Back to top

Real Time Insight

Twitter is scheduled to report its first earnings report next week on Feb 5.

It's not unusual for companies to "miss" on the first earnings report after going public because the analysts are working off of older financial information from the IPO and they're not yet familiar with the company's workings.

Look at Facebook. Even though investors are celebrating its most recent earnings report, it missed on its first THREE quarters.

Yelp also missed big in its first quarterly report. LinkedIn, however, managed to beat the first quarter and each of the three quarters after that.

The Facebook Clues

Twitter investors, however, were heartened by Facebook's report of big mobile advertising numbers in its earnings report yesterday. Mobile ads accounted for about half of Facebook's quarterly revenue after barely existing just a few quarters ago.

Among the analysts who cover Twitter, there has been no change in the Zacks Consensus Estimate over the last month.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate is calling for a loss of $0.10.

But optimism is growing among the Twitter rank and file investors.

Twitter shares jumped about 8% today on Facebook's earnings report.

Will Twitter surprise with a beat next week?

Or is the optimism misplaced?

 

Zacks Releases Their 7 Best Stocks for August, 2014

These 7 were hand-picked from the list of 220 Zacks Rank #1 Strong Buys with earnings estimate revisions that are sweeping upward. Their stock prices are expected to rise sooner than the others.

Today, this Special Report is available to new Zacks.com visitors free of charge.

Close This Panel X

Please login to Zacks.com or register to post a comment.

New to Zacks?

Start Here

Zacks Investment Research

Close

Are you a new Zacks Member or a visitor to Zacks.com?

Top Zacks Features

My Portfolio Tracker

Is it Time to Sell?

One of the most important steps you can take today is to set up your portfolio tracker on Zacks.com. Once you do, you'll be notified of major events affecting your stocks and/or funds with daily email alerts.

More Zacks Resources

Zacks Rank Home - Evaluate your stocks and use the Zacks Rank to eliminate the losers and keep the winners.

Mutual Fund Rank Home - Evaluate your funds with the Mutual Fund Rank for both your personal and retirement funds.

Stock/Mutual Fund Screening - Find better stocks and mutual funds. The ones most likely to beat the market and provide a positive return.

My Portfolio - Track your Portfolio and find out where your stocks/mutual funds stack up with the Zacks Rank.

Zacks #1 Rank Top Movers for Zacks #1 Rank Top Movers

Company Symbol Price %Chg
RPC INC RES 24.91 +8.35%
LITHIA MOTO… LAD 94.59 +4.60%
DELTA AIR L… DAL 39.15 +3.90%
FLAMEL TECH… FLML 14.51 +3.50%
SOUTHWEST A… LUV 28.87 +2.92%