NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Twitter (TWTR) - Get Report stock is rising by 7.80% to $18.11 in pre-market trading on Monday, as investor Marc Andreessen might partner with private equity firm Silver Lake to purchase the social network, The Information reports.

The two entities have "considered some sort of deal," sources told The Information. 

Twitter shares tumbled 35% last year, as the company conducts a major overhaul in an effort to boost growth.

Last month, four top executives departed Twitter, and the company is expected to appoint two new board members shortly. 

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates the stock as a "sell" with a ratings score of D.

Twitter's weaknesses include a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

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

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 article's author. 

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