NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Twitter (TWTR) are declining 1.46% to $36.46 in Monday's afternoon trading session as use of the social media platform among investment professionals has stalled, according to Brunswick Group's 2015 global investor media survey, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The survey, which shows the growing importance and use of digital and social media by financial professionals in making an investment decision, showed that there was no growth in use of Twitter among financial professionals in the past three years. For the third consecutive year, 28% of the investment professionals surveyed used Twitter, the Journal noted.
Additionally, 13% used the site to "launch the construction of an investment decision," which is down from 14% last year.
"That's a sharp change from the trajectory of those responses between 2009 to 2012 when Twitter's use among investors surveyed grew quickly," the publication highlighted.
Many of the professionals surveyed receive Tweets through Bloomberg terminals instead of going directly to the site, the Journal added.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates TWITTER INC as a Sell with a ratings score of D. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate TWITTER INC (TWTR) a SELL. This is driven by some concerns, 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 we cover. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been unimpressive growth in net income over time."