Media coverage about Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) has been trending somewhat negative on Monday, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group, a division of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Netflix earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news stories about the Internet television network an impact score of 75 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on NFLX shares. Wedbush boosted their target price on shares of Netflix from $68.00 to $73.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Vetr upgraded shares of Netflix from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $138.98 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, April 17th. Pivotal Research upped their price objective on shares of Netflix from $170.00 to $175.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $175.00 price objective on shares of Netflix in a report on Monday, April 17th. Finally, Cowen and Company upped their price objective on shares of Netflix from $165.00 to $170.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating and twenty-six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $147.14.

Shares of Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) opened at 162.43 on Monday. Netflix has a 12 month low of $84.50 and a 12 month high of $164.10. The company has a market cap of $70.01 billion, a P/E ratio of 210.13 and a beta of 1.27. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $152.64 and its 200-day moving average price is $138.38.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) last announced its quarterly earnings results 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 return on equity of 7.51% and a net margin of 2.11%. The business 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 business posted $0.06 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 34.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Netflix will post $1.04 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, insider Tawni Cranz sold 2,135 shares of Netflix stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $146.49, for a total value of $312,756.15. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 2,135 shares in the company, valued at approximately $312,756.15. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Neil D. Hunt sold 10,000 shares of Netflix stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $142.84, for a total value of $1,428,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 467,548 shares in the company, valued at $66,784,556.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 386,665 shares of company stock worth $57,667,994 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 4.90% of the company’s stock.

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About Netflix

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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