IG, a world-leading CFD, spread betting and forex provider, has been running a grey market on Twitter since September 13.
Trading behavior by IG client accounts currently indicates a market capitalization of Twitter at around $23.65 billion* which is the mid-point between IG's latest price for the company currently 226.5 (sell) - 246.5 (buy).
Presently, 89% of IG client accounts trading on IG's Twitter grey market think the price will increase as Twitter's first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange approaches on November 7. You can follow IG's real-time price action and the latest client sentiment here: http://www.ig.com/uk/ig-shares/twitter-market-cap-100mn
Alastair McCaig, IG market strategist commented: "Valuations of privately held companies are always hard to call. In the first nine months of 2013 Twitter's revenue increased by 106% to $422 million, but losses also increased to $133 million. This latest market capitalization valuation is derived from our clients' trading activity and while Twitter has raised its target share
NOTES TO EDITORS:
* Price correct as of 5pm (London time) 06/11/2013.
About IG Group
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Summary of brands in 2013
IG is now the trading name of both IG Index (spread betting) and IG Markets (CFD trading). IG's other brands continue as:
Nadex: a retail-orientated US exchange
FXOnline: a commission-free forex trading and CFD provider in Japan
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