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What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Netflix?


Jan. 21 2016, Updated 10:06 a.m. ET

Shareholder returns and stock trends

As of January 14, 2016, Netflix (NFLX) generated returns of 130.0% for the trailing 12 months and -11.7% in the trailing-one-month period. Netflix’s share price fell by 9.5% in the trailing-five-day period.

Netflix’s peers The Walt Disney Company (DIS), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), and Time Warner (TWX) generated returns of -1.9%, -3.2%, and 3.0%, respectively, in the trailing-five-day period.

On January 14, 2016, the last trading price of Netflix was $107.06. The company’s stock was trading ~8% below its 20-day moving average of $116, 9% below its 50-day moving average of $118, and 4% below its 100-day moving average of $111.

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Moving average convergence divergence

The MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between a company’s short-term and long-term moving averages. Netflix’s 14-day MACD of -1.3 shows a downward trading trend, as the figure is negative.

Netflix’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) is 39, which shows that the stock is somewhat oversold. If the RSI is above 70, it indicates the stock has been overbought. An RSI below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.

Analyst recommendations

Of the 46 analysts covering Netflix, 24 have given it a “buy” recommendation, four have given it a “sell” recommendation, and 18 have given it a “hold” recommendation. The analyst stock price target for Netflix is $124.21, with a median target estimate of $125. Netflix is trading at a discount of 14% with respect to its median target.

Netflix makes up 0.97% of the PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 ETF (QQQ). For an investor interested in exposure to the television and radio sector, QQQ has an exposure of 4.5% to that space.


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