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Trading at a Discount, Netflix Has Mixed Recommendations

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

As of September 15, 2016, Netflix’s (NFLX) stock was trading at $97.34. The stock was trading 0.35% above its 20-day moving average of $97, 2.5% above its 50-day moving average of $95, and 3.5% above its 100-day moving average of $94.

Netflix generated returns of -1.8% for the trailing-12-month period and 2.1% for the trailing-one-month period. Netflix’s share price has fallen 2.3% in the trailing-five-day period. Its peers CBS (CBS), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), and Time Warner (TWX) generated returns of -2.1%, -3.7%, and -4.2%, respectively, in the trailing-five-day period.

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Analysts’ recommendations

Of the 44 analysts covering Netflix, 23 have given it a “buy” recommendation, seven have given it a “sell” recommendation, and 14 have given it a “hold” recommendation. Analysts’ target price for Netflix is $102.25 with a median target estimate of $110. Netflix is trading at a discount of 13% 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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