|Bid||36.08 x 2200|
|Ask||36.31 x 1800|
|Day's Range||36.04 - 36.49|
|52 Week Range||26.19 - 46.92|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.17|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||20.94|
|Earnings Date||Jul 26, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||39.97|
When telecoms engineers working for BT’s newly branded subsidiary Openreach first visited customers to carry out repairs or install services, they ran into an unexpected obstacle. “All the time people ask us ‘What is Openreach?’ We never had these problems with BT, because they trust BT and just let us in. When they referred up to divisional managers, the front-line staff were told to persist.
Here, I argue why Twitter's shares are cheap. CEO Jack Dorsey is determined to build on Twitter's success in getting its users to engage with accounts of interest to them. In the near-to-medium term, Dorsey believes Twitter has an opportunity around live events that will increase users level of engagement.
“The United States is going make sure that we take all the actions necessary, diplomatic and otherwise, that achieve that outcome,” Pompeo said on “Fox News Sunday,” one of two scheduled appearances on the political talk shows. Pompeo spoke days after he and President Donald Trump accused Iran of being behind attacks that crippled the tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, which abuts Iran and is a strategic choke point for crude oil coming out of the Persian Gulf.
Mr Trump has swung like a pendulum on Tehran since he withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear deal a year ago. At times he has warned Iran of “severe consequences” if it threatened the US. will force the Iranian regime to the negotiating table but with an increasingly weak bargaining position.
The EU is preparing to tackle its cyber security failures in the wake of breaches including a massive leak of diplomatic cables and the suspected hacking of its mission in Moscow. Bloc leaders are expected to start talks at a summit in Brussels this week aimed at countering problems ranging from eavesdropping to communication breakdowns that meant the Russia incident was little-known internally for weeks, diplomats said. to keep pace with growing threats to information security, especially given the bloc’s extensive vulnerabilities as a network of 28 sovereign states.
Last week The Sun newspaper published a story about what it called the “Haps”, the husbands and partners of England’s players in the Women’s football World Cup in France. The paper predicted the Haps would be as important as the Wags, the wives and girlfriends of England’s male team, who it deemed a “calm and constant presence” at last year’s World Cup in Russia. The Sun’s discovery of the Haps is just one sign of an explosion of commercial interest in women’s football that is both striking and disruptive.
The international community needs to take a firm stance against Iran after the maritime attacks as well as strikes on Saudi oil facilities and an airport in the kingdom, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in an interview with Asharq Al Awsat newspaper published Sunday. Iran has denied culpability.
Twitter Inc NYSE:TWTRView full report here! Summary * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for TWTR with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting TWTR. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. ETFs that hold TWTR had net inflows of $5.26 billion over the last one-month. While these are not among the highest inflows of the last year, the rate of inflow is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managersâ€™ Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Servicesis falling. The rate of decline is significant relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Beijing claims the policy has prevented any violent attacks in the region during that period. John Sullivan, US deputy secretary of state, told António Guterres, UN secretary-general, that the planned visit of Vladimir Voronkov to Xinjiang was “highly inappropriate”, in a phone call on Friday.
Facebook (FB) Watch has now more than 720-million monthly and 140-million daily users, who spend at least one minute on Watch.
“Iran did do it, and you know they did it,” Trump said Friday during a phone interview with Fox News. The president’s comments follow American officials’ release of images they said show that Iran was involved in an attack on an oil tanker near the entrance to the Persian Gulf on Thursday, one of two incidents that have raised tensions between the U.S. and the Islamic Republic.
There's an old saying that if you don't control your medium someone else will, and they won't have your interests at heart. That's no more true than in the case of Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google, which has taken the media's business model for the Internet and now faces blowback.Source: Shutterstock That blowback includes calls to break the company up. Google's response is to reorganize its Washington lobbying shop, one of the largest in town, under new head of public policy Karan Bhatia, a former Bush Administration official.But Bhatia will have to look hard to find friends in the media industry. Most of that industry lies in pieces at Google's feet.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Links as TheftThe low monetary value of Internet media properties is underscored by news that TheStreet.Com, one of the early financial news sites, brought just $33 million in a sale to Maven (NASDAQ:MVEN), a small digital publishing company. Even that price represented more than twice Maven's market cap. (Full disclosure. I worked for TheStreet for a few years earlier in this decade.)The control of digital advertising by Google -- and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter (NASDAQ:TWTR) -- has Reuters asking if news has any economic value.Maybe not, but it does have political value.Consider a recent New York Times piece on the subject. It's based on a "study" from the New Media Alliance (formerly the Newspaper Association of America). The study claims Google made $4.7 billion last year from news content that it did not produce. The U.S. news industry as a whole brought in just $5.8 billion from digital ads on content it did produce.It's worth noting that the $4.7 billion figure is based on extrapolating from a 2008 since exact figures are not available.Politically, the study seems aimed at bringing the European concept of a "link tax" to the U.S. It's aimed at making Internet platforms pay for links to news content. Google argues such a tax would cut traffic to news sites, because their response would be to stop linking or shut down Google News in Europe altogether. Show Me the MoneyAbsent ad revenue, most newspapers have put up paywalls, allowing only subscribers to see their product.The New York Times (NYSE:NYT) has tripled its stock value in five years, it says, because of its paywall. But only a few national newspapers, including The Washington Post (owned by Amazon's (NADSAQ:AMZN) Jeff Bezos) and The Wall Street Journal, have made money on paywalls, which cut market reach substantially. Many smaller market papers now run with a skeleton staff.The result, for Google, is that its News product has become less useful even as it has been expanded. Its links lead regular readers to paywalls.More important, the enmity of major journalism organizations, both TV and print, plays into the hands of the Department of Justice -- at least in this area. The DOJ is busy creating new interpretations of antitrust law to apply to the digital age. The Bottom LineSince the antitrust issue began blowing up a few months ago Facebook stock is down 10% and Alphabet is down 17%, trading early on June 12 at $1,076 per share.There are analysts claiming Google would, like Standard Oil over a century ago, benefit from a breakup. But I find that claim is dubious.However, Google's refusal to play ball -- or in the case of a link tax, refusal to give the ball players a cut of the tickets they sold to their game -- doesn't bode well for future regulation. * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 Someone will pay the price of this. Whether it will be Google or the news media and the people who depend on it for information remains to be seen. In a time when the president routinely refers to the press as "the enemy of the people," the effects of the fight could be even worse than lost shareholder value.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family, available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned no shares in companies mentioned in this article. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 * 7 Value Stocks That Are Flying Under the Radar * 6 Mouth-Watering Fast Food Stocks for Growth Investors Compare Brokers The post Google Faces Antitrust Regulations -- And for Good Reason appeared first on InvestorPlace.
There is an army of fake Twitter accounts sowing disinformation on social media—by recycling old terror events as breaking news, according to new research.
Loop Capital analyst Alan Gould reiterated his upbeat view of Twitter Inc. shares on Friday, a day after the stock dropped on concerns about second-half comparisons and spending plans. "We do not view 2H comps as difficult or expectations aggressive," Gould wrote. "We think user growth headwinds from health initiatives are softening as Twitter makes progress in identifying and deactivating suspicious accounts." He said that improved platform health can be a "growth driver" for Twitter, while the company faces several intriguing "engagement drivers" next year, including the U.S. presidential election and the Olympics in Tokyo. "While we think Twitter is not particularly event-dependent, we cannot ignore the 2020 calendar," Gould wrote. He's also upbeat about direct-response advertising, which could improve Twitter's monetization strategy given that the ad format is a small part of revenue, especially relative to peers. Twitter shares are near flat in Friday trading. They've gained 26% so far this year, as the S&P 500 has risen 15%.
In a note to investors, Michael Nathanson and Benne Rosner wrote that as they look into the second half of 2019, now seems to be an especially opportune time to sell Twitter.
Senior US lawmakers have introduced legislation aimed at pressuring Hong Kong to shelve an extradition bill that critics say would further erode the autonomy that the former British colony was guaranteed on its handover to mainland China. The move, which increases pressure on the territory’s government to suspend the bill, came as a senior adviser to Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, suggested the bill could be delayed and activists in the territory called for another mass demonstration on Sunday. Members of the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China — led by Democratic congressman Jim McGovern and Republican senator Marco Rubio — introduced a measure that would require the US secretary of state to certify every year that Hong Kong remains autonomous from mainland China.
Russian sources mounted a “continued and sustained” disinformation effort to “suppress turnout and influence voter preferences” at last month’s EU parliament elections, an initial review by Brussels has concluded. Social media companies fell short in their efforts to tackle the malicious activity despite improvements in some areas, the analysis found, warning that they risked regulation if they failed to do better. The document, due to be published on Friday, does not draw conclusions about who was behind the disinformation or how it was co-ordinated.
Brazil’s rightwing president Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday fired Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz, a retired army general and government minister viewed as a voice of moderation in a government seeking to ...
Twitter says the account removals are to prevent election interference while preserving valid political speech.
A surge of about 200,000 users believed to be from Saudi Arabia who are frustrated at what they say is censorship by Twitter have helped crash the small social media network Parler, which styles itself as a "free speech-driven" space. The unexpected arrival of the new accounts since Sunday more than doubled the total number of Parler users and crippled some functions, CEO and co-founder John Matze told Reuters. The influx of users has created unusual bedfellows on Parler, which has mostly been a home for supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump after starting up a year ago.