|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 900|
|Day's Range||191.53 - 203.12|
|52 Week Range||68.06 - 209.94|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.08|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Jul 29, 2020 - Aug 03, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||188.52|
The cloud communications business is enjoying fast growth, and its stock is now up roughly 105% year to date.
iFOLIO today announced their partnership with Twilio (NYSE: TWLO) to radically enhance the sales story on mobile. Live today, Twilio technology powers iFOLIO's digital sales and marketing platform to engage prospects & clients like never before.
The communications software company, which has benefited from the shift to working from home, picks up a new analyst recommendation.
May was a wild month for many different reasons, but when it comes to investing, it was also the time for some of the market's more intriguing tech stocks to shine. Let's go over what attracted investors to Twilio, DraftKings, and Datadog in May.
Between the mobile phone apps we use, the interactive websites we visit, and the features in our cars that keep us safe, our lives are better because of the work of software developers. Three companies looking to provide developers with the best possible tools are Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), MongoDB (NASDAQ: MDB), and Atlassian (NASDAQ: TEAM). Let's look at what these software-as-a-service businesses are doing to help software creators and how savvy tech investors can profit.
This is forcing data center operators to upgrade their capacities and capabilities to handle the increased load. Chinese giant Alibaba recently announced that it will spend $28 billion to bolster its data center infrastructure over the next three years in preparation for a post-COVID-19 world. Market research firm TechNavio estimates that spending on data center construction could increase at an annual rate of 10% through 2024.
If you rebuild the workplace after COVID-19, will the workers ever come back? In Silicon Valley, the answer from many tech companies is that many won’t, and maybe that is a good thing.
With reopening America on the minds of investors and consumers alike, many beaten down stocks are on the mend. One of the biggest names in that regard has been Carnival Cruise (NYSE:CCL). CCL stock has given investors hope, more than doubling from its March low.Source: Ruth Peterkin / Shutterstock.com But is there a false sense of security with the stock's move? After all, the entire stock market hardly seems to notice the fact that 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment in two months. Or that GDP is plunging. The world isn't ending, but it's far from flourishing at the moment.While we're expecting to see a sharp but short recession due to the novel coronavirus, it's hard to ignore the facts of what's going on. For Carnival, it may have very well bottomed. But that doesn't mean it should be a go-to investment.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Digging Deeper on CCL StockCarnival faces a clear disruption to its business line. When the country -- and most of the world -- went under lockdown, cruise lines, airlines and travel companies took a big hit. * 7 Red-Hot Vaccine Stocks Racing to Develop a Coronavirus Cure Unlike many retail outlets, be it Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) or Target (NYSE:TGT), business did not continue to come through the door. Companies like Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) also saw revenue dry up, but it didn't completely shut off.In the case of Carnival, Royal Caribbean (NYSE:RCL) and others, revenue shut down as ships were docked and sailings were cancelled. Customers called in for refunds, while maintenance and ship costs were still being logged. This creates a severe drag on cash and put the companies' liquidity at stake.While Delta and other airlines are also experiencing notable cash burn, they have been operating and can get back up and running more quickly. Maybe running at such low capacity is worse for their cash situation -- it's a worthy debate. But arguing about which industry has it less bad is far inferior to researching the industries that are doing the best right now.In that sense, I'd rather invest in companies that are seeing unshakable growth, or even accelerating growth despite the impact from the novel coronavirus.Because of this cash burn, CCL stock has had to seek outside funds. It raised $5.75 billion in debt due in 2023 and roughly $500 million in an equity offering. The company has also seen solid demand for its cruises later this year, provided they sail.Between rising bookings and a big cash infusion, Carnival should avoid a liquidity event and live to fight another day. For investors, that's all they can ask for at this time and the stock has responded in kind. Valuing Carnival Stock Click to EnlargeSource: Chart courtesy of StockCharts.comThis is perhaps the most difficult part of the puzzle: Valuation.How do you value a company that, almost overnight, had its sales funnel shut off while expenses continue to bleed on? Further, how long will the country remain reopened? Will there be a second wave of Covid-19 or another series of lockdowns?These types of unknowns translate to discounts in the stock price, which is exactly what we've seen in CCL stock. Factor in the additional debt -- where long-term debt was at "just" $9.7 billion at the end of last quarter -- and it becomes even trickier.We've seen shares trade down to and bounce twice at $8 now. That's what technicians call a "double bottom." Given the state of the company and uncertainty at that time vs. where Carnival is now, that may very well be the bottom. So why up at $16, double that prior level, do investors want to buy in now?In that respect, I want to go with the businesses that are working. I want to invest in companies with strong balance sheets and solid growth this year and next year. Yes these companies command higher valuations, but they justify the premium because of that strong growth.I'm talking about companies like Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL). There might be an opportunity in CCL, but I don't want to speculate, I want to invest, and I'm doing it with the best of the best.Matthew McCall left Wall Street to actually help investors -- by getting them into the world's biggest, most revolutionary trends BEFORE anyone else. The power of being "first" gave Matt's readers the chance to bank +2,438% in Stamps.com (STMP), +1,523% in Ulta Beauty (ULTA) and +1,044% in Tesla (TSLA), just to name a few. Click here to see what Matt has up his sleeve now. Matt does not directly own the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * Top Stock Picker Reveals His Next 1,000% Winner * The Huge Story for 2020 & Beyond That You Aren't Hearing About * Revolutionary Tech Behind 5G Rollout Is Being Pioneered By This 1 Company * The 1 Stock All Retirees Must Own The post Continue Avoiding Carnival Cruise Stock for Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Twilio Inc. (TWLO) is looking like an interesting pick from a technical perspective, as the company is seeing favorable trends on the moving average crossover front.
You can't go wrong with either one of these high-quality tech stocks, but one stands head and shoulders above the other in the long run.
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Twilio (TWLO) announced that it will provide the communications platform to power New York City’s coronavirus contact tracing initiative sending shares up 7.5% on Friday.The cloud communications company said that New York City’s Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT) is planning to deploy a cloud-based contact center on Twilio Flex to call, message or email COVID-19 patients, educate them on the virus, and identify their close contacts through self-reporting. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.The platform also provides messaging-based alerts using Twilio Voice, SMS, email or WhatsApp that prompt patients to fill out secure surveys on their symptoms. As governments around the world explore strategies to slow the spread of new coronavirus cases and safely reopen economies, public health departments have identified contact tracing as a step in the process.“Throughout this pandemic, the ability for businesses and government agencies to quickly spin up and iterate ways to engage customers and constituents has never been more important,” said George Hu, chief operating officer at Twilio. “New York City’s contact tracing solution makes it possible for the city to connect with and support residents with COVID-19 and keep their known contacts safe and informed.”Twilio stock jumped 7.5% to $208.62 on Friday. The value of the company’s shares has almost tripled since mid-March after it posted strong sales figures as the coronavirus-related stay-at-home orders fueled demand for its cloud technology solutions.Last week, five-star analyst Patrick Walravens at JMP Securities ramped up the price target on Twilio’s stock to $200 from $160 and reiterated his Buy rating, in view of new business coming from verticals such as education, retail, and healthcare.In the long-term, Walravens expects Twilio to benefit from its "clear lead" in a massive market with an estimated $45B opportunity coming from SMS unified communications and authentication.The rest of the Wall Street community is cautiously optimistic about Twilio’s stock prospects. The Moderate Buy consensus splits into 14 Buys and 6 Holds. Given the recent share rally, the $164.33 average price target implies 21% downside potential in the next 12 months. (See Twilio stock analysis on TipRanks).Related News: Google, Apple Roll Out Coronavirus Contact Tracing Technology Google Cloud Wins Cyber Security Contract With U.S. Defense Department Microsoft Buys Metaswitch For Cloud-Based Telecoms Move, 5G Expansion More recent articles from Smarter Analyst: * Nordstrom's Shares Drop 12% on Difficult Quarter * Chevron to Make Sweeping Job Cuts as Oil Demand Plummets * Google Mulling Purchase of Stake in Indian Vodafone Idea * Adaptimmune Spikes 127% Post-ASCO; Analyst Triples Price Target
Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), the leading cloud communications platform, today announced that Twilio will power the communications for New York City’s contact tracing initiative. Through the city’s Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT), the city is planning to deploy a cloud-based contact center on Twilio Flex and leverage Twilio SMS and Voice as key parts of the City’s COVID-19 tracing program.
It wasn't long ago that Twilio (NYSE: TWLO) looked like an attractive bet as it was trading at a relatively cheap valuation, but the company's fiscal first-quarter results have sent the stock through the roof. At the beginning of April, shares of the cloud communications specialist looked ripe for the picking in the aftermath of the March stock market crash caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. There were concerns that Twilio's business may take a hit as key customers such as Lyft, Uber, and eBay reduce the usage of its services, prompting downgrades on Wall Street and sending shares lower.
Twilio (TWLO) announced on Wednesday that it will power Zocdoc’s new telehealth online video service, which helps connect more doctors with patients during the coronavirus pandemic.The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Twilio will be offering three months of free use of its video product for healthcare customers as well as for those in education and nonprofit sectors if they sign up before June 30.“Zocdoc’s new telehealth solution makes it easier for healthcare professionals to utilize video visits in a time where providers and patients need virtual care most,” said Susan Collins, global head of healthcare services at Twilio. “Twilio Programmable Video’s software agility and cloud scale enabled Zocdoc to make remote visits available in a matter of weeks.”Twilio disclosed that it has seen a surge in usage across its video platform in response to COVID-19, including a more than 850% increase in peak concurrent participants on its video products and a more than 500% increase in daily video minutes compared with pre-February levels. Usage of Twilio's platform across its healthcare customers is up more than 90% since its February pre-coronavirus averages.Shares in Twilio have skyrocketed over the past month almost doubling in value after the company posted strong sales figures as the coronavirus-related stay-at-home orders fueled demand for its cloud technology solutions.After talking to Twilio management, five-star analyst Ittai Kidron at Oppenheimer came back with a bullish outlook and reiterated his Buy recommendation on the stock with a $160 price target.“Management maintained a cautious tone on 2H as the effects of COVID-19 on customers/activity are not yet fully understood,” Kidron wrote in a note to investors. “We continue to see Twilio as a foundational vendor enabling enterprise digitization activity, closer businesss-to-consumer relationship, and business activity in times of social distancing.”Looking ahead Kidron sees several opportunities for Twilio that can contribute more meaningfully in 2021 and thereafter, including telehealth video services and in areas of healthcare.Turning now to the rest of Wall Street analysts the Moderate Buy consensus is split into 12 Buys and 6 Holds. Given the recent rally in the stock the $157.50 average price target implies 15% downside potential in the next 12 months. (See Twilio stock analysis on TipRanks).Related News: Twitter Won’t Reopen Offices Before Sept., Allows Permanent Work From Home Intel, Taiwan Semiconductor Said to Be in Talks with Trump to Build U.S. Plants Uber Announces $750M Notes Offering, As GrubHub Takeover Reports Swirl More recent articles from Smarter Analyst: * Kornit Soars 34% on Rosy Growth Guidance * 3 Biotech Stocks Under $5 With Massive Upside Potential * Baidu May Use Nasdaq Delisting To Boost Value – Report * Amazon Rolls Out First Solar Energy Facility In China
Twilio shares were rising premarket after the company announced that it has reached an agreement to power online medical care appointment booking service Zocdoc's telehealth video service. Twilio, a cloud communications platform, says that any provider can sign up to use Zocdoc's Video Service to facilitate all of their virtual appointments, whether the patients schedule a video visit through Zocdoc or not. "Zocdoc's new telehealth solution makes it easier for healthcare professionals to utilize video visits in a time where providers and patients need virtual care most," said Susan Collins, global head of healthcare services at Twilio.
Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), the leading cloud communications platform, today announced that Twilio Programmable Video will power Zocdoc’s new free, HIPAA-compliant telehealth video solution. Any provider can sign up to use Zocdoc’s Video Service, powered by Twilio, to facilitate all of their virtual appointments — whether their patients schedule a video visit through Zocdoc or not.
“Everyone had a digital-transformation plan, but it literally just happened overnight,” Lawson, who started his company in the teeth of the Great Recession, told MarketWatch in a phone interview late Friday. “The impact of this pandemic accelerated or forced those plans in 2020.”