Snap Inc Shares Surge After MoffettNathanson Raises Ratings

Snap Inc Shares Surge After MoffettNathanson Raises Ratings


Per CNBC, according to MoffettNathanson, the worst part for Snap Inc. Shareholders have passed as the firm has raised its ratings from sell to neutral.

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According to MoffettNathanson, the worst has passed for shareholders of Snap after the firm raised its rating from sell to neutral, hoping and saying that the social media app’s revert of changes to its design will attract more users.

According to CNBC, Michael Nathanson, an analyst, said in a note aimed at clients that “We worry that as Snap reverses that ill-conceived redesign, user growth will improve which could help the narrative,” and “We are upgrading Snap … primarily based on concerns that our sell call and bearish sentiment are reflected in consensus views and estimates.” Snap’s shares rose 1.2 percent afterward.

Improving The Situation

Nathanson then increased the price of snap shares from $7 to $9, also saying: “In addition, several factors could potentially improve Snap’s situation throughout the year, including the redesign of the app redesign, completion of the shift to a programmatic advertising model, launch of the new Android app and a leaner organizational structure,”

After more than one million people signed a petition to have Snapchat revert its changes of the app, Nathanson said that “Perhaps Snap woke up to reality when it saw its financial results,” after the disastrous earnings of its first-quarter. With Snap almost completing its ad platform, Nathanson said that Snaps previous manner was to hire advertisers one by one which was out-dated and old-fashioned.

“The model was hardly scalable.”, he said. “With this new ad model, Snap could tap into the long tail of small businesses, a valuable group of businesses that have fueled Alphabet and Facebook to market dominance,” Nathanson wrote.

Snap has also begun fixing the bugs associated with its Android version, as it was originally designed for the IoS and the transition to Android had many software update issues and errors.