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Twitter (TWTR) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

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In the latest trading session, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) closed at $11.05, marking a +1.66% move from the previous day.

Twitter (TWTR) closed the most recent trading day at $35.59, moving +1.63% from the previous trading session. This change outpaced the S&P 500's 0.17% loss on the day. At the same time, the Dow added 0.03%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.32%.

Heading into today, shares of the short messaging service had lost 5.83% over the past month, lagging the Computer and Technology sector's gain of 2.43% and the S&P 500's gain of 3.07% in that time.

TWTR will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. On that day, TWTR is projected to report earnings of $0.18 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 5.88%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $828.49 million, up 16.6% from the year-ago period.

TWTR's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of $1.05 per share and revenue of $3.53 billion. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +22.09% and +15.97%, respectively.

Any recent changes to analyst estimates for TWTR should also be noted by investors. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.

The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 4.45% higher. TWTR currently has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Looking at its valuation, TWTR is holding a Forward P/E ratio of 33.32. This represents a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 64.62.

It is also worth noting that TWTR currently has a PEG ratio of 1.42. The PEG ratio is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but this metric also takes the company's expected earnings growth rate into account. The Internet - Software industry currently had an average PEG ratio of 2.59 as of yesterday's close.

The Internet - Software industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 98, putting it in the top 39% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com.


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