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What are Analysts’ Recommendations for Twitter?

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

As of January 15, 2016, Twitter (TWTR) has generated returns of -51.9% for the trailing 12 months and -22.0% in the trailing one month. The share price of the company has fallen by 10.2% in the trailing-five-day period.

Twitter’s peers Alphabet (GOOG), Facebook (FB), and LinkedIn (LNKD) have generated returns of -2.8%, -2.4%, and -9.1%, respectively, in the trailing-five-day period.

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Moving averages

On January 15, 2016, the last trading price of Twitter was $17.9. The company’s stock was trading 16.2% below its 20-day moving average of $21.4, 25.4% below its 50-day moving average of $24.1, and 31.2% below its 100-day moving average of $26.1.

Moving average convergence divergence and RSI

The MACD (or moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between the short-term and long-term moving averages of a company. Twitter’s 14-day MACD of -1.34 shows a downward trading trend, as the figure is negative.

The 14-day relative strength index (or RSI) for Twitter is 23, which shows that the stock is oversold. If the RSI is above 70, it indicates that a stock has been overbought. An RSI figure of below 30 indicates that a stock has been oversold.

Twitter constitutes 0.1% of the iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (IWF).

Analyst recommendations

Out of 43 analysts covering Twitter, 17 have “buy” recommendations, two have “sell” recommendations, and 24 have “hold” recommendations on the stock.

The analyst stock price target for the company is $33.3, with a median target estimate of $33.0. Twitter is trading at a discount of 45.6% with respect to its median target.

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