The Tell: Twitter, AMD lead list of stocks trading way over their analyst price-target averages

Just ahead of earnings season, tech companies like Twitter Inc., Advanced Micro Devices Inc., and Micron Technology Inc. figured prominently on a list of S&P 500 index stocks that are outperforming or underperforming analyst expectations.

In a list prepared by FactSet, tech companies accounted for nearly half the stocks that had the largest disparities by percentage between their current trading price and average target prices.

Tech companies made up half the underachievers with Micron MU, +0.76% figuring prominently, with three out of 10 representing overachievers with Twitter TWTR, +3.53% and AMD AMD, +5.61% taking top spots there, according to John Butters, senior earnings analyst at FactSet.

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