Netflix (NFLX) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.07

News headlines about Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Netflix earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the Internet television network an impact score of 76 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. FBR & Co reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $144.00 target price on shares of Netflix in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th. Guggenheim upped their price objective on shares of Netflix from $160.00 to $173.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. Deutsche Bank AG upped their price objective on shares of Netflix from $110.00 to $125.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, March 20th. William Blair reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $165.00 target price on shares of Netflix in a report on Saturday, April 22nd. Finally, Vetr raised shares of Netflix from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $158.60 target price for the company in a report on Monday, May 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and twenty-eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $148.79.

Netflix (NFLX) traded down 0.88% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $152.05. The stock had a trading volume of 4,877,307 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $158.47 and a 200-day moving average price of $143.35. The stock has a market cap of $65.53 billion, a P/E ratio of 196.70 and a beta of 0.96. Netflix has a 52 week low of $84.50 and a 52 week high of $166.87.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 17th. The Internet television network reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.03. Netflix had a return on equity of 12.73% and a net margin of 3.55%. The firm had revenue of $2.64 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.64 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.06 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 34.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Netflix will post $1.04 EPS for the current year.

In other news, insider Neil D. Hunt sold 10,000 shares of Netflix stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $146.87, for a total value of $1,468,700.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 460,013 shares in the company, valued at approximately $67,562,109.31. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Richard N. Barton sold 2,000 shares of Netflix stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $163.47, for a total value of $326,940.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 7,652 shares in the company, valued at $1,250,872.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 314,881 shares of company stock worth $47,857,636. 4.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Netflix Company Profile

Netflix, Inc is a provider an Internet television network. The Company operates through three segments: Domestic streaming, International streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic streaming segment includes services that streams content to its members in the United States. The International streaming segment includes services that streams content to its members outside the United States.

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