Tomahawk, WI 01/08/2014 (BasicsMedia) – Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has announced that it will issue its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter results on February 5. This will be its first report as a public company, following its successful IPO in November.

The company is listed on New York Stock Exchange with a debut price of $26 per share, and on the opening day the shares ballooned to more than $44 per piece. Since then, Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)’s stock has not looked back, save for occasional dips.

The announced reporting, puts the company up for scrutiny and many investors would be waiting to see what the company says about its various metrics. Note that the company has not made profits for about seven years, its lifetime in business. While the upcoming reporting won’t be about profits or losses, it will be important for investors to evaluate their investment position in the stock.

Since going public, Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is trying what has come to be called “onboarding” whereby it is campaign to add more numbers in its network. At the same time, the company is talking to more advertisers to consider promoting their products on its network.

Enriching the network will be the main theme at the February reporting. Nonetheless, it will be a make-or-break for the company. Investors have been buying into the stock’s prospects. As such, they expect the company to issues a report which shows that it is winning in its efforts to attract more users. The management will also have the assignment to explain how their recent acquisitions are helping the company in terms of revenue and profit earnings.

Investors will also want to know how the company is faring in its mobile expansion. It has been reported in numerous studies that mobile is the future of social networking and it will be interesting to see if the company’s future is secure.

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Most of investors with stake in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) are also invested in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). There is no doubt that social network stocks have the potential of delivering big gains. However, many investors are watchful of their investments in these stocks, in view of the dynamics and risks involved.

In fact, according to the latest available funds disclosure, it emerged that funds cautiously invested in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) when launched on the Big Board in November. The reason was that nobody was sure how it would fare in the market. Moreover, the scare which came with the botched Facebook listing was enough to keep many investors on the sidelines.

Since Facebook has shown that it is now on solid grounds, it would be the reference point for investors after Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) releases its promised fourth quarter earnings.

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