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How Twitter Stock Compares with Peers

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Dec. 19 2018, Updated 4:55 p.m. ET

Moving averages

On December 18, Twitter (TWTR) was trading 5.60% above its 50-day moving average. In comparison, Alphabet (GOOGL) was trading 3.42% below its 50-day moving average, Alibaba (BABA) was trading 5.41% below its 50-day moving average, Facebook (FB) was trading 1.49% below its 50-day moving average, and Square (SQ) was trading 15.86% below its 50-day moving average.

At its current market price, Twitter stock is 1.98% above its 20-day moving average and 1.04% below its 200-day moving average.

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Relative strength index and analysts’ recommendations

Twitter reported a 14-day RSI (relative strength index) of 53 compared to 45, 38, 52, and 41 reported by Alphabet, Alibaba, Facebook, and Square, respectively, indicating that the stocks are neither overbought nor oversold. Of the 26 analysts covering Twitter, four recommend a “buy,” and 22 recommend a “hold.”

Stock trends

Twitter opened December 18 at $33.63 and closed at $33.74 with an average volume of 18.58 million. Twitter stock has returned 1.78% in the last month, 51.78% in the last year, and -2.06% in the last five days.

Peers Alphabet, Alibaba, Facebook, and Square generated returns of -2.67%, -18.86%, -20.27%, and 61.81%, respectively, in the trailing-12-month period.

Market capitalization

On December 18, Twitter was the world’s fourth-largest Internet player in terms of market cap, reporting market capitalization of $25.70 billion. Alphabet has a market capitalization of $736.68 billion, Alibaba’s market capitalization is $371.11 billion, Facebook’s market capitalization is $415.57 billion, and Square’s market capitalization is $25.08 billion.

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