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Strategies & Market Trends : Speculating in Takeover Targets
ULBI 11.30-0.5%May 24 4:30 PM EDT

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To: Cautious_Optimist who wrote (3975)6/20/2015 10:26:04 AM
From: richardred  Read Replies (1) of 7033
TWTR Rumors are running rampant now. The latest hypothetical by Google. If you haven't noticed short interest is relatively light given the number of outstanding shares. It's also down from last month. That seems to go hand to hand with the latest story -
"It seems that everyone and their uncle is betting that Twitter will be bought by another firm,"s. From my memory and experience with the subject. In the distant past takeover rumors rarely lead to a near term takeouts. However over the last five years it seems some rumors are actually leading to nearer term deals. IMO TWTR would actually have a higher stock price on its own in time. However someone like Google would speed up their growth rates given their own infrastructure to which they can integrate in. I'm just guessing if a hypothetical near term deal does take place, it would only bring in around mid fifties stock price. However if a hypothetical bid did happen by one of the biggies. We just might have a good chance for a white knight in the wings. Who in the space would want to build a Twitter from Scratch given their head start and notoriety.

Biz Break: Twitter stock soars amid new products, takeover rumors
By Queenie Wong

Posted: 06/19/2015 03:30:35 PM PDT 0 Comments | Updated: about 18 hours ago

Today: Twitter's shares jumped more than 3 percent after renewed rumors that Google may purchase the company. Also: eBay sells its stake in Craigslist and Fitbit continues to climb.

The lead: Twitter shares climb as takeover rumors continue

Change is coming to Twitter, and Wall Street on Friday was happy about it.

A day after news broke that the social media company planned to release new features -- dubbed Project Lightning -- that could make following live events easier, Twitter's stock climbed 3.51 percent to $35.88 per share when the market closed.

FILE - This Nov. 4, 2013 file photo shows the sign outside of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP photo)

The new feature, which is expected to be released later this year, allows people on the site, even if they're not logged on, to see a collection of the best or relevant tweets about events in individual streams.

Rumors that Google could be interested in purchasing Twitter continued to fly, including one that the search giant thinks that the microblogging site is worth $100 billion.

"It seems that everyone and their uncle is betting that Twitter will be bought by another firm," Steven Place, founder of options analytics firm told Reuters on Thursday.

Twitter also announced Friday that it was testing new features that could make it easier for users to find products that they want to buy by better organizing these tweets and allowing brands to create their own collection of favorite things.
Meanwhile, analysts and investors continued to speculate about who will be Twitter's new permanent CEO.

Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder and Square CEO, will take over for Dick Costolo on July 1 as the interim CEO.

Robert Peck, an analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, highlighted top five CEO candidates: Dorsey; Adam Bain, Twitter's president of Global Revenue; Flipboard CEO and founder Mike McCue; former Yahoo interim CEO Ross Levinsohn; and Neal Mohan, Google's Vice President of Display Advertising.
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