Why Cathie Wood Bought $72.4M In Twitter As Stock Tanked Post Earnings-Report


Cathie Wood-led Ark Investment Management bought over 1.3 million shares, worth about $72.42 million, in Twitter Inc TWTR on Friday as the stock slumped after the social media company reported lower-than-expected user growth in the first quarter.

Why Ark Sees Upside To TWTR: Twitter shares closed 15.16% lower at $55.22 on Friday. The stock has a 52-week high of $80.75 and a low of $27.12.  

The investment firm bought the shares of the San Francisco-based company via two of its funds; the Ark Innovation ETF ARKK and the ARK Next Generation Internet ETF ARKW.

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Twitter is ARKK's thirty-fourth largest investment among a total of 58 stocks and ARKW's eighth largest investment among a total of 53 stocks.

Twitter reported year-over-year revenue growth of 28% to $1.04 billion in the first quarter, lower than peers. The social media company grew its monetizable daily active users (mDAUs) 20% year-over-year to 199 million, just shy of the 200 million expected.

“Given the recent product announcements centered around Twitter Spaces, a live audio feature, we believe that future user growth could surprise to the upside,” Ark said in a note to investors over the weekend.

Other Trades: Ark Investment Management continued to snap up Teladoc Health Inc TDOC, buying a total of 261,041 shares worth about $44.99 million on Friday in the telemedicine company, via the Ark Genomic Revolution ETF ARKG, ARKK and the ARKW.

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The New York-based investment firm also bought 73,019 shares, via ARKW, of the Chinese e-commerce giant Pinduoduo Inc PDD amid reports of China’s fresh regulatory probes against tech giants.


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Other Ark Buys On Friday:

  • CM Life Sciences II Inc CMIIU
  • Zymergen Inc ZY
  • 908 Devices MASS 
  • Recursion Pharmaceuticals RXRX
  • Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc IONS
  • Iridium Communications IRDM 
  • Jaws Spitfire Acquisition SPFR
  • Galileo Acquisitions Corp GLEO
  • 3D Systems Corp DDD
  • Tencent Holdings Ltd TCEHY

Other Ark Sells On Friday:

  • Phreesia PHR
  • Pluristem Therapeutics PSTI
  • Pure Storage Inc PSTG
  • Roku Inc ROKU
  • Sea Ltd SE
  • Teradyne Inc TER
  • Organovo Holdings Inc ONVO
  • Zillow Group ZG
  • Nvidia Corp NVDA
  • Silvergate Capital SI
  • Agora Inc API
  • PayPal Inc PYPL
  • LendingTree Inc TREE

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