99.40 -0.12 (-0.12%)
After hours: 6:40PM EST
|Bid||99.35 x 900|
|Ask||99.69 x 900|
|Day's Range||98.40 - 104.05|
|52 Week Range||23.25 - 106.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.06|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Feb 12, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||95.74|
Twilio Inc. (TWLO), the leading cloud communications platform, today announced that Chetan Chaudhary will take the lead of the Twilio Partner Program, Twilio Build, as global vice president of partners. Chetan has spent five years at Twilio in a variety of roles including head of channel sales and general manager of Twilio’s IoT business unit.
The reality of markets is that risk and reward are tied together. In most cases, the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward, and vice versa. That is simply a byproduct of a financial system based on buyers and sellers. As such, if you're looking for stocks that will make the biggest gains in 2019, the best place to look is in the pile of dark horse stocks that didn't do well in 2018. Why? Because most investors and analysts make projections simply by taking the current trend, and extrapolating it forward. Thus, if a stock had a bad 2018, the consensus thesis most normally is that it will have a bad 2019, too. But, if you have reason to believe those companies will do well in 2019 and the numbers throughout the year confirm that, then those dark horse stocks could fly as better-than-expected results converge on depressed sentiment. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy for the Rise of Menswear Just take a look at the market's best performing stocks from last year. The list includes names like Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM), Turtle Beach (NASDAQ:HEAR), Twilio (NASDAQ:TWLO), Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU), and Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX). The common thread among those dark horse stocks? Mostly everyone had written them off as dead at the end of 2017. With that in mind, let's take a look at seven dark horse stocks that could explode higher in 2019. ### Dark Horse Stocks for 2019: IBM (IBM) Source: Open Grid Scheduler Via Flickr Why 2018 Was Bad: Blue chip technology giant IBM (NYSE:IBM) has been stuck in slow growth mode forever. While many investors expected cloud growth in 2018 to spark a reversal in the company's revenue growth trajectory, it didn't. The cloud business slowed, too, and overall revenue growth trends remained weak. Investors started to lose patience, and they sold the stock down to its lowest levels in nearly a decade. Why 2019 Will Be Better: The valuation and sentiment set-up here are great for IBM stock. You have a stock trading at a paltry 8X forward earnings multiple with dour analyst and investor sentiment. Thus, all you need is one strong catalyst to spark a big rally in IBM stock. That one strong catalyst could be the incorporation of Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), a hyper-growth hybrid cloud player which could reignite cloud growth and spark the long-overdue reversal in IBM's revenue growth trajectory. ### Dark Horse Stocks for 2019: Spotify (SPOT) Source: Spotify Why 2018 Was Bad: Streaming music giant Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) was a victim of too much hype in 2018. The stock went public at $132 early in the year and by the middle, Spotify stock had climbed to $200; a price tag that simply wasn't supported by fundamentals. As competition concerns grew and reports trickled out that Apple Music was taking the lead from Spotify in certain markets, high flying SPOT stock fell in a big way. Why 2019 Will Be Better: Calendar 2019 will be better for Spotify stock because the too much hype situation which defined 2018, has been swapped out for a too little hype situation today. * 7 Beaten-Up Housing Stocks Due for a Bounce Back The reality is that the streaming music market is growing very quickly, and Spotify is at the head of this market due to branding and technology advantages. Revenue growth, subscriber growth, and margin expansion are all progressing nicely. As such, sentiment should normalize in 2019, and Spotify stock should bounce back in a big way. ### Dark Horse Stocks for 2019: Weibo (WB) Source: Shutterstock Why 2018 Was Bad: Calendar 2018 was a bad year for Chinese technology giant Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) for a plethora of reasons, almost none of which were company-specific. Rising U.S.-China trade tensions sparked a slowdown in the Chinese economy and a rise in the U.S. dollar. Both of these created headwinds for WB stock, and caused sentiment surrounding the stock to quickly worsen. As it did, the valuation compressed, and Weibo stock fell off a cliff. Why 2019 Will Be Better: As mentioned earlier, nothing about the underlying company-specific fundamentals of Weibo worsened in 2018. Instead, user growth and revenue growth remained robust, while margins kept expanding. The big headwind here has been U.S.-China trade tensions and a strong dollar. Those two headwinds could reverse course if the trade war ends, which seems likely in 2019. If that happens, the valuation on WB stock will expand dramatically, and that multiple expansion will couple with still strong earnings growth to drive WB stock way higher. ### Dark Horse Stocks for 2019: Skechers (SKX) Source: Shutterstock Why 2018 Was Bad: Athletic apparel brand Skechers (NYSE:SKX) had a rough time in 2018 as sales growth slowed and margin compression issues reappeared on the income statement. That muted earnings growth, and sapped investor enthusiasm. As investor enthusiasm dried up, Skechers stock dropped, especially with mounting macroeconomic concerns. * 10 A-Rated Stocks the Smart Money Is Piling Into Why 2019 Will Be Better: Skechers is a solid company with stable long term operating results. Every once in a while, the stock goes on extreme sale, and it proceeds to rebound in a big way over the next several months. That is exactly where we find ourselves today. The forward earnings and sales multiples are at multi-year lows, but revenue growth is still healthy and gross margins are trending higher. As such, this multi-year low valuation will normalize higher in 2019, and could cause SKX stock to pop in a big way. ### Dark Horse Stocks for 2019: Snap (SNAP) Source: Shutterstock Why 2018 Was Bad: Digital advertising company Snap (NYSE:SNAP) had an awful 2018 for several reasons. First, user growth went negative due to rising competition from Instagram. Second, revenue growth rapidly decelerated thanks to negative user growth trends. Third, gross margins didn't improve in the way investors and analysts were hoping for. Fourth, there were a ton of C-Suite departures, including a very well respected CFO who had been on the job for less than a year. All together, 2018 was all bad for Snap stock and no good. Why 2019 Will Be Better: It's a long shot (hence Snap being a dark horse stock), but there's an opportunity for Snap stock to have a monstrous comeback in 2019. If the company can re-charge international user growth through an improved Android app, then that will change the whole narrative surrounding this company. Advertisers will flock to the platform. Ad prices will go up. Revenue growth will ramp back up. Margins will expand with scale. And the stock could easily hit $10 again. ### Dark Horse Stocks for 2019: Stitch Fix (SFIX) Source: Stitch Fix Why 2018 Was Bad: Revolutionary personalized e-retail company Stitch Fix (NASDAQ:SFIX) crumbled in 2018 for the same reasons that all early-stage, hyper-growth companies crumble: a trio of slowing growth, stagnating reach, and falling margins. Specifically, a weak holiday quarter guide that called for zero user growth and weak margins was the main culprit behind late 2018 weakness in SFIX stock. * 8 Dividend Stocks With Growth on the Horizon Why 2019 Will Be Better: The factors that weighed on SFIX stock in late 2018 are all near term in nature. They will pass in early to mid 2019. When they do, the market will re-focus on the big picture, which is that Stitch Fix is leveraging data and technology to improve the $1.7 trillion global apparel market, and is the runaway leader in doing so. The stock is at relatively low valuation levels, so any good news should spark a big comeback in 2019. ### Dark Horse Stocks for 2019: Blue Apron (APRN) Source: Shutterstock Why 2018 Was Bad: To call 2018 bad for Blue Apron (NASDAQ:ARPN) would be an understatement. The meal kit maker saw its stock fall from a $10 IPO price in mid-2017, to below $1 by late 2018. The reasons for the awful performance on Wall Street include a customer base that is rapidly shrinking without marketing spend, revenues that are in free-fall, an expense rate that is stubbornly high and not low enough to allow for profitability, and countless competitors which cloud the long term growth outlook. Why 2019 Will Be Better: There are already signs that a massive Blue Apron turnaround may be on its way. The company signed an interesting diet meal kit partnership with Weight Watchers (NYSE:WTW), and management said that this deal has been met with higher-than-expected consumer demand. Also, the company continues to drive operational efficiencies through a new fulfillment center, so margins are stabilizing. If margins can improve and the customer base stabilizes (it's still a long shot), then APRN stock could be in store for a huge turnaround in 2019. As of this writing, Luke Lango was long IBM, SPOT, WB, SKX, SFIX, and WTW. 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CNBC is now accepting nominations for the 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50, our annual list of private companies transforming the economy and altering industry. The deadline for submissions is Monday, Feb. 4, at 12 p.m. Eastern time. All private, independently owned companies founded after Jan. 1, 2004, are eligible, and winners will be announced in April.
Even with a macroeconomic outlook that seems less certain than the past few years, I'm still particularly bullish on the enterprise software services sector that specifically focuses on helping small- to medium-sized businesses as a whole, suggests Matthew Timpane, senior market strategist for Schaeffer's Investment Research.
Numenta CEO and co-founder Donna Dubinsky joins Twilio's board, bringing with her a trailblazing career and volumes of relevant experience.
Jim Paulsen, the widely respected chief investment strategist of Leuthold Group, forecasts a sharp market rebound during all of 2019, per Business Insider. Outside of the pricey FAANGs, the investor views less-popular tech stocks as well positioned to outperform. "Small-cap tech stocks have been matching the performance of their larger brethren, many without facing the thorny and unresolved issues which currently challenge the FAANGs," says Paulsen.
Twilio (TWLO), the leading cloud communications platform, today announced that it will report its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018 after market close on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Twilio will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss the results. The conference call will begin at 2 PM Pacific Time (5 PM Eastern Time) on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
Four young tech stocks — Twilio Inc. (TWLO), Etsy Inc. (ETSY), Square Inc. (SQ) and Roku Inc. (ROKU) — have dramatically outperformed the big tech stocks this year, up as much as 36% versus the S&P 500’s near 3% gain.
More than two million developers around the world have used Twilio (TWLO) to unlock the magic of communications to improve the human interaction experience, explains growth stock expert Bryan Perry, editor of Cash Machine.
Twilio (TWLO), the leading cloud communications platform, today announced that Chee Chew will be joining the company as its Chief Product Officer, effective Jan. 14, 2019. Chew will join Twilio’s executive management team and report to Twilio co-founder and CEO Jeff Lawson. “Chee brings an incredibly unique combination of skills and experiences to Twilio — from running customer engagement for the world’s largest e-commerce company to leading the invention of Google Hangouts,” said Lawson.
While many large-cap tech names have started the year off strong, there's a wave of smaller, more new-age tech stocks that have seen a huge rally. Companies like Twilio TWLO , Etsy ETSY , Square SQ , Roku ROKU and Dropbox DBX have soared, with many up double digits in the first few trading days of 2019. The first is Twilio, up 7 percent so far in 2019.
Despite the turmoil in the overall stock market, Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) has been surprisingly resilient. On Monday, Twilio stock was again flirting with a breakout over $100 per share. If it does break out and the overall markets avoid a retest of the lows, this high-growth -- and high-valuation -- stock can really take off. * 10 Stocks You Can Set and Forget (Even In This Market) Twilio is definitely a regret for me. As an investor, I know that we can't win 'em all and that we won't always buy at the bottom and sell at the top. With that said, picking out a stock and failing to pull the trigger on what ends up being a big winner is a tough pill to swallow. My biggest issue with the company has always been its valuation. Nonetheless, Twilio runs an excellent business and has a lot of momentum behind it right now. Bulls are betting that it can maintain pace. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips ### Valuing Twilio Stock Analysts expect Twilio to grow sales 58% this year to $630 million, followed by 32% growth to ~$828 million in 2019. They also expect almost 160% earnings growth this year to 11 cents a share. Forecasts call for 45% growth to 19 cents a share in 2019. Clearly, the company still touts strong growth, even if the rate is decelerating after a strong 2018. Shares exploded after the company reported its fiscal third-quarter results in November, climbing more than 33%. Remember, this was during a time of turmoil for the stock market -- although, admittedly, the worst was yet to come. In Twilio's case, the company beat expectations and raised forecasts, giving investors confidence that Twilio had the wind at its back. Will that continue? Clearly, some believe it will. On Monday, Piper Jaffray analysts named Twilio a top software pick for 2019, along with Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE) and Zendesk (NASDAQ:ZEN). On Tuesday, Keybanc analysts maintained their "overweight" rating, but bumped their price target from $103 to $114. While I believe the stock can break out (assuming the market holds up going forward), there are some concerns for TWLO. Concerns like TWLO stock being up 400% since February 2018 and that net income continues to dip (despite showing positive non-GAAP earnings). There's also the fact that free-cash flow remains negative. Again, momentum here is strong -- margins are on the rise, customer count is climbing and, obviously, revenue is moving in the right direction. But those issues are a few things to take note of for investors looking at a longer-term position. ### Trading TWLO Stock Click to Enlarge The trend has been from the lower left to the upper right, with resistance at $100 on the nose. You'll notice the first test of $100 came after Twilio stock's powerful post-earnings rally. The fact that investors were able to buy TWLO stock about two weeks later at pre-earnings levels should have been a flashing buy sign for the name. Unfortunately for me, I missed my chance in Twilio and will have to move on as a result. Traders, though, can still extract some alpha. Over the last three months, Twilio stock has rallied to $100 three times now. The first two times held as resistance, so we can't rule out that possibility again. If there is resistance at the $100 level, look for a possible pullback down to the $80-$84 level. That lands TWLO stock near uptrend support and the 50-day moving average. Should $100 give way, then we have a breakout in the name. Not that I like to buy a stock that's up ~33% in a one-month span, but pushing through $100 could pave the way to $110 or possibly higher. The issue? We need the overall markets to play ball too. After a quick post-Christmas rally, indices have already gone a fair distance in just a few trading sessions. * 7 High-Risk Chinese ETFs to Avoid ... For Now Regardless, Twilio stock is setting up as a solid trade -- either as a breakout candidate or a buy-on-dip name. Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy for Winning the Online Battle * The 7 Best Stocks in the Entrepreneur Index * 7 5G Stocks to Buy as the Race for Spectrum Tightens Compare Brokers The post Why Twilio Stock Is About to Have a Massive Breakout appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Ryan McQueeney discusses Twilio, Roku, Square, and the state of trendy tech growth stocks as markets continue to rebound from a brutal stretch of selling.
Are you looking to bet on fresh market leadership? Then it's time to turn a deaf ear to Wall Street's pessimists, pronounce a bear as D.O.A. and stand ready to buy Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) stock. Let me explain. One day doesn't make a trend. We've all heard that before if we've been around the market long enough. But following Friday's one-off, surly bid courtesy of eased trade war tensions, dovish Fed remarks and strong jobs data, there is good reason to see the broader market's recently minted bearish persona in a different light. It's time to see the bear as officially D.O.A. and put cloud communications specialist and growth play Twilio stock on the radar for buying. According to the market watchers at Investor's Business Daily, and folks that have been walking the block around Wall Street for longer than most of us, Friday's strong reaction was actually a "follow-through day." It's historically a very bullish event and the type that lends strong support for investors to forget Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and buy fresh leadership, such as shares of TWLO, when looking to gain a bullish toehold. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Oversold Stocks Due for a Bounce A 'FTD' occurs within a handful of days after a new low within a market correction or when a bear market has been countered by a sizable bullish reaction that can't be dismissed as merely a dead cat bounce. And on the heels of Friday's hefty bid in the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500, which vaulted those indices up 4.6% and 3.35%, respectively, on overall heavier and above-average volume, it's time to be more optimistic about the market's prospects and follow the money in Twilio stock. ### Twilio Stock Weekly Chart Sometimes seeing is believing or it should be believed, at least in the case of Twilio. As the weekly price chart of TWLO shows, shares have done more than an admirable job of maintaining technical leadership since the major indices peaked in early October and into late December's official decry the bear market has arrived. Now and with a forceful FTD counter move in place and possible new bull market underway, Twilio stock is nearing a breakout to fresh all-time highs from a base-on-base pattern within its existing uptrend. That means the time is right to put TWLO on the radar for purchase. ### Buying Twilio Stock For investors agreeable with what's been discussed, buying Twilio stock above $100.47 as it breaks out of its bullish congestion pattern, if accompanied by above-average volume, is one classic approach with an increased chance for success given the turn-for-the-better in the broader market. * The 7 Best Stocks in the Entrepreneur Index As Twilio is notoriously volatile, a typical 7% to 8% stop-loss, in this strategist's view, makes for an easy mark from bearish operators. That's evident enough over the past three days as TWLO stock has jumped nearly 25% from Thursday's low to Monday's high. In saying that, a smaller position size and giving TWLO 15% to 20% of exposure looks much more approachable. For bullish investors that prefer a defined-risk strategy, rather than buy Twilio stock upon a breakout, the April $110 / $125 bull call spread is one favored way to gain upside exposure. Disclosure: Investment accounts under Christopher Tyler's management do not currently own positions in any securities mentioned in this article. The information offered is based upon Christopher Tyler's observations and strictly intended for educational purposes only; the use of which is the responsibility of the individual. For additional options-based strategies, related musings or to ask a question, you can find and follow Chris on Twitter @Options_CAT and StockTwits. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks to Buy Down 20% in December * 5 Chinese Stocks to Avoid Now (But Buy Later) * 3 Big Gainers That Easily Could Be the Best Stocks to Buy Compare Brokers The post Why Twilio Stock Is a Perfect Buy Today appeared first on InvestorPlace.
There's a cautious yet optimistic tone on Wall Street, as indices continue to bounce from last week's huge rally on Friday. Investors are hopeful that the market can continue higher, making up some of the monstrous losses from the fourth quarter. Let's take a look at a few must-see stock charts for Tuesday. ### Roku (ROKU) Click to Enlarge Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) was on everyone's radar Monday, with shares flying higher by more than 26% at one point. The company released incredibly bullish data, saying streaming hours increased more than 60% year-over-year. We've loved the fundamental story behind Roku for a while now. However, we were clear to label Roku as a broken stock and not a broken company. What now? InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips For now, Roku is having trouble pushing through the 50-day moving average with authority. Should it act as resistance -- ROKU is up more than 20% after all -- look to see if it can stay above $40. * 10 Oversold Stocks Due for a Bounce That's a tough ask given this rally and what type of volatility may lie ahead, but at the very least, over $37.50 should keep long-term bulls content that more upside is likely. ### Eli Lilly (LLY) Click to Enlarge Eily Lilly (NYSE:LLY) is in the news Monday after the company agreed to buy Loxo Oncology for $8 billion. The move follows Bristol-Myers Squibb's (NYSE:BMY) decision to buy Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG) for $74 billion. While LLY was down slightly at first, it's now up about 1% Monday. More importantly though, it's pushing the stock through the $115 to $116 area, which has been resistance for about three months now. If it can close above this mark, the highs near $120 are on the table. Truth be told, so long as LLY stays over uptrend support (blue line), it still looks pretty good on the long side. At this point though, low-risk bulls will want to contemplate stopping out below the 50-day moving average. ### Twilio (TWLO) Click to Enlarge Is the third time a charm for this high-growth stock? Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) is again bumping its head up against $100 per share, flirting with new all-time highs despite the overall markets still being quite some ways away from their highs. There are various uptrend support levels below, as well as the 50-day and 100-day moving averages in the low- to mid-$80s. Not that TWLO is where I'd hide out amid escalating volatility, but so long as the markets don't plunge, this one should be fine. I'm looking for a breakout over $100 and am a buyer into support. ### Nvidia (NVDA) Click to Enlarge Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) is among a handful of stocks that investors watch closely when CES is on tap. The show in Las Vegas always draws a lot of attention and rightfully so. The move we're seeing on Monday is encouraging, with Nvidia stock jumping over downtrend resistance (blue line) and pushing through the 21-day moving average. It's the stock's first session above this moving average since knifing below it in early October. It's been a painful, painful quarter for Nvidia, with shares falling more than 50% in less than three months. Even now, shares are still down more than 50% from its highs. As a result, some say it's too cheap to ignore. If Nvidia starts to rebound, look to see if it can get up to its 50-day moving average. Given how tough it was for Nvidia to get through the 21-day, I expect the 50-day to give it trouble. If by chance it does not, $175 should hold the name in check. At this point, bulls mostly want to see NVDA stay above $130. If not, a drop down to $120 is likely in the cards. ### S&P 500 ETF (SPY) Click to Enlarge The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) has been chewing through what has become a worrisome level. After plummeting below the February lows without so much as even a feeble bounce along the way, the SPY now finds itself rebounding into a level that was big-time support 9 to 11 months ago. Had the jobs report not come in so hot and had the Fed not backed off its hawkish stance, this support area would have likely acted as resistance. Note that we're not out of the woods yet, though. I would feel better about the SPY rallying through $257.50 and hitting resistance between $260 and the 50-day moving average. Should it do so, we need to see this $5 range -- between $252.50 and $257.50 -- hold up as support. If it does, bulls could regain some momentum. Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long CELG, ROKU and NVDA. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Top Stock Picks From the Street's Best Analysts * 7 Tech Stocks Without China Exposure * 5 Strong-Buy Stocks That Crushed 2018 Compare Brokers The post 5 Must-See Stock Charts for Tuesday, Including Roku appeared first on InvestorPlace.
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 7, 2019 / U.S. markets surged on Friday as employment data came in well above expectations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 312,000 jobs were added in December, ...
Twilio is the IBD Stock Of The Day as the communications software maker approaches a buy point while trading above its 200-day moving average.
The major stock indexes were sharply higher Friday after a strong jobs report. Netflix stock is trying to regain a key level in the stock market today.
Cloud communications provider Twilio (NASDAQ:TWLO) had an unbelievable 2018, as TWLO stock price rose 278%. In fact, of 3,400 stocks with a market cap over $300 million, Twilio stock was the sixth–best performer for the year. Twilio delivered a series of blowout earnings reports in 2018.
If you’ve been interested in Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), this might be your chance to buy some Twilio stock. Twilio is a great example. Granted, the strong relative performance of Twilio stock is no guarantee.