Netflix (NFLX) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.04

News headlines about Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. 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 news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the Internet television network an impact score of 78 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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

Several research firms recently issued reports on NFLX. Loop Capital lifted their price target on shares of Netflix from $162.00 to $172.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Netflix in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $165.00 price target on shares of Netflix in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. William Blair reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Netflix in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. Finally, Vetr downgraded shares of Netflix from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $166.13 price target on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and twenty-eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $148.79.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) traded up 2.02% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $158.02. 6,250,761 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Netflix has a 1-year low of $84.50 and a 1-year high of $166.87. The stock has a market cap of $68.11 billion, a P/E ratio of 204.42 and a beta of 0.96. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $158.38 and a 200-day moving average price of $143.59.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 17th. The Internet television network reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.03. Netflix had a net margin of 3.55% and a return on equity of 12.73%. The company had revenue of $2.64 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.64 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.06 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 34.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Netflix will post $1.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Richard N. Barton sold 2,000 shares of Netflix stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $143.90, for a total value of $287,800.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 8,012 shares in the company, valued at $1,152,926.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Reed Hastings sold 115,577 shares of Netflix stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $152.63, for a total transaction of $17,640,517.51. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 115,577 shares in the company, valued at $17,640,517.51. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 430,458 shares of company stock worth $65,498,153 over the last quarter. 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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