Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy)

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy)

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy)

Investors focused on the Computer and Technology space have likely heard of Twitter ( TWTR ), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? A quick glance at the company’s year-to-date performance in comparison to the rest of the Computer and Technology sector should help us answer this question.

Twitter is a member of the Computer and Technology sector. This group includes 647 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of #2. The Zacks Sector Rank gauges the strength of our 16 individual sector groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups.

The Zacks Rank is a proven system that emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions, highlighting a variety of stocks that are displaying the right characteristics to beat the market over the next one to three months. TWTR is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for TWTR’s full-year earnings has moved 13.14% higher within the past quarter. This means that analyst sentiment is stronger and the stock’s earnings outlook is improving.

Based on the most recent data, TWTR has returned 7.76% so far this year. In comparison, Computer and Technology companies have returned an average of 4.81%. This shows that Twitter is outperforming its peers so far this year.

Looking more specifically, TWTR belongs to the Internet – Software industry, which includes 83 individual stocks and currently sits at #26 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, stocks in this group have gained 9.77% this year, meaning that TWTR is slightly underperforming its industry in terms of year-to-date returns.

Investors in the Computer and Technology sector will want to keep a close eye on TWTR as it attempts to continue its solid performance.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways.

The projected upper bound is: 35.03.

The projected lower bound is: 28.09.

The projected closing price is: 31.56.

Candlesticks

A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 6 white candles and 4 black candles for a net of 2 white candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 29 white candles and 21 black candles for a net of 8 white candles.

Momentum Indicators

Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.

Stochastic Oscillator

One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 17.4412. This is an oversold reading. However, a signal is not generated until the Oscillator crosses above 20 The last signal was a sell 6 period(s) ago.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 49.51. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a buy 19 period(s) ago.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is -54. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a sell 7 period(s) ago.

MACD

The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a sell 0 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

TWITTER INC closed up 0.640 at 31.610. Volume was 52% below average (consolidating) and Bollinger Bands were 0% wider than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
30.940 31.720 30.910 31.610 2,191,138

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Oversold
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bearish

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 32.48 31.95 33.95
Volatility: 42 70 68
Volume: 3,089,136 4,190,612 5,090,666

Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.

Summary

TWITTER INC is currently 6.9% below its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is extremely low when compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. There is a good possibility that there will be an increase in volatility along with sharp price fluctuations in the near future. Our volume indicators reflect moderate flows of volume into TWTR.N (mildly bullish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on TWTR.N and have had this outlook for the last 9 periods.

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