Cathie Wood's Ark Innovation Fund Bulks Up On Twilio Shares On Friday's Dip

Zinger Key Points
  • Ark purchased Twilio shares worth $33.1 million on Friday
  • Oppenheimer analyst sees company remaining on track to hit 2022 goals despite the anticipated Q3 setback

Shares of cloud-based communications software provider Twilio, Inc. TWLO tumbled 13.5% Friday after the company issued below-par guidance for the September quarter.

Undeterred by the plunge, Cathie Wood -owned Ark Invest on Friday bought heavily into the stock. The fund's flagship ETF, the ARK Innovation ETF ARKK bought 307,061 Twilio shares.

The ARK Next Generation Internet ETF ARKW purchased 50,407 shares and the ARK Fintech Innovation ETF ARKF added 32,028 shares.

Ark’s cumulative Twilio buy on Friday amounted to 389,496 shares, valued at about $33.1 million, based on Friday’s closing price.

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Commenting on the results, Oppenheimer analyst Ittai Kidron said he continues to be bullish on the stock despite the weak third-quarter guidance. The company appears on track to meet its fiscal-year 2022 target of 30% organic revenue growth, benefiting from the “Engage” launch and higher political activity in the fourth quarter, he added.

After slumping 13.51% to $84.92 on Friday, Twilio stock added 0.59% to $85.42 in after-hours trading, according to Benzinga Pro data.

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