Twitter Inc (TWTR) Website Experiencing Major Service Disruptions

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If you are one of those people like myself who log onto the Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) social network and use it as someone would have used a newspaper in the 90’s, then you may be a bit disappointed this morning. According to reports, and from my own personal experience this morning, there are several features on Twitter which are not currently working, and the site is down completely for some users.

The outage, which began at approximately 4 a.m ET, according to Downrightnow.com, seems to be ongoing as we publish this story. The Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) search function seems to be unfunctionable, as any searchers or hashtags clicked on will not bring up any results. While this downtime is likely to be rectified this morning, such issues are the last thing the company wants as shareholders begin to get antsy over the recent drop in share price. The stock has recently hit new 52-week lows as investors question the company’s profitablility.

The stock decreased 5.58% or $1.06 on January 19, hitting $17.94. Approximately 1,510 shares traded hands. TWTR shares have declined 50.03% since June 12, 2015 and are currently downtrending. It has underperformed the S&P500 by 41.16%.

From a total of 29 analysts covering Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) stock, 12 rate it a “Buy”, 2 a “Sell”, and 15 a “Hold”. This means that 41% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is $56 while the lowest target price is $21.0. The mean of all analyst targets is $33.79 which is 88.35% above today’s ($17.94) stock price. Twitter was the topic of 47 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Mizuho initiated shares on January 13 with a “Neutral” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained shares with a”Underweight” rating and a $22 target share price in their report from an October 28. M Partners maintained TWTR stock in a recent report from November 16 with a “Neutral” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the rating on October 28. Barclays Capital has a “Equal-Weight” rating and a $33 price target on shares. Finally, RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with a “Sector Perform” rating in a report they issued on an October 28.

The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q2 2015. It’s down 0.19, from 1.26 in 2015Q2. The ratio dived, as 102 funds sold all their Twitter Inc shares they owned while 129 reduced their positions. 56 funds bought stakes while 191 increased their total positions. Institutions now own 269.03 million shares which is 10.40% less than the previous share count of 300.24 million in 2015Q2.

Institutional Venture Management Xii Llc holds 100% of its total portfolio in Twitter Inc, equating to 418,115 shares. Rizvi Traverse Management Llc owns 2.80 million shares representing 100% of their total US portfolio. Moreover, Ah Equity Partners Iii L.L.C. has 69.57% of their total portfolio invested in the company, equating to 1,202 shares. The California-based Kpcb Dgf Associates Llc has a total of 28.35% of their portfolio invested in the stock. Bain Capital Venture Investors Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 817,155 shares owned.

Twitter, Inc. is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company has a market cap of $12.25 billion. The Firm offers services and products for users, advertisers, developers and platform and data partners. It currently has negative earnings. Products and services for users enables a way for people to create, distribute and discover content, which enables a user on Twitter to create a tweet and a user to follow other users.

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