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Why Twilio Stock Jumped 5.8% Today

By Anders Bylund – Updated Jul 30, 2020 at 12:25AM

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Even a relatively neutral analyst report can move the market sometimes.

What happened

Shares of Twilio (TWLO 11.35%) rose as much as 5.8% on Wednesday, goosed by another bullish analyst note.

So what

Rosenblatt analyst Ryan Koontz raised his price target on Twilio's stock from $150 to $235 per share, without changing the stock's "neutral" rating. In other words, Koontz expects Twilio's share prices to rise about as fast as the broader market in the near term, and it was time to update the price target to reflect rising stock prices.

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Now what

The stock closed Tuesday's trading at $250 per share and has now gained 154% since the market bottom in March. Twilio benefits from the COVID-19 pandemic's work-from-home and stay-at-home orders because its cloud-based communication tools help other companies set up and manage their own remote communications functions.

Anders Bylund owns shares of Twilio. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Twilio. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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