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The Case for and Against Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

19 January 2017

The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 2.18% and Monthly Volatility of 2.33%. However, considering NFLX's recent surge, this could be attributable to shareholders seeking to hedge their investments with out-of-the-money puts.

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) soared 7.34% year-to-date.

Sell side analysts that regularly cover the stock have provided price targets and recommendations on Netflix, Inc.

As ever, subscriber growth remains crucial for Netflix, with a lot of focus on the sensitivity of customers to changes in prices.

The Relative Volume of the company is 1.44 and Average Volume (3 months) is 8.47 million. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and twenty-eight have given a buy rating to the company.

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On Tuesday, the company received a stock rating upgrade to Buy at Mizuho Securities, and two key price target raises a5 BTIG and Morgan Stanley from $130 to $170 and from $140 to $155, respectively.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) opened at 132.89 on Thursday. In 2016, the company, despite generating only $75 million of net income on $2.29 billion of revenue in Q316, announced plans to spend around $6 billion on new content and release over 1,000 hours of original productions in 2017. (NASDAQ:NFLX) have recently risen to a new 52-week high.

NASDAQ:NFLX has a 50 day moving average of 124.42 United States dollars and the 200 Day Moving Average price is recorded at 105.77 USD. For more information on Netflix stock, visit the IBD Stock Checkup. (NASDAQ:NFLX). The most expectant earnings per share estimate of the stock is set at $0.43 while the conservative estimates kept at $0.38 over the current year. If you are viewing this story on another domain, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of USA & worldwide copyright laws. (NASDAQ:NFLX) shares. HASTINGS REED sold $9.74 million worth of stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $116.63, for a total transaction of $10,725,994.58. Symmetry Peak Management Limited Com has 0.28% invested in the company for 26,728 shares. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. The shares were sold at an average price of $120.00, for a total transaction of $2,400,000.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 8,412 shares of the company's stock, valued at $969,987.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 4.90% of the company's stock. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.06.

In terms of earnings per share, 30 analysts have a 0.18 EPS mean target for the quarter ending Mar-17, for the quarter ending Jun-17, 30 analysts have a 0.23 EPS mean target and for the quarter ending Jun-17 there are 39 estimates of 0.93 EPS.