First Capital Advisors Group LLC. Sells 2,633 Shares of Twitter Inc (TWTR)
First Capital Advisors Group LLC. lessened its position in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) by 18.3% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 11,743 shares of the social networking company’s stock after selling 2,633 shares during the period. First Capital Advisors Group LLC.’s holdings in Twitter were worth $337,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Corient Capital Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Twitter in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $808,000. Skylands Capital LLC lifted its position in shares of Twitter by 24.6% in the 4th quarter. Skylands Capital LLC now owns 108,950 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $3,131,000 after acquiring an additional 21,500 shares in the last quarter. MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Twitter in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $718,000. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV lifted its position in shares of Twitter by 0.8% in the 4th quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV now owns 87,000 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $2,500,000 after acquiring an additional 663 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mackenzie Financial Corp lifted its position in shares of Twitter by 15.7% in the 4th quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 106,103 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $3,049,000 after acquiring an additional 14,364 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 64.38% of the company’s stock.
In other news, VP Michael Montano sold 1,250 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.20, for a total transaction of $37,750.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Evan Clark Williams sold 3,076,923 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.59, for a total transaction of $97,199,997.57. Following the transaction, the director now owns 1,340,394 shares in the company, valued at approximately $42,343,046.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 6,417,501 shares of company stock worth $205,134,817. 6.62% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 7th. The social networking company reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.15. Twitter had a net margin of 39.63% and a return on equity of 8.08%. The company had revenue of $908.84 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $864.87 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.19 EPS. Twitter’s quarterly revenue was up 24.2% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Twitter Inc will post 0.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
TWTR has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Wedbush restated a “hold” rating and issued a $37.00 price target on shares of Twitter in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Deutsche Bank reduced their price target on shares of Twitter from $33.00 to $29.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Pivotal Research restated a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of Twitter in a research report on Thursday, October 25th. UBS Group upgraded shares of Twitter from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Finally, upgraded shares of Twitter from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $37.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-one have given a hold rating, fifteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.33.
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Twitter, Inc operates as a platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to consume, create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live with others.
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