Why These 3 Stocks Surged

In the above video, Fool.com analyst Austin Smith discusses three stocks that have surged recently. First up is Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX  ) , which has risen about 19% over the last several trading days, followed by Family Dollar (NYSE: FDO  ) and KB Home (NYSE: KBH  ) , up 5.4% and 6.5%, respectively.

At this week's annual Value Investing Congress, Netflix received some bullish calls from investors, a welcome vote of confidence as many shareholders had lost hope in the company ever since its precipitous drop in the summer of 2011. While the company's first-mover status is often viewed as a competitive advantage, the opportunities in streaming media have brought some new, deep-pocketed rivals -- namely, Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN  ) -- looking for their piece of a growing pie. Can Netflix fend off this burgeoning competition, and will its international growth aspirations really pay off? These kinds of issues are a must-know for investors, which is why Fool.com analyst and Netflix expert Jim Mueller has authored a premium research report on Netflix. Inside, you'll learn about the key opportunities and risks facing the company, as well as reasons to consider buying or selling the stock. Click here now to learn more and access your copy today.

Austin Smith has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com and Netflix. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Amazon.com and Netflix. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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