GBH Sets Expectations on Netflix (NFLX) Ahead of 1Q:18 Earnings Monday


Deutsche Bank upgraded Netflix shares to buy from hold, saying it had misjudged how to value the high-flying stock and the potential for worldwide growth.

Shares of streaming concern Netflix, Inc.

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has shown an EPS growth of 37.10% in the last 5 years and sales growth of -14.30% for the same year while for the next 5 years; the EPS growth estimates 70.75%.Along with this Sales growth yoy (quarter over quarter) was considered as 32.60%. (NASDAQ:NFLX). 868,930 are owned by California Employees Retirement System. The company has a market cap of $134,198.55, a price-to-earnings ratio of 249.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.24 and a beta of 0.99.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) had its target price raised by Morgan Stanley from $275.00 to $350.00 in a report issued on Tuesday morning, Marketbeat reports.

"We had underestimated the market's willingness to underwrite several years of negative FCF to drive growth". The Internet television network reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.41. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 17.2% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 9.8 percent.

The US market as a whole is expected to see 228.8 million people watch digital content on any device this year, a 35% rise on 2017. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.10 EPS. Vetr downgraded Netflix from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating and set a $212.23 target price on the a research note on Monday, December 18th. Piper Jaffray upped their price target on shares of Netflix to $360.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. This based on a 1.0-5.0 numeric scale where Rating Scale: 1.00 Strong Buy, 2.00 Buy, 3.00 Hold, 4.00 Sell, 5.00 Strong Sell. Barclays assumed coverage on shares of Netflix in a research note on Thursday, January 11th.

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It's a steep departure from other Wall Street analysts, who have a bearish average target of $297 for the stock as they worry about continuing cash burn. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $267.34. (NASDAQ:NFLX) are 62.35% since the start of 2016. The stock was sold at an average price of $141.57, for a total value of $283,140.00.

Along recent addition drift, stock price presented -7.40% down comparing value from it 52-week high point and showed 123.03% up in value from its 52-week low point. They issued a "buy" rating and a $145.00 price target for the company. WELLS DAVID B sold $191,200 worth of stock or 1,000 shares. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,332 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,928,316.

Mig Capital Llc decreased its stake in Netflix Inc (NFLX) by 44.33% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Technology Crossover Management Vii Ltd sold 500,000 shares as the company's stock rose 58.31% while stock markets declined. The stock was sold at an average price of $316.98, for a total transaction of $23,859,401.58. The institutional investor held 4.54 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $870.62M, down from 5.04 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Investors holded 356.10 million in 2017Q3 but now own 344.43 million shares or 3.28% less.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of NFLX. They now have a $385.00 target price on the Internet television network's stock. Tybourne Capital Management HK Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Netflix by 43.4% during the fourth quarter.

Netflix, Inc. has a 12 month low of $84.50 and a 12 month high of $145.95. Inc. now owns 625 shares of the Internet television network's stock worth $120,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter.

Big banks JPMorgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo will report quarterly earnings on Friday. Technology Crossover Management VIII Ltd. now owns 900,000 shares of the Internet television network's stock valued at $172,764,000 after buying an additional 259,566 shares during the period. "While the landscape for original content has become increasingly competitive with new entrants entering the market by the day (Disney/Fox remains a clear competitive worry) we believe Netflix remains in a unique position of strength to grow its content and distribution tentacles over the next 12 to 18 months and thus further build out its massive content and streaming footprint", argues Ives for the bulls, sizing up enticing franchise appeal in this video streaming empire.

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