You can't watch a TV program without the name Tweet this Tweet that being mentioned. It is more in everyday life than FB is.
The safest short would be the one that covers at the open of trading markets and gets out of the way.
The classic set up for a blow out to the top starting Monday. Generally a 3-5 day one sided event, in this case to the upside, I expect the buyout rumor to start the move up. These oversold technical are not sustainable, especially short tem.
If you can't see or understand the multiple synergies between AAPL & TWTR then you deserve to get your rear handed to you in a massive short squeeze. I'm sue you could see and understand the synergy between AAPL & Beats before announcement, couldn't you? Some people like you are just not meant to be wealthy.
It makes the most amount of sense, as FB has shown desire to control the social market and has shown previously it does not shy away putting its stock price to work as we saw with Whatsapp etc.
This will rock the social stocks. If and when TWTR is announced, next will be Yelp.
The rumor is 0.80 FB shares for every TWTR, since both have sufficient cash already.
Many call the high stock prices of social networks excessive. With the recent correction in prices and especially FB having shown they're not scared of spending 19 Billion for a private company, such takeovers will bring validity to maintain high valuations.
If industry leaders like FB are paying $19 Billion for Whatsapp and should they takeover TWTR, that brings verification that industry valuations are correct and even undervalued s M&A indicates.
Recent Pharma mergers are the best example, one announced every Monday morning.
You're wrong, it will actually elevate their stocks, even the acquirer, look at the recent pharma mergers, even the acquirer goes up.
In case of social, this will send both stocks up because it will bring verification that companies are willing to pay a takeover premium which means the whole industry is undervalued and should be assigned a much higher multiple based on future growth.
This is why the market is made up of people who should ever be in stocks. Yes and Beats is too expensive if you compare it to WalMart, what a m0r0n
Based on many reports this weekend the massive volume sell off on Tuesday and Wednesday was due to blocked insider shares coming unlocked being lent out to short for shorting. Uncharacteristically TWTR shares were again available for borrowing on Tuesday and Wednesday but became hard to borrow since. This means all those who wanted to short ended up getting short at the low 30s high 20s. There were not many significant volume of insider sales when compared to 200 Million volume in 2 days. 200 Million would actually indicate half of the available shares and as announced in an 8K filing the other half committed to non-selling.
So unless every other insider share was sold, the volume represents another kind of selling, "short selling". This was a major short or bear trap by the institutions who allowed borrowing and selling of TWTR unlocked shares in their position. Same institutions were most probably buyers of those shares sold by shorts, which will run and squeeze the trapped shorts with the next news catalyst.
However what a lowered stock price creates is the opportunity of takeover by the 3 most interested players FB, GOOG and AAPL as reported in Barron's and by Gene Munster the internet analyst on CNBC. This will add another feeding frenzy above and beyond the institutional squeeze coming into play. An M&A at this level will also be very lucrative for the underwriters of the deal which would most probably be the same institutions lending out the unlocked insider shares in the 2 high volume days.
FB, GOOG & AAPL know they need to act fast to tae advantage of this lower price before short squeeze pushes it up higher and forces them into a higher premium.
TWTR shares were lent out to short sellers for 2 days by institutions, this was a major Bear Trap
With AAPL entering M&A now, as Gene Munster the analyst said, AAPL should consider buying TWTR, it will be a nice size takeover
AAPL by going after Dre has now opened the floodgates of takeover, the problem here s that FB & GOOG want in too.
It's a cult and not the same excuse that teenagers are flocking away as used against Facebook, TWTR is now the fastest means of disseminating news and emergencies among other matters between users. Not to mention the number of users.
As I said in my previous post this was a Bear Raid or actually a Bear Trap. Interestingly on Tuesday & Wednesday TWTR "Uncharacteristically "was not "Hard to Borrow" but back on Thursday and on, now it is hard to borrow again which confirms your post. This is going to lead to a massive short squeeze next week.