Twitter is an internet content & information business based in the US. Twitter stocks (TWTR.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $62.29 – an increase of 1.52% over the previous week. Twitter employs 6,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.5 billion.
How to buy Twitter stock in Canada
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: TWTR in this case.
- Research Twitter stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your Twitter stocks. It's that simple.
Is it a good time to buy Twitter stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Twitter?
- Has coronavirus impacted Twitter shares?
- Twitter shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Twitter stock a buy or sell?
- Twitter performance over time
- Can I short Twitter shares?
- Is Twitter suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Twitter shares over-valued?
- Twitter's financials
- How volatile are Twitter shares?
- Does Twitter pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Twitter's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Twitter's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $62.78, which is 38.98% up on its pre-crash value of $38.31 and 213.90% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $20.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Twitter stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $746.63 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,898.47.
Twitter stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of TWTR stocks over time.
Twitter stocks at a glance
|Latest market close||$62.78|
|52-week range||$39.215 - $79.08|
|50-day moving average||$64.6309|
|200-day moving average||$64.0489|
|Wall St. target price||$71.54|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.47|
Compare online stock trading platforms
Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Twitter price performance over time
|1 month (2021-08-20)||0.42%|
|3 months (2021-06-22)||-1.57%|
|6 months (2021-03-22)||-3.73%|
|1 year (2020-09-22)||46.92%|
|2 years (2019-09-20)||45.22%|
|3 years (2018-09-21)||120.28%|
|5 years (2016-09-22)||236.98%|
Is Twitter under- or over-valued?
Valuing Twitter stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Twitter's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Twitter's P/E ratio
Twitter's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 133x. In other words, Twitter stocks trade at around 133x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the stocks or simply that they're over-valued.
Twitter's PEG ratio
Twitter's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.64. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Twitter's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Twitter's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$947.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Twitter's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$4.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||12.14%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$2.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.42%|
|Return on equity TTM||5%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$49.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell Twitter stocks
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "TWTR.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 22.8 million Twitter stocks held short by investors – that's known as Twitter's "short interest". This figure is 3% up from 22.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Twitter stocks can be evaluated.
Twitter's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Twitter's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Twitter stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Twitter stocks traded daily (recently around 8.3 million). Twitter's SIR currently stands at 2.74. In other words for every 100,000 Twitter stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 2740 stocks are currently held short.
However Twitter's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Twitter stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Twitter stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Twitter's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Twitter stocks in existence, roughly 30 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0294% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Twitter stocks, roughly 29 stocks are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Twitter.
Find out more about how you can short Twitter stock.
Twitter's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Twitter.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Twitter's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 25.25
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Twitter's overall score of 25.25 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 38th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Twitter is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Twitter's environmental score
Environmental score: 4.5/100
Twitter's environmental score of 4.5 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Twitter is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Twitter's social score
Social score: 13.25/100
Twitter's social score of 13.25 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Twitter is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Twitter's governance score
Governance score: 7.49/100
Twitter's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Twitter is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Twitter's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Twitter scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Twitter hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||25.25|
|Total ESG percentile||37.98|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||3|
Twitter stock dividends
We're not expecting Twitter to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying stocks in our guide.
Twitter stock price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Twitter's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $39.215 up to $79.08. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Twitter's is 0.7735. This would suggest that Twitter's stocks are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Twitter, Inc. operates as a platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time United States, Japan, and internationally. The company offers Twitter, a platform that allows users to consume, create, distribute, and discover content. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends, which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. In addition, the company offers MoPub, a mobile-focused advertising exchange that combines ad serving, ad network mediation, and a real-time bidding exchange into one monetization platform; Twitter Audience platform, an advertising offering that enables advertisers to extend advertising campaigns; Developer and Enterprise solutions, a software-as-a-service platform that enables developers to build products on Twitter; and paid enterprise access for its public data streams. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Stocks similar to Twitter
Twitter in the news
How to Value Stocks With the Market Near All-Time Highs
2 Growth Stocks to Buy Hand Over Fist If the Market Crashes
Hedge Funds Are Dumping Twitter Inc (TWTR)
Frequently asked questions
More on investing
Everything we know about the Under Armour IPO, plus information on how to buy in. Read more…
We look at 6 popular stock discussion groups from Canada and overseas.Read more…
We’ve rounded up the top dividend stocks in Canada. Check out current stock prices, historical stock performance, company info and more.Read more…
More guides on Finder
How to buy Planet Labs (PL) stock in Canada when it goes public
Everything we know about the Planet Labs IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Impossible Foods stock in Canada when it goes public
Everything we know about the Impossible Foods IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Samsara stock in Canada when it goes public
Everything we know about the Samsara IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Allbirds (BIRD) stock in Canada when it goes public
Everything we know about the Allbirds IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy OnlyFans stock in Canada when it goes public
Everything we know about the OnlyFans IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Vinco Ventures stock in Canada | $6.77
Ever wondered how to buy shares in Vinco Ventures? We explain how and compare a range of providers that can give you access to many brands, including Vinco Ventures.
How to buy Weber stock in Canada | $14.84
Steps to owning and managing Weber Inc. stocks, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
How to buy Chobani stock in Canada when it goes public
Everything we know about the Chobani IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Taiga Building Products stock in Canada | $2.59
Steps to owning and managing Taiga Building Products Ltd. (TBL) stock, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
How to buy Paramount Resources stock in Canada | $15.7
Steps to owning and managing Paramount Resources Ltd. (POU) stock, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.