Twilio Inc (TWLO) stock slips, “Top Pick” rating reaffirmed by Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. Analysts

Twilio Inc (NASDAQ: TWLO) shares fell in early trading today on lower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock and reiterated thier respective ratings.

Meanwhile, U.S. stocks opened significantly lower in early trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was 58 points lower, or 0.29% to 19895, the S&P 500 fell 7 points, or 0.28% to 2268, while the Nasdaq dropped 22 points, or 0.38% to 5542.

Twilio Inc (NASDAQ: TWLO) had its Top Pick rating reiterated by equities researchers at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. in a research note to investors. The company currently has a rating of Top Pick on the stock. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have issued reports on the company in recent days, and the company has secured a consensus one-year price target of $38.75, above the opening price of $28.46, a difference of 13.92 percent. Twilio Inc stock has a 52-week high of $70.96. Share prices often trend to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.

Shares of Twilio Inc (NASDAQ: TWLO) opened at $28.46 yesterday and traded in a range between, $27.76 and $28.72, and last traded at $27.84, a decrease of $0.10 from the previous closing price.

Twilio Inc (NASDAQ: TWLO) now has a market cap of 2.43B.

Twilio Inc (NASDAQ: TWLO) Average Daily Trading Volume

688,194 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 9 percent below normal, out of a total float 30,993,000. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as swing traders often use swings in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

As with all potential breakouts, investors look for volume to be at least 40%-50% higher than normal on the breakout to show that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These professional investors have substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to make sure you are buying the right stocks.

Twilio Inc (NASDAQ: TWLO) Moving Averages

A moving average can also act as support or resistance. In an uptrend a 50-day, 100-day or 200-day moving average may act as a support level, as shown in the figure below.

This is because the average acts like a floor (support), so the price bounces up off of it.

In a downtrend a moving average may act as resistance; like a ceiling, the price hits it and then starts to drop again.

By tracking the activity of these professional investors—and the moving averages they affect—it allows for traders to make more effective decisions on trades.

Trades for Twilio Inc (NASDAQ: TWLO) have ranged from $23.66 – 70.96, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $30.52 and 200-day MA of $42.61. Today’s last price is 60.77%% below the 52 week high of $70.96.

Earnings growth is an important factor to consider when buying stocks and investors identify companies that have increased their earnings at least 25% or more for the past 3 years.

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