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Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

  • Apr. 12, 2012, 5:43 PM
    Netflix (NFLX) +0.7% AH after Coinstar's (CSTR) big upward guidance, which partly reflected "better than anticipated consumer acceptance of the price increase" for Redbox DVD rentals. If CSTR is enjoying higher sales on a static basis, it could mean more customer defections for NFLX - or if it's passing on higher costs without complaint, maybe Reed Hastings won’t get bashed so much. Stay tuned.
    | Apr. 12, 2012, 5:43 PM | 3 Comments
  • Apr. 12, 2012, 11:52 AM
    LinkedIn (LNKD +7.2%) jumps after SunTrust starts coverage with a Buy, and Morgan Stanley (Overweight) lifts its PT to $115 from $105. MS says its analysis of LinkedIn's sales efficiency found the company's recent aggressive hiring had a minimal impact on productivity, and that leads the firm to hike its margin forecasts. SunTrust is also starting Google (GOOG +1.3%), (WWWW +5%) and Netflix (NFLX +3.2%) at Buy.
    | Apr. 12, 2012, 11:52 AM | Comment!
  • Apr. 5, 2012, 1:31 PM
    Hasbro (HAS +0.1%) signs a multi-year deal with Netflix (NFLX +0.8%) to provide kid-friendly content to the firm's subscription service.
    | Apr. 5, 2012, 1:31 PM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 4, 2012, 5:27 PM
    In the content-sharing world, all roads lead to Facebook (FB). The social networking behemoth, which controls over a quarter of the web's referral traffic and roughly 1/6 of U.S. Internet usage, has provided a major traffic boost to video sites leveraging its Open Graph social sharing tools. In addition, Vevo has seen a 3x increase in daily registrations since requiring Facebook logins. Legal issues prevent Netflix (NFLX) from joining in on the fun, at least in the U.S. (also)
    | Apr. 4, 2012, 5:27 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 30, 2012, 2:05 PM
    Though Netflix (NFLX +0.9%) likes to downplay its DVD operations these days, it has acquired the domain name, likely for a 7-figure sum. The move comes a month after Netflix decided to bring back its $8/month standalone DVD rental plan. No word on whether will redirect to the newly-acquired domain.
    | Mar. 30, 2012, 2:05 PM | Comment!
  • Mar. 30, 2012, 10:54 AM
    Netflix (NFLX -0.1%) pops and then drops as a rumor comes and goes it is "exploring alternatives."
    | Mar. 30, 2012, 10:54 AM | 13 Comments
  • Mar. 29, 2012, 1:46 PM
    Comcast's (CMCSA) deal to offer on-demand content via the Xbox 360 (MSFT) has net neutrality supporters (and perhaps also online video providers such as NFLX) up in arms, on account of Comcast's decision to exempt the content from its 250GB broadband bandwidth cap. Comcast defends its move by arguing its on-demand traffic only travels over its private network, thus making it exempt from net neutrality rules (also)
    | Mar. 29, 2012, 1:46 PM | 3 Comments
  • Mar. 27, 2012, 9:11 AM
    Netflix (NFLX) has dropped previously-reported plans to revive the sci-fi show Terra Nova, according to The Hollywood Reporter, after it failed to come to terms with studio 20th Television (NWS, NWSA). The news comes a week after Netflix announced it would produce gothic mystery series Hemlock Grove.
    | Mar. 27, 2012, 9:11 AM | 4 Comments
  • Mar. 22, 2012, 5:56 PM
    U.S. consumers will watch 3.4B online videos involving paid content this year, and just 2.4B on physical media, estimates iSuppli. By contrast, 2011 saw 1.4B paid online views and 2.6B physical views. However, physical formats are expected to bring in $11.1B in revenue in 2012, far above the $1.7B brought in by paid online video. Thus, the web's cannibalization of the DVD market presents a huge challenge for studios, in spite of their growing online sales.
    | Mar. 22, 2012, 5:56 PM | Comment!
  • Mar. 22, 2012, 4:22 PM
    Netflix's (NFLX -1.1%) U.K. launch has exceeded expectations, says Reed Hastings, adding his company's near-term goal is to sign up 10% of U.K. households. Netflix faces competition from Amazon's (AMZN) Lovefilm, and perhaps from BSkyB (BSYBY.PK), whose channels have first rights to movies from the top 6 Hollywood studios, and which has announced plans for a streaming service. Antitrust regulators are investigating BSkyB's movie stranglehold.
    | Mar. 22, 2012, 4:22 PM | Comment!
  • Mar. 21, 2012, 3:44 PM
    Netflix (NFLX +5%) says it will stream a new, original series, Hemlock Grove, with 13 episodes beginning in 2013, as it continues to expand its repertoire of original content and differentiate itself from the competition. By the middle of 2013, NFLX will have five original series for streaming, according to its chief content officer. (previously)
    | Mar. 21, 2012, 3:44 PM | 6 Comments
  • Mar. 19, 2012, 11:19 AM
    Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN) are similar in that each takes a long time to develop unique products, says Netflix exec Adrian Cockcroft. With Apple, the goal is creating highly polished products, whereas with Amazon, the goal is providing massive scale. Netflix remains a heavy user of Amazon's highly scalable web services, though it wishes they would support solid-state drives (SSDs). Several SSD vendors are targeting the cloud market.
    | Mar. 19, 2012, 11:19 AM | 2 Comments
  • Mar. 14, 2012, 12:35 PM
    Netflix (NFLX -2.8%) is upgraded to Buy at S&P Capital IQ, which expects NFLX to "sustain global market share gains on exponential global growth of streaming video consumption." S&P says unique subscribers should grow to 33M by year-end 2012 and 37M by 2013. But today, shares add to losses from news of Wal-Mart's disc-to-digital service.
    | Mar. 14, 2012, 12:35 PM | 3 Comments
  • Mar. 13, 2012, 2:22 PM
    Wal-Mart's (WMT +0.3) plan to offer a service to convert DVDs into the online access to movies will launch April 16 in close to 3.5K stores. For $2 customers can watch a standard-definition copy of a movie, while a high-definition version will run $5. The big question for Wal-Mart and new rival Netflix (NFLX +0.1%): Will customers prefer to own digital rights to a movie for $2-$5 or stream movies for $8 a month and watch them once?
    | Mar. 13, 2012, 2:22 PM | 3 Comments
  • Mar. 13, 2012, 11:58 AM
    While some pundits say Netflix (NFLX +1%) is heading for trouble given the drop in its DVD-by-mail business and increasing competition and rising costs of content for its streaming business, Citi's Mark Mahaney stays bullish, noting that shares can be bought now for a P/E of less than 20x its domestic business with a free call option on its non-U.S. operations.
    | Mar. 13, 2012, 11:58 AM | 4 Comments
  • Mar. 12, 2012, 8:35 AM
    Netflix (NFLX) may want to hook up with a major pay-TV provider, but the feeling may not be mutual. Despite a report last week that the streaming service was talking to cable operators about adding NFLX to their offerings, Comcast (CMCSA), DirecTV (DTV) and Dish Network (DISH) all reportedly said they're not interested. NFLX -1.1% premarket.
    | Mar. 12, 2012, 8:35 AM | Comment!
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Company Description
Netflix Inc operates as an Internet television network providing TV shows & movies which include original series, documentaries & feature films. The Company has three segments namely Domestic streaming, International streaming & Domestic DVD.
Sector: Services
Country: United States