Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Twilio Put Options (TWLO)

Twilio Inc (NYSE:TWLO) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 1,106 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 150% compared to the typical volume of 442 put options.

In related news, CEO Jeff Lawson acquired 100,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 10th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $23.43 per share, for a total transaction of $2,343,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CFO Lee Kirkpatrick sold 12,757 shares of Twilio stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.96, for a total value of $394,956.72. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 17,292 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $535,360.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 38,582 shares of company stock valued at $1,161,678.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Vetr cut Twilio from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.45 price objective for the company. in a research report on Monday, February 13th. Argus reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Twilio in a research report on Tuesday, February 14th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on shares of Twilio in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Drexel Hamilton reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Twilio in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Finally, William Blair reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Twilio in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $35.78.

Shares of Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) traded down 3.9524% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $25.0204. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,391,889 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $27.90 and its 200-day moving average is $30.12. The company’s market capitalization is $2.26 billion. Twilio has a 52-week low of $22.80 and a 52-week high of $70.96.

Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The technology company reported ($0.14) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of ($0.14). The business had revenue of $87.37 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $83.57 million. Analysts forecast that Twilio will post ($0.29) EPS for the current year.

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Twilio Company Profile

Twilio Inc offers Cloud Communications Platform, which enables developers to build, scale and operate real-time communications within software applications. The Company’s platform consists of Programmable Communications Cloud, Super Network and Business Model for Innovators. Its Programmable Communications Cloud software enables developers to embed voice, messaging, video and authentication capabilities into their applications through its Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

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