Media coverage about Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Twilio earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.3341248660158 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Forget Bandwidth, Twilio Is the Better Cloud Stock (finance.yahoo.com)
- Don't Get Greedy With Twilio Inc. Stock (Yet) (finance.yahoo.com)
- Don’t Get Greedy With Twilio Inc. Stock (Yet) (fool.com)
- Twilio Inc. (TWLO) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Twilio Inc Stock Is Getting Cheaper, But It’s Still Not a Buy (finance.yahoo.com)
Several research firms have commented on TWLO. Northland Securities set a $36.00 price target on Twilio and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $38.00 price target on shares of Twilio in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Drexel Hamilton restated a “buy” rating and issued a $47.00 price target on shares of Twilio in a report on Monday, December 4th. Zacks Investment Research cut Twilio from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Twilio in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.78.
Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The technology company reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.20) by $0.12. The business had revenue of $100.54 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $92.50 million. Twilio had a negative return on equity of 17.55% and a negative net margin of 15.69%. The business’s revenue was up 40.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.04) EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Twilio will post -0.75 EPS for the current year.
In other news, General Counsel Karyn Smith sold 5,381 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.48, for a total value of $169,393.88. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CFO Lee Kirkpatrick sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.17, for a total value of $321,700.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 28,305 shares of company stock valued at $826,584. 25.03% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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Twilio Company Profile
Twilio Inc offers Cloud Communications Platform, which enables developers to build, scale and operate real-time communications within software applications. The Company’s platform consists of Programmable Communications Cloud, Super Network and Business Model for Innovators. Its Programmable Communications Cloud software enables developers to embed voice, messaging, video and authentication capabilities into their applications through its Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
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