Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)’s share price dropped 4% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $93.26 and last traded at $94.29, with a volume of 13,488,450 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $98.25.

NFLX has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Vetr upgraded shares of Netflix from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $102.90 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating on shares of Netflix in a research note on Friday, September 9th. FBR & Co restated a “market perform” rating and set a $90.00 target price on shares of Netflix in a research note on Thursday, September 15th. RBC Capital Markets restated an “outperform” rating and set a $130.00 target price on shares of Netflix in a research note on Monday, August 29th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. restated a “buy” rating and set a $146.00 target price on shares of Netflix in a research note on Friday, August 26th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and twenty-seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Netflix has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $110.46.

The stock has a market capitalization of $40.68 billion, a PE ratio of 296.50 and a beta of 1.71. The company has a 50 day moving average of $96.58 and a 200 day moving average of $96.20.

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Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 18th. The Internet television network reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.07. The business earned $2.11 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.11 billion. Netflix had a return on equity of 5.59% and a net margin of 1.85%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 19.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.06 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Netflix Inc. will post $0.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Richard N. Barton sold 1,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.63, for a total value of $133,882.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 15,562 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,488,194.06. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Richard N. Barton sold 700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.03, for a total value of $66,521.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 15,562 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,478,856.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 4.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its position in Netflix by 34.9% in the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 115,690 shares of the Internet television network’s stock valued at $10,583,000 after buying an additional 29,915 shares during the last quarter. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund purchased a new position in Netflix during the second quarter valued at $1,582,000. Kentucky Retirement Systems purchased a new position in Netflix during the second quarter valued at $3,332,000. Mason Street Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Netflix during the second quarter valued at $5,277,000. Finally, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its position in Netflix by 7.1% in the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 5,893 shares of the Internet television network’s stock valued at $539,000 after buying an additional 390 shares during the last quarter. 78.43% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Netflix Company Profile

Netflix, Inc (Netflix) is a provider of Internet television network. The Company’s members can watch original series, documentaries and feature films in Internet-connected screen. The Company has three operating segments: Domestic streaming, International streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic and International streaming segments derive revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting of streaming content.

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