News stories about Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Netflix earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the Internet television network an impact score of 44.2245703998492 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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Netflix (NFLX) opened at $321.09 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.81, a quick ratio of 1.40 and a current ratio of 1.40. Netflix has a 52 week low of $138.66 and a 52 week high of $333.98. The company has a market capitalization of $139,536.11, a price-to-earnings ratio of 256.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.41 and a beta of 0.96.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 22nd. The Internet television network reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.41. The business had revenue of $3.29 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.28 billion. Netflix had a return on equity of 17.20% and a net margin of 4.78%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 32.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.15 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Netflix will post 2.73 EPS for the current fiscal year.

NFLX has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $255.00 target price (up from $235.00) on shares of Netflix in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. SunTrust Banks set a $270.00 target price on Netflix and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Loop Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $237.00 target price on shares of Netflix in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and set a $280.00 price objective (up previously from $225.00) on shares of Netflix in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $250.00 target price (up previously from $230.00) on shares of Netflix in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating, thirty-two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $247.49.

In other Netflix news, insider Theodore A. Sarandos sold 163,747 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $262.91, for a total value of $43,050,723.77. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 23,953 shares in the company, valued at $6,297,483.23. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Jonathan Friedland sold 2,743 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $205.59, for a total value of $563,933.37. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,147 shares in the company, valued at approximately $235,811.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 472,789 shares of company stock worth $116,119,297. 4.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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