NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- President-elect Donald Trump has consistently taken to Twitter (TWTR) to offer his opinions both during and after the election. But the potential ramifications Trump's tweets on society and financial markets are unclear.
On Tuesday, Trump tweeted:
I thought that @CNN would get better after they failed so badly in their support of Hillary Clinton however, since election, they are worse!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2016
What should investors make of comments like this?
"I think that we have to look at it not as information but as what this man is saying. People are going to have to decide for themselves, based on educating themselves in a lot of different ways," said Editor-in-Chief of The Information Jessica Lessin on CNBC's "Squawk Alley" on Tuesday.
Lessin said that even though the information-hungry public wants posts on Twitter to be truthful, we cannot expect Twitter to check all the information posted.
Shares of Twitter were higher in afternoon trading on Tuesday.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates the stock as a "hold" with a ratings score of C.
Twitter's strengths such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, robust revenue growth and good cash flow from operations are countered by the fact that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. You can view the full analysis from the report here: TWTR
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