The following video is from Wednesday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Jason Moser and Alex Scherer, discuss the top business and investing stories of the day.
The SEC cleared Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX ) CEO Reed Hastings after investigating him for posting on Facebook. At issue was Hastings' post that video streaming had exceeded 1 billion hours in a single month for the first time. The SEC's new guidelines allow companies to use social media to release important information as long as the companies alert investors in advance about which platforms they will use. What does the news mean for investors going forward? In this installment, our analysts discuss the implications for investors.
The tumultuous performance of Netflix shares since the summer of 2011 has caused headaches for many devoted shareholders. 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 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 are must-know issues for investors, which is why The Motley Fool released a brand-new premium report on Netflix. Inside, you'll learn about the key opportunities and risks facing the company, as well as reasons to buy or sell the stock. The report includes a full year of updates to cover critical new developments, so make sure to click here and claim a copy today.
The relevant video segment can be found between 5:18 and 10:35.