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What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Twitter?

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

On June 15, 2016, Twitter’s (TWTR) stock fell by 54.2% in the trailing 12-month period while it generated a return of 11.7% in the trailing one-month period. The share price of the company has increased by 6.8% in the trailing five-day period.

Twitter’s peers Alphabet (GOOG), Facebook (FB), and LinkedIn (LNKD) have generated returns of -1.3%, -3.2%, and 42.9%, respectively, in the trailing five-day period.

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Moving averages

On June 15, 2016, the last trading price of Twitter was $15.96. The company’s stock was trading 8.1% above its 20-day moving average of $14.77, 3.8% above its 50-day moving average of $15.38. It was 1.3% below its 100-day moving average of $16.17.

MACD and RSI

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 -0.11 shows a downward trading trend, as the figure is negative.

The 14-day relative strength index (or RSI) for Twitter is 61, which shows that the stock has been somewhat overbought. If the RSI is above 70, it indicates that a stock has been overbought. An RSI figure below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.

Analyst recommendations

Out of 43 analysts covering Twitter, 13 have given it a “buy” recommendation, five have given it a “sell” recommendation, and 25 have given it a “hold” recommendation. The analyst stock price target for the company is $18.01, with a median target estimate of $17.50. Twitter is trading at a discount of 8.8% with respect to its median target.

For diversified exposure to select Internet companies in the US, investors can consider the PowerShares NASDAQ Internet Portfolio ETF (PNQI).

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