Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 8/14/2017 – Netflix had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $215.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/12/2017 – Netflix was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/11/2017 – Netflix had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. They now have a $205.00 price target on the stock. They wrote, “The Walt Disney Company (DIS: NC)) announced that it would launch a Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019 (and an ESPN sports streaming service in early 2018).””
  • 8/10/2017 – Netflix had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.
  • 8/10/2017 – Netflix was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $165.75 price target on the stock.
  • 8/9/2017 – Netflix had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $165.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $171.80.
  • 8/9/2017 – Netflix had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.
  • 8/9/2017 – Netflix had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush.
  • 8/8/2017 – Netflix had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $215.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $198.00.
  • 7/27/2017 – Netflix had its price target raised by analysts at MKM Partners from $195.00 to $230.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/27/2017 – Netflix was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating. They now have a $163.64 price target on the stock.
  • 7/26/2017 – Netflix had its price target raised by analysts at BTIG Research from $170.00 to $225.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/19/2017 – Netflix was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Netflix reported second-quarter 2017 results, wherein earnings missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate but revenues beat the same. A strong subscriber growth overshadowed the earnings miss. In the second quarter, Netflix added more subscribers than the guided number, benefitting from its focus on original programming and international expansion.In the third quarter, Netflix expects to add 0.75 million subscribers in the domestic streaming segment and 3.65 million in the international segment. Moreover, the company expects to report profits from International operations in the quarter. In the past one year, Netflix shares have vastly outperformed the Zacks categorized Broadcast Radio/TV industry. Nonetheless, investments in original/acquired content remain a drag on profitability. We believe Netflix’s ability to effectively manage costs will dictate its future prospects.”
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its price target raised by analysts at Pivotal Research from $175.00 to $200.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its price target raised by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from $175.00 to $210.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $198.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $190.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its price target raised by analysts at Loop Capital from $180.00 to $205.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its price target raised by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $160.00 to $180.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $165.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $141.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its price target raised by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from $178.00 to $210.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its price target raised by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from $175.00 to $200.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix was upgraded by analysts at Rosenblatt Securities from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $200.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $155.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its price target raised by analysts at FBR & Co from $145.00 to $172.00. They now have a “mkt perform” rating on the stock.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Guggenheim. They now have a $190.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $180.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a $180.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $150.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $175.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $140.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They now have a $200.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $175.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $200.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $170.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a $203.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $178.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc.. They now have a $205.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $165.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix was given a new $175.00 price target on by analysts at Macquarie. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a $190.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $175.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a $190.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $154.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Pacific Crest. They now have a $190.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $170.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Needham & Company LLC.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Bank of America Corporation. They now have a $199.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $184.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its “underperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. They now have a $82.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $73.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix was given a new $210.00 price target on by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They now have a $175.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $145.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Netflix had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Moffett Nathanson.
  • 7/17/2017 – Netflix was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $164.65 price target on the stock.
  • 7/17/2017 – Netflix had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Instinet. They now have a $175.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $165.00.
  • 7/17/2017 – Netflix was given a new $175.00 price target on by analysts at Nomura. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/17/2017 – Netflix was given a new $203.00 price target on by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/17/2017 – Netflix had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Rosenblatt Securities. They now have a $155.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/16/2017 – Netflix was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 7/14/2017 – Netflix had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at FBR & Co. They now have a $172.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $145.00.
  • 7/14/2017 – Netflix had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $197.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $170.00.
  • 7/13/2017 – Netflix had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a $185.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $175.00.
  • 7/13/2017 – Netflix was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $173.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Netflix will continue to benefit from its focus on original programming and international expansion. Netflix added 4.95 million subscribers in the last reported quarter, taking the total count to 98.75 million. Going ahead, the company expects to add 0.60 million subscribers in the domestic streaming segment and 2.60 million subscribers in the international segment in the second quarter. The company’s efforts to attract viewers through investing in more regional programming should also boost user base. In the past one year, Netflix shares outperformed the Zacks categorized Broadcast Radio/TV industry. But, investments in original/acquired content remain a drag on profitability. We believe that Netflix’s ability to effectively manage costs will dictate its future prospects. Estimates have remained stable ahead of the upcoming earnings release. “
  • 7/13/2017 – Netflix had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. They now have a $190.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/12/2017 – Netflix had its “underperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. They now have a $73.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/11/2017 – Netflix was given a new $154.00 price target on by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 7/11/2017 – Netflix was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Netflix will continue to benefit from its focus on original programming and international expansion. Netflix added 4.95 million subscribers in the last reported quarter, taking the total count to 98.75 million. Going ahead, the company expects to add 0.60 million subscribers in the domestic streaming segment and 2.60 million subscribers in the international segment in the second quarter. The company’s efforts to attract viewers through investing in more regional programming should also boost user base. In the past one year, Netflix shares outperformed the Zacks categorized Broadcast Radio/TV industry. But, investments in original/acquired content remain a drag on profitability. We believe that Netflix’s ability to effectively manage costs will dictate its future prospects. Estimates have remained stable ahead of the upcoming earnings release. “
  • 7/10/2017 – Netflix had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at MKM Partners. They now have a $195.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/10/2017 – Netflix was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $167.28 price target on the stock.
  • 6/29/2017 – Netflix was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $168.95 price target on the stock.
  • 6/28/2017 – Netflix was given a new $175.00 price target on by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 6/28/2017 – Netflix had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $141.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/20/2017 – Netflix was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $171.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Netflix will continue to benefit from its focus on original programming and international expansion. Netflix added 4.95 million subscribers in the last reported quarter, taking the total count to 98.75 million. Going ahead, the company expects to add 0.60 million subscribers in the domestic streaming segment and 2.60 million subscribers in the international segment in the second quarter. The company’s efforts to attract viewers through investing in more regional programming should also boost user base. In the past one year, Netflix shares outperformed the Zacks categorized Broadcast Radio/TV industry. But, investments in original/acquired content remain a drag on profitability. We believe that Netflix’s ability to effectively manage costs will dictate its future prospects. Estimates have remained stable ahead of the upcoming earnings release. “
  • 6/20/2017 – Netflix had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Guggenheim. They now have a $180.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $175.00.
  • 6/19/2017 – Netflix was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $168.56 price target on the stock.
  • 6/17/2017 – Netflix was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 6/16/2017 – Netflix had its price target raised by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from $165.00 to $175.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 6/16/2017 – Netflix had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $175.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ NFLX) traded down 1.29% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $168.80. The stock had a trading volume of 4,074,189 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $169.13 and a 200-day moving average of $154.17. The stock has a market capitalization of $72.88 billion, a P/E ratio of 205.35 and a beta of 1.02. Netflix, Inc. has a 52 week low of $93.26 and a 52 week high of $191.50.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) last announced its earnings results on Monday, July 17th. The Internet television network reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $2.79 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.76 billion. Netflix had a return on equity of 12.82% and a net margin of 3.55%. Netflix’s revenue for the quarter was up 32.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.09 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Netflix, Inc. will post $1.19 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, insider Neil D. Hunt sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $163.52, for a total transaction of $4,088,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 484,952 shares in the company, valued at $79,299,351.04. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Reed Hastings sold 115,577 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $152.63, for a total value of $17,640,517.51. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 115,577 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,640,517.51. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 389,801 shares of company stock worth $64,889,201. 4.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Netflix, Inc is a provider an Internet television network. The Company operates through three segments: Domestic streaming, International streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic streaming segment includes services that streams content to its members in the United States. The International streaming segment includes services that streams content to its members outside the United States.

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