What Next for Twitter Inc Stock After Today’s Bullish Options Activity?

 What Next for Twitter Inc Stock After Today's Bullish Options Activity?

In today’s session Twitter Inc (TWTR) registered an unusually high (106) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 call, expecting serious TWTR increase. With 106 contracts traded and 27944 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: TWTR161216C00015000 closed last at: $3.35 or 13% down. About 12.83M shares traded hands. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has risen 5.68% since April 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.34% the S&P500.

Analysts await Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $-0.11 EPS, down 57.14% or $0.04 from last year’s $-0.07 per share. After $-0.10 actual EPS reported by Twitter Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 10.00% negative EPS growth.

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) Ratings Coverage

Out of 44 analysts covering Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), 9 rate it a “Buy”, 11 “Sell”, while 24 “Hold”. This means 20% are positive. Twitter has been the topic of 120 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 20 by Standpoint Research. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of TWTR in a report on Thursday, April 7 with “Underweight” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Mizuho given on Wednesday, July 27. Monness Crespi & Hardt upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, August 10 report. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, September 3. The company was maintained on Friday, August 14 by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, April 27 with “Buy”. As per Thursday, February 11, the company rating was downgraded by Topeka Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Monday, September 26 by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating given by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 28.

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 decreased to 0.98 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.39, from 1.37 in 2016Q1. The ratio dropped, 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.
Contrarius Inv Limited accumulated 4.15M shares or 5.98% of the stock. Artemis Invest Mngmt Llp accumulated 1,600 shares or 0% of the stock. Renaissance Ltd last reported 3.16 million shares in the company. Fort Point Capital Prtnrs Lc last reported 0.29% of its portfolio in the stock. Marathon Trading Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability last reported 15,268 shares in the company. Moreover, Finance Management Pro has 0% invested in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) for 40 shares. Nomura Holding has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR). Monetta Incorporated owns 162,000 shares or 1.73% of their US portfolio. Blackrock Inv Ltd Llc last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Delta Lloyd Nv has 0.02% invested in the company for 40,494 shares. Federated Invsts Pa, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 50,000 shares. The United Kingdom-based Gulf Fincl Bank (Uk) Limited has invested 0.05% in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR). Alliancebernstein Lp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) for 734,579 shares. Swan Investments Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) for 150,000 shares. Gam Holding Ag holds 0.01% or 55,233 shares in its portfolio.

Twitter, Inc. offers products and services for users, advertisers, developers and platform and data partners. The company has a market cap of $12.88 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: Fool.com which released: “Twitter, Inc. Is Executing On Its Plan — But Are the Tactics Flawed?” on November 14, 2016, also Valuewalk.com with their article: “Millions ‘Voted Illegally’ In Popular Vote, Trump Claims On Twitter Inc” published on November 28, 2016, Fool.com published: “4 Reasons Twitter Inc. Should Have Spared Vine” on November 05, 2016. More interesting news about Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “A Tale of Two Earnings: Twitter, Inc. and Amazon.com” published on November 08, 2016 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Twitter Inc. (TWTR) Stock Set to End 2016 with a Whimper” with publication date: November 23, 2016.

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