Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) traded down 1.2% during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $95.36 and last traded at $95.46, with a volume of 4,163,912 shares. The stock had previously closed at $96.59.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Netflix in a report on Sunday, April 17th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Netflix in a research note on Sunday, May 22nd. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Netflix in a research note on Saturday, June 4th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $140.00 price objective on shares of Netflix in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, Wedbush reiterated an “underperform” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective (up from $45.00) on shares of Netflix in a research note on Sunday, July 17th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and twenty-seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $112.41.

The stock has a market capitalization of $40.86 billion and a PE ratio of 297.84. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $93.18 and a 200-day moving average of $95.15.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) last posted its earnings results on Monday, July 18th. The Internet television network reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.07. The firm earned $2.11 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.11 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.06 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Netflix Inc. will post $0.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Richard N. Barton sold 2,800 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $101.45, for a total value of $284,060.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 16,262 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,649,779.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Jay C. Hoag bought 600,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 25th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $86.43 per share, with a total value of $51,858,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of NFLX. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Netflix by 5.4% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 480,288 shares of the Internet television network’s stock valued at $54,945,000 after buying an additional 24,554 shares in the last quarter. Airain ltd boosted its position in Netflix by 379.2% in the fourth quarter. Airain ltd now owns 61,253 shares of the Internet television network’s stock worth $7,006,000 after buying an additional 48,470 shares in the last quarter. KBC Group NV boosted its position in Netflix by 110.0% in the fourth quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 43,905 shares of the Internet television network’s stock worth $5,022,000 after buying an additional 22,998 shares in the last quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. boosted its position in Netflix by 6.2% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 41,118 shares of the Internet television network’s stock worth $4,703,000 after buying an additional 2,394 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP boosted its position in Netflix by 18.9% in the fourth quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 39,600 shares of the Internet television network’s stock worth $4,529,000 after buying an additional 6,300 shares in the last quarter.

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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