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Netflix: How Are Analyst Ratings Looking?

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

As of July 22, 2016 Netflix’s (NFLX) stock was trading at $85.89. The stock was trading 7.7% below its 20-day moving average of $93, 8.6% below its 50-day moving average of $94, and 10.5% below its 100-day moving average of $96.

Netflix generated returns of -21.5% for the trailing-12-month period and -2.8% for the trailing-one-month period. Netflix’s share price has fallen 12.7% in the trailing-five-day period. Its peers CBS (CBS), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), and Time Warner (TWX) generated returns of -1.3%, -3.3%, and -0.4%, respectively, in the trailing-five-day period.

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Analysts’ recommendations

Of the 42 analysts covering Netflix, 22 have given it a “buy” recommendation, four have given it a “sell” recommendation, and 16 have given it a “hold” recommendation. Analysts’ target price for Netflix is $104.42, with a median target estimate of $110. Netflix is trading at a discount of 28% to its median target price.

Netflix makes up 0.2% of the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) ETF. SPY has 3.5% exposure to the computers sector.

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