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Most Analysts Covering Twitter Gave a Hold Recommendation

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

As of January 6, 2016, Twitter (TWTR) generated returns of 43.5% for the trailing-12-month period and -12.4% in the trailing-one-month period. The share price of the firm has fallen by 2.7% in the trailing-five-day period. Twitter’s (TWTR) peers Alphabet (GOOG), Facebook (FB), and LinkedIn (LNKD) have generated returns of -2.6%, -3.0%, and 0.13%, respectively, in the trailing-five-day period.

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Moving averages, MACD, and RSI

On December 6, 2015, the last trading price of Twitter (TWTR) was $21.9. The company’s stock was trading 6.6% below its 20-day moving average of $23.5, 14.8% below its 50-day moving average of $25.7, and 17.9% below its 100-day moving average of $26.7.

The MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between the short-term and long-term moving averages of a firm. Twitter’s (TWTR) 14-day MACD of 0.97 shows an upward trading trend, as the figure is positive.

The 14-day RSI (Relative Strength Index) for Twitter (TWTR) is 36 and shows that the stock was somewhat oversold. If the RSI is above 70, it indicates a stock that has been overbought. An RSI figure below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.

Twitter (TWTR) constitutes 2.6% of the First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund (FDN) and 3.1% of PowerShares NASDAQ Internet Portfolio (PNQI).

Analyst recommendations

Out of 42 analysts covering Twitter (TWTR), 17 have a “buy” recommendation, two have a “sell” recommendation, and 23 have a “hold” recommendation. The analyst stock price target for the company is $33.5, with a median target estimate of $33.0. Twitter (TWTR) is trading at a discount of 33.6% with respect to its median target.

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