Twitter Inc is an internet content & information business based in the US. Twitter shares (TWTR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Twitter employs 6,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.5 billion.
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Is it a good time to buy Twitter stock?
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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 $65.8, which is 41.78% up on its pre-crash value of $38.31 and 229.00% 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 $1,989.79.
Twitter stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of TWTR stocks over time.
Twitter shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$65.80|
|52-week range||$40.03 - $79.08|
|50-day moving average||$62.74|
|200-day moving average||$63.38|
|Wall St. target price||$71.40|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.47|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Twitter price performance over time
|1 week (2021-10-13)||5.79%|
|1 month (2021-09-22)||2.41%|
|3 months (2021-07-22)||-5.42%|
|6 months (2021-04-22)||2.32%|
|1 year (2020-10-22)||30.87%|
|2 years (2019-10-22)||69.54%|
|3 years (2018-10-22)||125.50%|
|5 years (2016-10-21)||263.74%|
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 134x. In other words, Twitter shares trade at around 134x 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 shares 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 shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares 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 share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Twitter's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $797.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Twitter's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$4.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.77%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.75%|
|Return on equity TTM||5%|
|Market capitalisation||$50.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Twitter shares
There are currently 25.7 million Twitter shares held short by investors – that's known as Twitter's "short interest". This figure is 12.5% up from 22.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Twitter shares can be evaluated.
Twitter's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Twitter's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Twitter shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Twitter shares traded daily (recently around 10.4 million). Twitter's SIR currently stands at 2.46. In other words for every 100,000 Twitter shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2460 shares are currently held short.
However Twitter's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Twitter shares, or, against the total number of tradable Twitter shares (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 shares (for every 100,000 Twitter shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0331% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Twitter shares, roughly 33 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Twitter.
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.
Twitter share dividends
We're not expecting Twitter to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Twitter share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Twitter's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.03 up to $79.08. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Twitter's is 0.8206. This would suggest that Twitter's shares 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.
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