NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Twitter (TWTR) - Get Report are down by 2.94% to $16.19 in early afternoon trading on Wednesday, following comments by analysts noting that investors view the social media company's stock as risky, MarketWatch reports.

Additionally, shares of Square (SQ) tumbled below their IPO price of $9 for the first time today. Both companies are headed by Chief Executive Jack Dorsey.

"I think investors may just be repositioning their portfolios away from show-me story kind of names," Susquehanna International Group senior equity analyst Meghna Ladha told MarketWatch.

Ladha added that the two companies remain unprofitable and that Square has more to prove when it reports its first earnings results as a public company.

Monness Crespi Hardt & Co. analyst James Cakmak says Twitter has yet to act on its plans to create user growth and re-accelerate revenue.

"They do have challenges to overcome, and it's not smooth sailing," Cakmak told MarketWatch.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings has a "sell" rating and score of D on Twitter stock. This is driven by a few notable weaknesses, which TheStreet Ratings believes 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 it covers. 

Among the areas TheStreet Ratings feels are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author. 

You can view the full analysis from the report here: TWTR

Image placeholder title


data by