President-elect Donald Trump seems to be the only one who still loves Twitter (TWTR) - Get Report .

Investors certainly aren't enthralled with the social-media company, sending shares down by nearly 5% on Wednesday.

And Twitter doesn't even seem to be able to hold the affections of its own executives. On Tuesday, two more company leaders announced their departure from the micro-blogging site.

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Adam Messinger, the company's chief technology officer, said very appropriately via a tweet that he has decided to "take some time off."

He had been with the company for five years, after working at Oracle. Originally a vice president assigned to engineering infrastructure, Messinger became CTO in 2013.

The Twitter CTO had been criticized for what some viewed as indecisiveness and an inability to make needed changes in the company's infrastructure. It is isn't known what Messinger intends to do next.

Also on Tuesday, Josh McFarland, a Twitter vice president of product, said that he would be leaving. He has been with Twitter since April 2015, when his previous company, advertising platform TellApart, was purchased by the social-networking site for nearly $500 million.

McFarland will be moving on to work with private venture capital firm Greylock Partners.

These fresh departures follow on the heels of Twitter's Chief Operating Officer Adam Bain's last month. And numerous other team leaders at the company have been streaming out the company's apparently revolving doors.

This bodes ill for Twitter, which has struggled this past year. Twitter has been unable to increase its user base, while competitors such as Facebook continue to leave the company in the dust.

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The company has been rumored to have been a takeover target a few times in recent months, most notably by Microsoft and Salesforce, but so far no bigger fish has bitten.

Although the company has monetization issues, it does own a very valuable resource: data. That was one of the primary reasons that Microsoft purchased LinkedIn this year.

Like Twitter, LinkedIn suffered from an inability to turn a profit. But its acquisition by the Silicon Valley giant had given Twitter and its investors hope that an acquisition offer of its own might be in the cards.

Twitter's stock has tumbled more than 26% this year. As the company sheds both money and users it becomes a more unattractive proposition by the day.

Investors with any concern about risk should stay away from this company, just as its own executives are doing with alarming frequency.


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The author is an independent contributor who at the time of publication owned none of the stocks mentioned.