported 0.21% of its portfolio in the stock.

Twitter, Inc. offers products and services for users, advertisers, developers and platform and data partners. The company has a market cap of $11.27 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.

TWTR Company Profile

Twitter, Inc. (Twitter), incorporated on April 19, 2007, offers services and products for users, advertisers, developers and platform and data partners. The Company’s service is live-live commentary, live connections, live conversations.

More notable recent Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) news were published by: which released: “Twitter Inc: TWTR Stock Sank 6% on Friday…This Is Good News” on October 17, 2016, also with their article: “Twitter, Inc. Stock Falls as Walks Away From Bid” published on October 14, 2016, published: “With No Bidders Left, SoftBank Could Buy Twitter Inc Now” on October 17, 2016. More interesting news about Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) were released by: and their article: “Twitter Inc: Could This Stop the Sliding of TWTR Stock?” published on October 13, 2016 as well as‘s news article titled: “Twitter Stock: Bears Are Still Wrong on Twitter Inc” with publication date: October 12, 2016.

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