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TWTR

Twitter

$33.73

0.31 (0.93%)

06:26
12/19/18
12/19
06:26
12/19/18
06:26

Twitter warned of support form bug two years ago, TechCrunch reports

Security researcher Peerzada Fawaz Ahmad Qureshi reported a bug in Twitter's support form that exposed country codes of phone numbers linked to users' accounts about two years ago, but at the time his report was closed as it did "not appear to present a significant security risk," TechCrunch reports, citing Qureshi. Twitter, which recently said that the bug may have been abused by nation-state actors, disclosed, "We have become aware of an issue related to one of our support forms, which is used by account holders to contact Twitter about issues with their account. This could be used to discover the country code of people's phone numbers if they had one associated with their Twitter account, as well as whether or not their account had been locked by Twitter." Reference Link

TWTR Twitter
$33.73

0.31 (0.93%)

12/06/18
12/06/18
INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. LG Display (LPL) initiated with a Buy at Citi. 2. Twitter (TWTR) and Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) were initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim, while Snap (SNAP) and Facebook (FB) were initiated with a Neutral. 3. Apache (APA) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens. 4. CorMedix (CRMD) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital. 5. Protagonist Therapeutics (PTGX) initiated with a Buy at Nomura Instinet. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
12/06/18
GUGG
12/06/18
INITIATION
Target $39
GUGG
Buy
Twitter initiated with a Buy on improved experiences, conversion at Guggenheim
Guggenheim analyst Michael Morris initiated Twitter with a Buy and $39 price target saying it is a industry leader in social media. Morris expects management efforts to improve platform health will continue to bolster the user experience, increase usage, and attractiveness to advertisers. The analyst also said the company is well positioned for growing global ad share spend as video ad messaging improves and expanded new-product advertising partnerships grow.
12/06/18
GUGG
12/06/18
INITIATION
Target $39
GUGG
Buy
Twitter initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim
Guggenheim initiated Twitter with a Buy and $39 price target.
11/26/18
MKMP
11/26/18
NO CHANGE
Target $190
MKMP
Buy
MKM Partners lowers price targets on Alphabet and Facebook
MKM Partners analyst Rob Sanderson lowers his price target on Alphabet (GOOGL) to $1,365 from $1,465 and on Facebook (FB) to $190 from $230 as part of his broader research note for the Internet Applications and Media sector. The analyst states that both of these stocks have been underperforming the Nasdaq on 1-month, 3-month, and year-to-date basis, but believes that Alphabet's underperformance has more to do with a rotation away from growth given its "remarkably consistent" performance and its expected moderating traffic acquisition rate costs. Sanderson says that while Facebook stock is the "furthest from its intrinsic value", it continues to face a "challenging event path with engagement shift toward lower monetizing apps" and the expected cost increase to build greater "safety and security competencies". He also believes that Facebook business model will normalize at "much lower profit margin" because of these added costs. The analyst keeps Alphabet and Facebook ratings at Buy. As part of his research note, Sanderson also maintains a Buy rating on Twitter (TWTR) with a price target of $43. The analyst contends that the company has "compelling upside potential as monetization catches up to engagement growth", with added optionality coming from potential "service breaks-through to the mass market."

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