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What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Twitter?

Parker Thomas - Author

Aug. 18 2020, Updated 5:31 a.m. ET

Shareholder returns and stock trends

As of March 21, 2016, Twitter (TWTR) has generated returns of -67.1% in the trailing 12 months and -7.8% in the trailing-one-month period. The share price of the company has fallen by 1.3% in the trailing-five-day period.

Twitter’s peers Alphabet (GOOG), Facebook (FB), and LinkedIn (LNKD) have generated returns of 1.6%, 1.8%, and -2.3%, respectively, in the trailing-five-day period.

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Moving averages

On March 21, 2016, Twitter’s last trading price was $16.9. The company’s stock was trading 5.0% below its 20-day moving average of $17.8, 3.2% below its 50-day moving average of $17.5, and 21.4% below its 100-day moving average of $21.5.


The MACD (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 -0.16 shows a downward trading trend, as the figure is negative.

The 14-day relative strength index (or RSI) for Twitter is 45, which shows that the stock has neither been oversold nor overbought. An RSI of above 70 indicates that a stock has been overbought. An RSI figure of below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.

Analysts’ recommendations

Out of 42 analysts covering Twitter, 15 have “buy” recommendations, three have “sell” recommendations, and 24 have “hold” recommendations on the stock. The analyst stock price target for the company is $20.7, with a median target estimate of $19.0. Twitter is currently trading at a discount of 11.1% to its median target.

Twitter constitutes 3.1% of the PowerShares NASDAQ Internet ETF (PNQI).


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