Did Goldman Just Tip Their Hand On A Massive Takeover?
Fri Dec 15 2017
Nikki Bailey (1013 articles)

Did Goldman Just Tip Their Hand On A Massive Takeover?

It might be time to get back on the Twitter bandwagon.

Twitter’s stock surged more than 7% on Thursday and closed at it’s highest level in 14 months because a tweet sent out by Goldman’s CEO Lloyd Blankfein.

That tweet fueled speculation that Twitter is back in deal talks with Disney, with Goldman as it’s adviser.

The timing itself was a little interesting because it coincided with the completion of a Disney’s $ 52.4 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s film and TV assets earlier in the day.

The speculation provided a needed boost for Twitter’s stock which has lost almost 50% of its market value over the past 15 months.

The company has been dealing with declining revenue and slower growth for awhile.  It’s shares have started to recover, and this tweet sent the stock soaring.

Amid the fervor around Twitter’s stock, and looking past Thursday’s single-day share surge, traders are looking more bullish on the company going forward. Short interest — a measure of bets that a stock will drop — has declined by $ 32 million, or 44%, since hitting a high in April, according to data compiled by financial analytics firm S3 Partners.

In other words, bearish speculators are seeing less of a reason to bet against the stock, or protect against future losses.

Twitter’s stock rose 0.5% to $ 22.69 in early trading on Friday.

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Nikki Bailey

Nikki Bailey

Nikki Bailey reports on US Stocks. She covers also economy and related aspects. She has been tracking US Stock markets for several years now. She is based in New York