Published: Fri, February 09, 2018
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Flying On Strong Earnings — Twitter (TWTR) Stock

Flying On Strong Earnings — Twitter (TWTR) Stock

Twitter declined to comment.

Twitter has been struggling for quite some time now to not only turn a profit but to also grow its user base.

Monthly users of Twitter also grew by 4 percent year over year.

And that means fewer advertising opportunities.

But aside from this small change, Twitter has yet to substantively deal with the impact fake news and Russian meddling have had on its site. Still, critics say the company is playing whack-a-mole with its problems, with often inadequate responses. Facebook, which does publish such figures, has 1.4 billion.

"With an increase in both total revenue and advertising revenue in Q4, Twitter is definitely on the right path to regain commitment from marketers". But it's been cutting costs and focusing on new revenue streams, such as live video. Twitter said that it made $91 million during Q4 2017 on $731.6 million of revenue, which is up 2 percent from a year ago. Analysts expected Twitter to post earnings of 14 cents per share meanwhile, Twitter posted 19 cents per share. First quarter earnings are expected to come in between $185 million and $205 million with margins between 33% and 34%. Adjusted EBITDA rose to Dollars 308 million from 215 million. The social networking company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.03.

Walter Price, head of global technology at Allianz Global Investors, said financial performance was of most importance.

Twitter faces multiple challenges.


In the long-term, analysts said, it will be hard for Twitter to make significant gains against its competitors. Twitter debuted as a public company in 2013 at US$26 a share.

Twitter in late 2017 promised to crack down on hate speech and sexual harassment on its platform as it responded to criticism it was not doing enough to protect its users. The company has introduced a slew of new measures to weed out abusive accounts.

Then there's the issue of automated accounts made to look like real people.

On the conference call, Twitter executives stressed the social network's five consecutive quarters of daily user growth. Malaga Cove Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Twitter during the third quarter worth about $154,000.

MAUs - Finally, Monthly Active Users, or MAUs, proved to be yet another big hit for the company. But the Times referenced a report saying it could be as high as 15 per cent.

Good question. As we noted, nothing in Twitter's situation has actually changed. The tech firm said it was cracking down on fake accounts and spam, which contributed to its lack of user growth. Anything that could jeopardize advertisers' ability to see how many people they will reach, she said, "is going to cause concern".

On 07 February 2018, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) stock price started the day at $ 58.72 and finally close at $58.72. Uss Investment Management Ltd who had been investing in Southern Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $43.93B market cap company.

But analysts were split on what lies ahead for the company.

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