Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Traders Expect Stock Will Rise More than 10%

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Traders Expect Stock Will Rise More than 10%

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Traders Expect Stock Will Rise More than 10%

Twitter’s stock has risen 20% since the beginning of October after the company delivered better than expected third quarter results. The sharp gain is a stark contrast to the broader stock market’s sell-off. Now, options traders are betting the stock will rise another 12% by the middle of January. Technical analysis also suggests the shares may advance short term.

A key driver is that analysts are boosting earnings and revenue estimates.

The company reported earnings of $0.21 per share versus estimates of $0.14 per share, while revenue was 8% better than expected. The stronger than expected results have led analysts to up their fourth-quarter earnings estimates by 11% and revenue by 4%.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.

Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside.

The projected upper bound is: 37.41.

The projected lower bound is: 31.21.

The projected closing price is: 34.31.

Candlesticks

A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 7 white candles and 3 black candles for a net of 4 white candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 29 white candles and 21 black candles for a net of 8 white candles.

An engulfing bearish line occurred (where a black candle’s real body completely contains the previous white candle’s real body). The engulfing bearish pattern is bearish during an uptrend (which appears to be the case with TWITTER INC). It then signifies that the momentum may be shifting from the bulls to the bears.

If the engulfing bearish pattern occurs during a downtrend, it may be a last engulfing bottom which indicates a bullish reversal. The test to see if this is the case is if the next candle closes above the bottom the current (black) candle’s real body.

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 76.7827. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 0 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 66.33. 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 33 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 100. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a sell 0 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 buy 27 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

TWITTER INC closed down -0.320 at 34.300. Volume was 1% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 22% wider than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
34.950 35.340 33.850 34.300 4,903,303

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Overbought
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bullish

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 31.96 30.61 33.47
Volatility: 92 66 71
Volume: 6,782,440 4,856,866 5,656,628

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 2.5% above its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is extremely high when compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. There is a good possibility that volatility will decrease and prices will stabilize in the near term. Our volume indicators reflect volume flowing into and out of TWTR.N at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on TWTR.N and have had this outlook for the last 9 periods.

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