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Twitter drops as COO Anthony Noto resigns to become SoFi CEO

Shares of Twitter (TWTR) dropped in pre-market trading after the microblog operator confirmed that its chief operating officer will leave to take an executive role at another company. COO DEPARTURE: Twitter said this morning that Anthony Noto, its COO, is leaving the company to accept the role of chief executive at another company. "Anthony has been an incredible advocate for Twitter and a trusted partner to me and our leadership team," Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said. Noto's responsibilities at Twitter for the company's business operations and revenue generating operations will be taken on by other members of Twitter's executive team, while Matt Derella, Twitter's Vice President of Global Revenue and Operations, will continue to lead the company's advertising sales efforts. NOTO TO JOIN SOFI: Noto will join online lender SoFi as its CEO and a director, according to a release from the company, following reports that SoFi offered him the job. SoFi has been seeking a permanent CEO since Mike Cagney left the company in September. Noto will join SoFi on March 1. At that time, interim CEO Tom Hutton, who has been serving as executive chairman, will become non-executive chairman of SoFi's board, the company reported. Hutton commented that SoFi's board "unanimously agrees that Anthony's deep understanding of technology, consumer, and financial businesses make him the perfect fit to be SoFi's CEO. We could not be more excited to have someone of his caliber on board." PRICE ACTION: Twitter is down 2.7% to $22.68 per share in pre-market trading.

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INITIATION
VERF
Negative
Twitter initiated with a Negative due to lack of ad growth at Vertical Group
01/18/18
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01/18/18
NO CHANGE
Target $21
STFL
Hold
Twitter coverage transferred with a Hold at Stifel
Stifel analyst John Egbert took over coverage of Twitter with a Hold rating on the shares with a $21 price target. The analyst believes better 2018 advertising results are already reflected in the stock price. He wants to see improving monthly active user growth and a stabilization of advertising pricing before getting more constructive on the name.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Qualcomm (QCOM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura Instinet with analyst Romit Shah saying with Broadcom's (AVGO) hostile takeover attempt now analogous to a "gun to the head," Qualcomm management is likely to more aggressively focus on driving shareholder value in order to remain a standalone franchise. 2. Twitter (TWTR) upgraded to Buy from Sell at Aegis with analyst Victor Anthony saying he believes 2018 will be an inflection point in owned and operated advertising for Twitter and he sees a return to double-digit growth in that area in 2019. 3. Procter & Gamble (PG) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst Jason English saying he no longer sees enough downside to estimates to drive material underperformance for the stock. 4. Northrop Grumman (NOC) and Curtiss-Wright (CW) were upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo. 5. Ciena (CIEN) was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs, while Adtran (ADTN) was upgraded to Neutral from Sell. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Target $30

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Twitter upgraded to Buy with $30 target at Aegis
As previously reported, Aegis analyst Victor Anthony upgraded Twitter (TWTR) two notches, to Buy from Sell, and set a $30 price target on the stock. Anthony believes 2018 will be an inflection point in owned and operated advertising for Twitter and he sees a return to double-digit growth in that area in 2019. He also sees the potential for improving monthly average user growth, sustained double-digit daily active user growth and thinks the stock could be included in the S&P 500 at some point. Additionally, Anthony sees Facebook's (FB) decision to de-emphasize public content making Twitter a more valuable resource for video and news, making it an even more appealing takeover candidate, he tells investors.

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