Editor’s Note: Related Tickers are Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (NYSE:KORS), Amarin Corporation plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:AMRN), Omthera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:OMTH), AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN) and ING US Inc (NYSE:VOYA).
Stocktwits.com has become a key source for trader sentiment, whether bullish or bearish, for stocks, futures, ETFs and other securities. We will now take a quick look at the top four most ‘twitted’ about stocks on the Stocktwits site this Tuesday. As of writing these are: Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (NYSE:KORS), Amarin Corporation plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:AMRN) and ING US Inc (NYSE:VOYA).
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) was the most discussed stock on StockTwits today. The stock is down nearly 6% today to trade at $214.30, on news that Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has bid for competitor Hulu. Another factor possibly influencing the selloff of this volatile stock is the disappointing critical response to the fourth season of the Ron Howard produced ‘Arrested Development’, a show which the company hopes to ‘hook subscribers’ with.
The number two-most twitted about stock is Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (NYSE:KORS). As of writing, the stock is up 3.23% to trade at $62.02. The bullishness seems to be due to confidence about the earnings conference call, scheduled to take place at 8AM tomorrow. Price action for the stock has been impressive this year, with a 21% year-to-date rise, and nearly 51% year-over-year. Analysts expect a per-share profit of 39 cents.
The third most twitted about stock today is the drug manufacturer Amarin Corporation plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:AMRN). The stock has traded down over 5.8% today to a price of $6.38 as of this writing. The selloff seems to be a response to the pre-market announcement of the planned acquisition of competitor Omthera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:OMTH) by AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN) for $12.70 a share.
Finally, we come to the life insurer ING US Inc (NYSE:VOYA), which is up over 8% as of writing, to trade at $28.42, touching its historic high of $28.97 earlier today. The stock had its IPO earlier this month, and has been in major uptrend ever since. Some analysts identify the stock as a possible takeover target. The company actually reported a first quarter 2013 net loss of $212 million, or $0.92 per common share, but this compares favourably to a first quarter 2012 net loss to the $505 million, or $2.20 per common share.