Twitter may be acquired as early as 2017, according to one analyst's prediction

O'Leary: Twitter will be taken over

Twitter and Netflix are both potential acquisition targets, according to Robert Peck, a managing director and internet equity analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

While Peck said he does not think a merger or acquisition for Twitter will happen this year, he still thinks the company is ripe for the buying. His firm downgraded Twitter to neutral from buy in a recent note to clients.

"We think it's inevitable that Twitter gets acquired if current trends continue, and that could happen as early as" 2017, Peck said Tuesday on CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report."

Peck also added that there could be change at the very top of the social media company in 2017 if the platform's fortunes do not get significantly better.

On Monday, Netflix released new numbers that showed it had missed its new subscriber estimates significantly, and the company's stock fell sharply. The the data raises questions about the online streaming service's growth trajectory, Peck said.

"There's a real question here on the price value relationship for the consumer and particularly for the price increase they blame this on," Peck said. "More importantly, international [subscriptions] also underperformed expectations and that's the big growth driver of this stock."

Peck also said that investors are "constantly" speculating about a deal for Netflix, pointing to Apple and Google as top potential suitors.

Disclosures: SunTrust Robinson Humphrey makes a market in shares of Netflix. Peck has received compensation for non-securities services from Twitter within the last 12 months.