There has been some fist among Netflix faithful this week, when the video streamer's "Rome" passed away with several honors on Hollywood's Oscar.
While the critics' favorite was not the best picture, some say it's just a matter of time before the actual here-and-now company grabs this top prize and breaks the doors of an old industry.
However, investors have had little to complain about given red-hot shares in Netflix
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up 32% so far this year and the second best winner at S & P 500, just behind GE
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. To be sure, someone out there has heightened disease given the upward path in this market, and sizzling performances by companies like Netflix.
But wipe your sweat off your forehead. Our Day Call by Piper Jaffray Research Analysts Michael Olson and Yung Kim offer a $ 1[ads1] reason to continue believing and buying streaming giant.
As you will remember earlier this year, the company announced that it increased subscription rates by between 13% and 15% for 58 million US subscribers, increasing the cost of the most popular plan to $ 13 from $ 11.
Piper surveyed 1,100 international Netflix subscribers, and found 50% would be willing to pay more than $ 1 per month more for the service. "A $ 1 / mo increase in international ASP (average selling price) would have a dramatic effect on our 2020 estimates, all the same," they said.
Crunching the numbers, they say that lifting could mean 40% upside for stocks over $ 500 even though only half of the earnings per share rose. They scored an overweight rating and a price target of $ 440. (By the way, they also believe the other 50% who said they would not pay more, would probably eventually pay if the push is going to push.)
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Netflix shares stopped at $ 363.91 on Monday, of course, there are some ways to go if Piper's goals are absolutely correct. Of course, some concerns that it takes a gamble, consider competitors like Hulu responded fairly quickly at an additional cost. Analysts said they would look at more negative setbacks from US subscribers, where numbers grew in the last reporting quarter, but it was before the announcement of the price hike.
Netflix is a core element of the FAANG gang, which includes Facebook
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AMZN, + 0.09%
AAPL, + 0.73%
and Google parent alphabet
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far ahead of the package over the past year when it comes to sharing winnings.
Some steam seems to come out of the market as euphoria disappears and investors give up for data and comments from Fed Mayor Jerome Powell, who heads Capitol Hill. Dow
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futures are lower, after Monday's action, which saw Dow
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S & P 500
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COMP, + 0.36%
all squeak off with gains.
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trying to recover some of Monday's losses while gold
is down and the dollar
are softer, largely against the yen
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floating on Brexit headlines.
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Asia shares withdrawn and even China
gave up gains. Europe shares
is mostly down.
There is a large week in data with some reports to be released after being held up by the last closure. For Tuesday we have housing start, building permits, Case-Shiller housing prices, consumer confidence and new home sales.
At 9:45 pm, Fed Chairman Powell will appear in front of Congress members where he should be welcomed with open arms for the bad politician.
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"A little or no upside." It's a bit cheerful, but it's strategist Barry Bannister at broker Stifel Nicolaus thinking of the S&P 500 right now. Our chart of the day comes from a party he sent to clients who post it.
As Bannister explains, S & P can't go much higher because it's not going to get much help from the revenue department – the price-to-profit relationship between companies is capped by positive real interest rates, and earnings are falling sharply.
"The real fed funds [rate] is 0.6%, which implies an S & P 500 demand, 12 months p / e [ratio] of 17 times," he said, adding that they see 2019 EPS on $ 162 plus 5% year-over-year against Wall Street expectations of around $ 167. Crush everything and he says the S & P 500 looks fully priced at around 2,750, which is equal to 17 times their EPS forecast for this year at $ 162.
The S & P 500 has probably been hitting a key resistance level of 2,800, which it tapped for the first time since the beginning of November on Monday, but was shut down.
Since the corrections started in October, this is the third time that the S&P affected the 2800 area. Will it be able to scare bears the third time? pic.twitter.com/YcGwRppIbO
– Irene🕊 (@goldmarketgirl) February 25, 2019
takes a fight after a judge commissioned CEO Elon Musk to be disdained by the court over a tweet he sent in mid-February, specifying production speeds as drives ire by SEC. In true Musk fashion, he aimed to get the last word: "SEC forgot to read Tesla's income statement, which clearly says 350k to 500k. How embarrassing …"
SEC asked a federal court in Manhattan to hold Elon Musk contempt and said that his last tweet violated the terms of his settlement https://t.co/3FOV98iTg5
– Wall Street Journal (@ WSJ) February 25, 2019
down on results while AutoZone
is on a earnings strike. Macys
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will also report with Mylan
due after the end.
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Reporting late Monday was Etsy
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MOS, + 1.46%
HTZ, + 2.77%
whose shares are up for positive results. Shake Shack
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As auto-trading tensions simmer between the United States and Europe, Peugeot says it's back to Stateside after a long absence .  It's not just Powell who has led to D.C. Today, CEOs from major drug companies like AstraZeneca
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