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Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

  • May 29, 2013, 10:08 AM
    Shares of Netflix (NFLX +2.9%) take back some ground lost yesterday amid subpar reviews for Arrested Development. It could be an eventful morning with CEO Reed Hastings holding court at D11 and scheduled for a CNBC interview.
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  • May 28, 2013, 10:50 AM
    Netflix (NFLX -4.5%) slumps after releasing all 15 episodes of Season 4 of Arrested Development over the weekend (following a 7-year break) to mixed reviews, at best. "If you truly loved [the first 3 seasons], it's hard to imagine being anything but disappointed with this new rendition," writes the NYT's Mike Hale. The WSJ's Nathan Rabin: "The pacing is notably slower than during its original run and the show lacks the breathtaking density that characterized its glorious past." The LA Times' Robert Lloyd is more positive. "I have ... watched it all – and not with grim determination, but rather great, increasing satisfaction." (The Daily Beast) (The Guardian)
  • May 21, 2013, 12:59 PM
    Five of 2013's biggest tech high-flyers - SolarCity (SCTY -10.1%), Himax (HIMX -6%), UniPixel (UNXL -9.1%), SunPower (SPWR -5.2%), and Ubiquiti (UBNT -4.4%), are seeing heavy losses today. Netflix (NFLX -0.9%), another big 2013 winner, is down moderately.  Is this a sign tech momentum investors are looking to take some cash off the table? YTD gains: SCTY +287%. HIMX +200%. UNXL +72%SPWR +282%. UBNT +56%. NFLX +156%.
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  • May 15, 2013, 9:54 AM
    More on Netflix: Some positive sell-side notes are helping shares rally to levels last seen in Aug. '11 (NFLX +4.2%). RBC, which launched coverage with an Outperform on March 5, has raised its PT to $250, arguing EPS could eventually top $10 - the 2014 consensus is $3.13. Also, BTIG (Buy, $250 PT) reports a survey of 427 people in line at a Bluth Frozen Banana Stand set up to promote the May 26 launch of Arrested Development found 86% were Netflix subscribers, and 63% of the remainder said they would/are likely to subscribe because of AD (is this a case of selection bias?).
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  • May 13, 2013, 2:13 PM
    "I think Netflix (NFLX +4.1%) could be this decade's Amazon," says Whitney Tilson in a Yahoo talk (video). Though Tilson admits to "trimming" his position during Netflix's run-up, he still considers it undervalued relative to other media providers - "They're trading at $400 per subscriber in a world of $1,000 per sub" - and argues its scale gives it a big edge - "Who else is going to spend $3 billion a year for streaming content?" Of course, many of the firms valued at $1,000/sub are getting a lot more than $8/month. Netflix investors seem to be betting the company's library and customer loyalty will allow it to raise prices over time. (U.K. deals)
  • May 6, 2013, 9:57 AM
    Shares of Netflix (NFLX -3.3%) hit some turbulence after chatter over a potential secondary offering crops up. There isn't anything definitive out from the company, but with content costs rising and share price up a clean double for the year the move wouldn't shock many analysts.
  • Apr. 23, 2013, 12:56 PM
    Midday top 10 gainers: SCON +118%. MEMS +49%. CZR +29%. NFLX +24%. ARL +18%. CPLA +18%. VECO +17%. HSTM +17%. SANM +16%. ILMN +15%.
    Midday top 10 losers: CPRX -15%. IIVI -13%. UNTK -13%. ABIO -13%. CASM -10%. EFUT -9%. GASS -9%. TAX -8%. SIFY -7%. USTR -7%.
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  • Apr. 23, 2013, 9:32 AM
    Netflix (NFLX +24.6%) continues to skyrocket as sell-side PTs surge following a Q1 beat fueled by higher margins (aided by a Y/Y drop in content cash outflows) and domestic streaming adds at the high end of Netflix's guidance; for now, the Street is willing to overlook Q2 guidance for a sizable Q/Q drop in domestic streaming adds. The results demonstrate Netflix's model "continues to show operating leverage," says Cantor, raising its PT to $230. On the earnings call, Reed Hastings admitted Hulu and Amazon have been "bidding more aggressively" over the last 12 months - that could explain the pending Viacom deal expiration. Content liabilities stood at $5.7B at the end of Q1, up $100M Q/Q.
  • Apr. 23, 2013, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: MEMS +50%. SCON +46%. NFLX +24%. VECO +14%. COH +12%. ILMN +10%. ARMH +9%. CZR +8%. STM +6%. AMRN +6%.
    Losers: IRWD -10%. RSH -7%. IOC -6%.
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  • Apr. 22, 2013, 5:04 PM
    An interesting nugget from Reed Hastings' letter to shareholders is that a very low number of people signed up for a free month-long trial to the service just to watch House of Cards only to then quit after a round of binge viewing. According to the exec, only 8K left - compared to the millions who stayed. NFLX +25.5% AH.
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  • Apr. 22, 2013, 4:15 PM
    More on Netflix (NFLX): The company smashes Q1 estimates as it had no trouble adding to paid domestic and global subscriber totals. Netflix added 2.03M net domestic streaming subscribers in FQ1, compared to 2.05M last quarter and 1.7M a year ago. International subscribers came in at 1.02M, compared to 1.81M last quarter and 1.12M a year ago. DVD memberships dropped slightly to about 8M. The company issues FQ2 guidance of revenue of $665M-$673M and sees a jump in total members to 29.4M to 30.05M. NFLX +19.3% AH. (company letter .pdf)
  • Apr. 22, 2013, 4:08 PM
    Netflix (NFLX): Q1 EPS of $0.31 beats by $0.13. Revenue of $1.02B (+17% Y/Y) in-line. Shares +17% AH. (PR)
  • Apr. 22, 2013, 10:18 AM
    An upgrade to Neutral from B. Riley helps Netflix (NFLX +3.1%) rally ahead of today's Q1 report; the firm cites the 17% drop seen in shares over the last month as a reason for changing its stance. It's worth noting B. Riley cut Netflix to Sell on July 25, 2012, as shares got crushed thanks to poor Q3 guidance. Netflix closed that day at $60.28, 64% below its current price. (earlier)
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  • Apr. 19, 2013, 12:04 PM
    An upgrade to Accumulate from National Alliance Capital helps Netflix (NFLX +1.9%) add to this year's big gains. The firm predicts Netflix "will continue to grow subscribers at an accelerated rate." National Alliance upgraded LinkedIn, another Internet high-flyer, earlier this week.
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  • Apr. 15, 2013, 9:55 AM
    BTIG's Richard Greenfield, bane of Facebook and Pandora bulls, has started coverage on Netflix (NFLX +2.6%) with a Buy and $250 PT. Greenfield expects Netflix's value proposition and original content to "drive better than expected subscriber growth and moderate churn." He also declares Netflix's content expenses to be "sufficiently high," leading to operating leverage for future revenue growth. Wouldn't it have been better to make this thesis 3 months ago? (Goldman) (Evercore)
  • Apr. 11, 2013, 5:36 PM
    After-hours top gainers, as of 5:15 p.m.: ASH +6%. NFLX +3%. TLAB +2%. PCYG +2%. HBI +2%.
    After-hours top losers: HRS -7%. SBY -3%. JBHT -3%. KRO -2%. CMRX -2%.
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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