Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Stock: Here’s What’s Happening

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Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) is working its way for to the bottom in the market today. The stock, focused in the service sector, is presently trading at $361.01 after a move down of -4.46% so far today. When it comes to service stocks, there are a number of aspects that have the potential to lead to movement in the market. News is one of the most common reasons for movement. Here are the recent trending headlines surrounding NFLX:

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Mar-23-19 08:00AM iQIYI Stock Is on a Tear, But Dont Rush to Buy It
07:16AM Almost Nobody Chooses Streaming Competitors Over Netflix
06:00AM Apple’s Reinvention as a Services Company Starts for Real Monday
Mar-22-19 06:29PM TV Streaming Is Too Fragmented and Too Complicated. This Needs to Change.
04:36PM 3 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy Right Now

Nonetheless, any time investors are making a decision to invest, prospective investors should look into much more than just news, this is especially the case in the ever complex service industry. Here’s what’s going on with Netflix, Inc..

How NFLX Has Been Trending

While a move down in a single session, like the fall that we’re seeing from Netflix, Inc. may make some investors unhappy, a single session move alone should not be the reason for a decision to, or not to, invest in a company. It is always a good idea to take a look at trends experienced by the stock further out than a single trading session. When it comes to NFLX, here are the returns that we have seen:

  • Weekly – Throughout the past five trading sessions, NFLX has generated a change in value in the amount of -0.12%.
  • Monthly – The return on investment from Netflix, Inc. over the past 30 days has been 1.13%.
  • Quarterly – Throughout the last quarter, the stock has generated a return that works out to 35.33%
  • Past 6 Months – In the previous 6 months, we’ve seen a performance that equates to -1.62% from the stock.
  • YTD – Since the the first trading session of this year NFLX has generated a return on investment of 34.88%.
  • Annually – Lastly, throughout the last full year, investors have seen movement that comes to 14.07% from NFLX. Throughout this period of time, the stock has traded at a high of -14.70% and a low price of 56.13%.

Ratios To Pay Attention To

Digging into a few key ratios having to do with a stock can give prospective investors a look of how dangerous and/or rewarding a an investment option might be. Below are some of the key ratios to think about when looking at NFLX.

Short Ratio – The short ratio is a measure of short interest. As the short ratio goes higher, it means that more investors have a belief that the value of the stock is headed for declines. In general, strong service stocks tend to carry a lower short ratio. On the other hand, we also tend to see quite a few short squeezes in the space. Nonetheless, as it relates to Netflix, Inc., the stock’s short ratio amounts to 1.45.

Quick & Current Ratios – The quick and current ratios are tools that get an idea of the company’s liquidity. Basically, they measure the company’s abilities to pay for its debts when they mature using current assets or quick assets. come with strong current and quick ratios. In terms of NFLX, the quick and current ratios total up to 1.50 and 1.50 respectively.  

Book To Share Value – The book to share value ratio compares the book value of assets currently owned by the company to the share price of the stock. In this case, that ratio equates to 12.00.

Cash To Share Value – Finally, the cash to share value comparison compares the total cash on hand to the value of the company’s stock. In this case, the cash to share value ratio is 0.

Is Big Money Interested In Netflix, Inc.

An interesting fact that I have learned so far in my short time here is that good investors tend to follow the moves made by big money. In general, investors that want to keep the risk down will watch investments made by institutions as well as insiders. With that said, how does the big money flow when it comes to NFLX? Here’s what’s happening:

Institutions own 77.10% of the company. Institutional interest has moved by 1.83% over the past three months. When it comes to insiders, those who are close to the company currently own 1.74% percent of NFLX shares. Institutions have seen ownership changes of an accumulative -7.17% over the last three months.

What Analysts Say About Netflix, Inc.

Although it’s never a good idea to blindly follow the opinions of analysts, it is a smart idea to consider their thoughts when validating your own opinions before making investment decisions in the service sector. Here are the most recent moves that we have seen from analysts with regard to NFLX.

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Mar-08-19 Downgrade Buckingham Research Buy → Neutral $382
Jan-22-19 Reiterated Imperial Capital Outperform $459 → $463
Jan-18-19 Reiterated UBS Buy $410 → $420
Jan-18-19 Reiterated Stifel Buy $380 → $400
Jan-18-19 Reiterated RBC Capital Mkts Outperform $450 → $480

What We’ve Seen In Financial Results

At the moment, analysts are expecting that throughout the full year, earnings per diluted share will come in at $6.39. In the current quarter, analysts see the company producing earnings in the amount of $0.57. Over the last 5 years, NFLX has generated revenue in the amount of $29.30% with earnings coming in at 58.20%. On a quarter over quarter basis, earnings have seen movement of -46.50% and revenue has seen movement of 27.40%.

How Many Shares Of NFLX Are Available?

Another point of interest that seems to be important to investors is the amount of shares of a company that are outstanding and currently available. At the moment, there are 433.41M shares of Netflix, Inc. outstanding. Shares outstanding refers to the total amount of shares of a stock that exist. As far as the float goes, or the amount of shares that are actually available on the retail market, NFLX has a float of 428.95M.

Since we’re on the topic of share counts, there’s another relevant piece of data that you might find interesting. That would be the short percentage of the float. Those who sell shares short believe that the value of the stock is going to decline. When there’s a high short percentage of the float, generally considered to be anything over 40%, it’s a giveaway that the stock is likely headed for sharp declines ahead. Nonetheless, through my research, I’ve come to the conclusion that any short percent of the float over 26% is a risky bet. When it comes to NFLX, the short percent of the float is 3.48%.

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