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Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) Shares Gap Up Following Analyst Upgrade

Last updated on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 by MarketBeat

Twilio Inc (NYSE:TWLO) shares gapped up prior to trading on Tuesday after Needham & Company LLC raised their price target on the stock from $170.00 to $225.00. The stock had previously closed at $217.07, but opened at $208.62. Needham & Company LLC currently has a buy rating on the stock. Twilio shares last traded at $197.83, with a volume of 4,572,463 shares traded.

Several other research analysts have also recently commented on TWLO. TheStreet upgraded shares of Twilio from a "d+" rating to a "c" rating in a report on Thursday, May 14th. Oppenheimer reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $160.00 target price on shares of Twilio in a report on Wednesday, May 13th. Bank of America reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $125.00 price target on shares of Twilio in a research report on Monday, May 4th. Mizuho increased their price target on shares of Twilio from $125.00 to $180.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, May 7th. Finally, William Blair reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Twilio in a research report on Friday, March 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $158.52.

In other news, COO George Hu sold 7,577 shares of Twilio stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $189.67, for a total value of $1,437,129.59. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Khozema Shipchandler sold 6,669 shares of Twilio stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $189.72, for a total transaction of $1,265,242.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 195,550 shares of company stock worth $31,090,969. Insiders own 10.85% of the company's stock.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Orion Portfolio Solutions LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Twilio in the fourth quarter worth $25,000. Golden State Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Twilio in the first quarter worth $25,000. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Twilio in the fourth quarter worth $27,000. Ameritas Investment Company LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Twilio in the first quarter worth $27,000. Finally, G&S Capital LLC grew its stake in shares of Twilio by 323.5% in the first quarter. G&S Capital LLC now owns 360 shares of the technology company's stock worth $32,000 after acquiring an additional 275 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.82% of the company's stock.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 7.50 and a quick ratio of 7.50. The stock's 50 day simple moving average is $133.98 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $112.60. The stock has a market cap of $29.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -73.28 and a beta of 1.37.

Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 6th. The technology company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.11) by $0.17. Twilio had a negative net margin of 28.85% and a negative return on equity of 5.07%. The firm had revenue of $364.87 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $327.59 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.05 earnings per share. The business's revenue was up 56.5% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts predict that Twilio Inc will post -1.6 earnings per share for the current year.

About Twilio (NYSE:TWLO)

Twilio Inc provides a cloud communications platform that enables developers to build, scale, and operate communications within software applications in the United States and internationally. The company's programmable communications cloud provides a set of application programming interfaces that enable developers to embed voice, messaging, and video capabilities into their applications.

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