What to expect when Netflix reports earnings after the bell

Netflix – Potential Market Underestimated

Netflix – Potential Market Underestimated

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Netflix Incorporated (NASDAQ:NFLX) had a decrease of 3.75% in short interest. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $285,910 was made by BARTON RICHARD N on Tuesday, February 21. It is positive, as 55 investors sold Netflix, Inc. shares while 228 reduced holdings. Cantab Capital Partners LLP purchased a new position in shares of Netflix during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $177,000. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. increased its stake in Netflix by 3,361.9% in the first quarter. Intact Investment Management Inc. now owns 3,000 shares of the Internet television network's stock valued at $371,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. FMR LLC raised its stake in Netflix by 6.6% in the first quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 49,430 shares of the Internet television network's stock worth $6,119,000 after buying an additional 31,580 shares during the period. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 1,062 shares of the Internet television network's stock valued at $158,000 after buying an additional 213 shares during the last quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 83.83% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. William Blair reaffirmed an "outperform" rating on shares of Netflix in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. For NFLX, the company now has $1.08 Billion of cash on the books. The firm's 50 day moving average price is $157.80 and its 200-day moving average price is $144.87. Looking at the stock's movement on the chart, Netflix, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $166.87. The company has a market cap of $69.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 207.217 and a beta of 0.99. The Internet television network reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $2.64 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.64 billion. Netflix had a net margin of 3.55% and a return on equity of 12.73%. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 34.68 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company's last quarterly report. During the same period previous year, the firm earned $0.06 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Netflix, Inc. will post $1.05 EPS for the current year.

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Analyst's ratings play a very important role in outlining a stock's performance.

Among 46 analysts covering Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), 30 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Jefferies Group LLC raised their target price on Netflix from $135.00 to $141.00 and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Vetr cut shares of Netflix from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $164.65 price target for the company.in a research report on Monday. FBR & Co reaffirmed a "market perform" rating and set a $145.00 price target on shares of Netflix in a research report on Friday. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $151.47. Also, Director Richard N. Barton sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $140.97, for a total transaction of $12,968,394.18. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 91,994 shares in the company, valued at $12,968,394.18. Following the transaction, the director now owns 8,012 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,180,888.68.

Total shares held by institutions as of the most recent company filings are 356,711,659 with a reported 23,319,083 bought and 22,737,733 sold. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 8,012 shares in the company, valued at $1,254,839.44.