|Bid||31.26 x 800|
|Ask||31.31 x 900|
|Day's Range||30.97 - 31.68|
|52 Week Range||26.19 - 47.79|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||-0.29|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||20.02|
|Earnings Date||Apr 23, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||33.49|
The meeting came as U.S. and China send signals they may reach a deal or extend talks to end their trade war, easing fears the Trump administration will ratchet up tariffs when a key deadline arrives in two weeks. Investors on Friday cheered signs that the trade war between the world’s two largest economies isn’t escalating, with U.S. equities climbing. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders named 10 officials who would participate in Saturday’s meeting, either in person in Florida, where the president is spending the weekend, or by phone.
Angela Merkel has attacked US isolationism, warning against American withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan, while defending the multilateral institutions now threatened by US policy. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, Ms Merkel said the international structures that arose in the aftermath of the second world war were coming under incredible pressure and needed to be reformed.
The publisher of rock band R.E.M.'s music asked Twitter to remove a satirical video clip containing one of the band's songs that President Donald Trump's account tweeted Friday, CNBC has learned. The clip, which was first posted by another Twitter user and runs more than two minutes in length, plays audio from R.E.M.'s early-'90s hit single "Everybody Hurts" over excerpts from Trump's Feb. 5 State of the Union address. R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills took notice, saying that the president had retweeted the video from Twitter account CarpeDonktum, who Mills says created it.
Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages you and others have deleted, but also data sent to and from accounts that have been deactivated and suspended, according to security researcher Karan Saini. Saini found years-old messages in a file from an archive of his data obtained through the website from accounts that were no longer on Twitter. Saini told TechCrunch that he had "concerns" that the data was retained by Twitter for so long.
I've been skeptical about Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) stock for some time now. Admittedly, even though TWTR stock has been range-bound since late July, I've been too skeptical towards it, as Twitter stock has rallied over the last two years, roughly doubling during that period.As I wrote in December, the gains of Twitter stock have been deserved, at least to some extent. The company's total user base (as represented by MAUs, or monthly active users) hasn't grown much. But its engagement is up, as shown by increases in its DAUs (daily active users). And Twitter has become a better, more valuable partner for advertisers.Yet that success hasn't done much for TWTR stock of late. Its Q3 earnings, which were reported in October, sent Twitter stock soaring. Yet a 10% decline after the Q4 release earlier this month wiped out most of those gains. Twitter stock now actually is down 7.4% over the past twelve months.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Hot Stocks Leading the Market's Blitz Higher There's one big reason why: valuation. TWTR looked hugely expensive at $45 in June, but even at $31, where it currently trades, it's not exactly cheap. And with Twitter's earnings growth likely to be muted in 2019, it's tough to see how concerns about its valuation will ease any time soon. The Valuation of TWTR StockTwitter stock still trades at about 17 times its enterprise value-EBITDA ratio. After backing out close to $5 per share of net cash, TWTR trades at about 30 times analysts' 2019 earnings-per-share consensus of 89 cents. (Those estimates may come down as analysts adjust their models.)Neither of those metrics is cheap. Based on both of the above criteria, Twitter is more expensive than Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), which continues to grow faster. It's more expensive than Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL,GOOG), whose revenue is also rising faster than that of TWTR. The 30 times forward P/E multiple of Twitter stock is above the S&P 500's average valuation.At the very least, the valuation of Twitter stock suggests either that Twitter will grow for years or that Twitter will be sold. But an acquisition still seems unlikely: TWTR was clearly on the auction block in 2016, only to see Alphabet, Disney (NYSE:DIS), and Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) all pass on a deal.And so, TWTR has to grow to justify the valuation of TWTR stock. Even though Twitter's business has improved, that seems like a lot to ask after the company's Q4 report. How Twitter Stock Can Move HigherFrom a broad standpoint, there are three ways that Twitter's earnings can increase. It can attract more users. It can make more money from its users. Or it can lower costs as a percentage of its revenue, either by increasing its revenue more quickly or by cutting its costs.Again, Twitter has had some success. What the company now calls mDAU (monetizable daily active usage) rose 9% year-over-year in Q4, and about 10% for the full year. Monthly active users (which Twitter no longer will disclose ) declined, in part due to the removal of bots and fake accounts. The two figures show that the users who visit Twitter are using it more often.But the MAU figure also highlights a key problem: Twitter isn't attracting users who weren't previously familiar with the service. That alone suggests a potential headwind to growth.On the revenue per user front, Twitter is also making progress. Its Q4 revenue rose 24%, driven by the 9% increase of mDAU. The shift to video - a strategy of which I admittedly was highly skeptical - is attracting advertisers and increasing the company's revenue.But Twitter delivered relatively disappointing Q1 guidance. Its Q1 revenue guidance of $715-$765 million represents an increase of 7.5%-16.5%, slower growth than the company has posted in recent quarters. It looks as if the improvements in the monetization of its users are fading, another reason to believe that the company's overall revenue growth is going to decelerate. High Spending Will Dent Twitter's EarningsMeanwhile, Twitter's costs are set to move higher, both on an absolute basis and as a percentage of its revenue. Specifically, TWTR expects its GAAP and non-GAAP operating expenses to rise 20% in 2019.That means its costs likely are going to rise faster than its revenue will. The higher spending is being partly caused by Twitter's efforts to improve its IT security and users' experience.As a result, Twitter's Q4 earnings look a bit like the Q2 report that caused Facebook stock to plunge in July. Facebook's revenue growth slowed, and it warned that it would have to spend a great deal more money to protect its platform. Consequently, FB stock lost the most money in a single day in stock-market history.The selloff of TWTR stock obviously wasn't nearly as bad. Nor should it have been; Twitter's spending isn't spiking to anywhere near the same extent as Facebook's did.But it's worth noting that Facebook stock still trades below where it did after that plunge. And while the stories of the two stocks aren't identical, the results could be similar. Twitter stock still is pricing in quite a bit of earnings growth. The company is saying that that growth isn't coming, at least in 2019. That divergence could keep on a lid on TWTR stock for quite some time.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * Should You Buy, Sell, Or Hold These 7 Medical Cannabis Stocks? * 7 Strong Buy Stocks With Over 20% Upside * 7 Reasons Stock Buybacks Should Be Illegal Compare Brokers The post Twitter Stock Still Has a Valuation Problem appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Trump’s comments signal the two sides may be approaching a deal after two days of high-level talks in Beijing. The two countries said they are working toward an initial written agreement, and will continue negotiations next week in Washington. “It’s going extremely well,” Trump said, referring to the negotiations that wrapped up Friday in Beijing.
Activision''s (ATVI) 2019 Overwatch League sees participation from eight new teams that brings the total number of teams to 20.
Twitter is "thinking about" a new feature that would allow users to add clarifications to old tweets, co-founder Jack Dorsey has revealed. Despite numerous calls for an edit button, its potential introduction is a contentious issue among the platform's users. Speaking at a Goldman Sachs event in San Francisco on Thursday, Mr Dorsey said Twitter is considering a compromise that would allow users to add additional context to a tweet without changing its original content.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sounded a positive note on Friday as U.S.-China trade talks drew to a close in Beijing, as both sides tried to reach a deal that would avert a tariff increase on Chinese goods by March 1. Lighthizer,” Mnuchin said in tweet, without giving further details. Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also planned to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping.
, Donald Trump is kicking off his re-election campaign on the back foot. Mr Trump warmed to his theme in last week’s State of the Union address when he complained about the rise of “socialism” among the Democrats. The president’s rhetoric about socialism encapsulates the dilemma the Democrats face as the party’s own primary campaign kicks off in earnest.
The TVA board voted 6-1 Thursday to shutter the Paradise Fossil Plant Unit 3, which gets most of its coal from mines operated by a longtime and vocal Trump supporter, Robert Murray. The decision came down to money.
The Overwatch League is kicking off its 2019 season Thursday with eight new teams from Asia, Europe and North America all vying for a larger prize this year.
Verizon News: Green Bonds, Yahoo Issues, Job Cuts, and a Lawsuit(Continued from Prior Part)Proposal details said to come up shortVerizon (VZ) recently suffered a setback in its efforts to put the Yahoo problems it inherited behind it. Late last
(Bloomberg) -- Senior Republican lawmakers said the compromise spending bill that would avert another government shutdown will easily pass the House and Senate and they expect President Donald Trump will sign it into law.
Described in Twitter's code as the "News Camera", the Snapchat-style visualsharing option could turn more people into citizen journalists
The city will phase out the three units that together represent 38 percent of the city’s natural gas portfolio by 2029, according to a statement Tuesday by Mayor Eric Garcetti. The move reverses an earlier decision by the city’s utility to extend the life of the coastal gas generators and marks another step in California’s march toward weening itself from fossil fuels. “This is the beginning of the end of natural gas in Los Angeles,” Garcetti said in the statement.
U.S. stock futures are trading higher again this morning, continuing this relief rally. In premarket action, the futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are up 0.46% and S&P 500 are higher by 0.39%. Nasdaq-100 have added 0.52% to yesterday's gains.In the options pits, call buyers were busier than bears yesterday. Markets meandered higher while waiting for some geo-economic news. We still need President Donald Trump to actually sign the agreement to avert a U.S. government shutdown. This rally could disappear quickly if news on that front disappoints. Meanwhile, Wall Street still has one foot out the door. Investors will sell first and ask questions later. Regardless, the action was bullish since we had 18.9 million calls and 15.2 million puts during the session.Markets seem on edge, even when in the green. This is the byproduct of being in headline trading mode while we await news from the tariff talks between the U.S. and China. Nevertheless, the CBOE single-session equity put/call volume ratio remain stable 0.57 versus the the 10-day moving average of 0.62. Sentiment remains positive in spite of the caution.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsOptions activity was bullish on Wednesday. This is normal as fear levels abate. Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) was in the news and spiked 4% and the action was also bullish in the options. Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) had an even bigger rally, up almost 7% yesterday. The appetite for options was voracious, suggesting more potential to come. Finally, Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) wasn't as exciting on the Wednesday scoreboard, but its options action made up for it.Let's take a closer look: Eli Lilly (LLY)Eli Lilly stock might be ready to make a big move. This week the options have been active and the calls have overwhelmed the puts. Yesterday LLY options traded 727 times its daily average volume. While the split favors the bears slightly, it's even enough to leave the bias neutral. * 9 U.S. Stocks That Are Coming to Life Again Usually when options get to be this active, it means that there is an imminent move in the stock. This much action in it above the normal levels is unusual. Such a tense situation will resolve itself soon, but unfortunately we don't know the direction of the breakout.So we rely on the charts and the levels to tell us when to go long or short. Eli Lilly stock is at all time highs so clearly it's having a great year. Shorter term, it is stuck between $120.30 and $118.10 per share. A breach of either side of this range will carry momentum in that direction. The secondary targets from those edges are $121.40 versus $117.05. Those, too, are potential catalyst levels. It is best to trade the triggers rather than anticipate the moves. Twitter (TWTR)Twitter reported earnings recently, and the stock collapsed more than 10% on the headline. This was a shame, since TWTR stock was in the middle of a breakout from $34 per share. Luckily for bulls, on Wednesday it spiked sharply on the 13-F news that Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has a new 5.6% stake in the stock. Investors chased the stock up but closed off the highs.So it is no surprise to see Twitter stock options trade 138 times their daily average. Moreover, 70% of the Wednesday options were calls to only 30% puts. It is clear that traders now expect a rebound from the earnings rout.Before chasing, it is important that it maintains the short-term higher-lows trend. So losing $30.30 would cause a deflation in the immediate rally. Conversely, a breach above $31.82 would trigger a buy signal to fill the earnings gap and target $34 per share. It would be a tall order to expect much more of it here. Freeport McMoRan (FCX)FCX reported earnings in January and the stock fell more than 15% on its heels. Since then, it completely recovered from it. But there might be even more good news and the options markets know it.On Wednesday, FCX options traded 204 times their daily average. More to the point, the mix was 76% calls to only 24% puts and this suggests a very bullish bias. The technicals point to much more upside off the breach of $12.10 per share.If the bulls can continue past $12.30 it could continue on its way to $13 or higher. There are resistance areas in between but this breakout has momentum. The concern from here that this stock moves fast but in both directions. And this fast recovery from earnings left a big gap below that beacons.Tight stops are a must when trading FCX stock. Those who are in it for an investment should trade it according to their fundamental opinions of it. I recently wrote a bullish article about the upside potential in FCX.Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of SellSpreads.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can follow him as @racernic on Twitter and Stocktwits. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 U.S. Stocks That Are Coming to Life Again * The 7 Best Video Game Stocks to Power Up Your Portfolio! * 5 Tips to Become a Better Stock Trader Compare Brokers The post Thursdayas Vital Data: Eli Lilly, Twitter and Freeport-McMoRan appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Spotlight on Amazon’s Overseas Operations(Continued from Prior Part)Sellers advised to prepare for a no-deal BrexitThe United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29 in what has come to be known as Brexit. The nation has been
Anyone who thinks America’s populist moment has passed should think again. Donald Trump promised to make America great again. Half of the Democratic party now vows to make their country socialist for the first time.