Ross Levinsohn, former Yahoo (YHOO) interim CEO, thinks Twitter will be acquired in less than two years.
"I don't see a chance that this is an independent company within 24 months," Levinsohn said on CNBC's "Halftime Report": "It's such a great brand, such an important asset in the world."
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey continues to run two public companies, Twitter and Square (SQ), which Levinsohn believes "is virtually impossible." Calling Dorsey a "visionary product leader," Levinsohn applauds the efforts of Twitter's executives, saying they are "trying everything" to revitalize the company.
"Revenue is still growing there, so that's the good news," Levinsohn noted. "The impact Twitter has culturally in the world is tremendous, and you're looking at some tech and media giants that are sitting on 10, 50, 100, 200 billion dollars of cash," he stated.
Apple (AAPL) is in the mix of companies that Levinsohn believes should consider picking up Twitter as an asset.
"The impact of Twitter and put that together with Apple ... is immense and exciting," Levinsohn added.
Shares of Twitter are up 2.60% to $18.55 in early afternoon trading today.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates Twitter as a "sell" with a ratings score of D.
This is driven by multiple 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 TheStreet Ratings 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.
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