NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Twitter's (TWTR) - Get Report  list of potential suitors is surprising considering its performance, Mizuho Securities analyst Neil Doshi said on CNBC's "Squawk Alley" on Tuesday morning.

The stock is up about 26% since CNBC's David Faber reported on Friday that the company was nearing a sale. Potential suitors reportedly include Salesforce.com (CRM), Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google unit, Microsoft (MSFT) and Disney (DIS).

Doshi is "surprised" that there are "a lot of suitors that are potentially out there at this price and at a premium to this price," considering the social media company's fundamentals, he told CNBC's Carl Quintanilla. 

Twitter's revenue and user base have been disappointing, and the social network has privacy issues, Doshi noted. 

Mizuho Securities has a $15 price target on Twitter stock. 

Maybe the firm should reevaluate its price target now that Microsoft, which agreed to pay $2.5 billion for Mojang Studios and about $26 billion for LinkedIn (LNKD), and Disney, which paid $4 billion for Lucasfilm, are potential buyers of Twitter, Quintanilla noted. 

"We're not saying that we're 100% right here. But the numbers speak for themselves," Doshi said. 

Doshi is "concerned" about Disney potentially paying $20 billion or more for Twitter, he said.

"I mean Mickey Mouse would have to love Twitter a lot more than he loves Minnie Mouse. That's a pretty significant deal for this to happen," Doshi said. 

Shares of Twitter were higher in early-afternoon trading on Tuesday. 

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TheStreet Ratings team rates Twitter as a Sell with a ratings score of D+. This is driven by multiple weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks the team covers.

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