Will Netflix Shock Again Next Week?

Last time Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX  ) reported earnings, the company's shares responded by rising nearly 100% over the following few trading days. Could next week's earnings report spark a similar move -- in either direction? In the video below, Fool contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos discusses the bull and bear cases for Netflix, and explains why he's still optimistic about the company's prospects.

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 has released a 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.

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  • Report this Comment On April 18, 2013, at 6:50 PM, steveinjaxfl wrote:

    With NFLX being the only company causing television manufacturers to put a dedicated button on their remote controls and all smart phone makers tripping over each other to promote Netflix, I have a hard time seeing this stock staying below $200 per share for any length of time!!!

  • Report this Comment On April 18, 2013, at 8:58 PM, AceInMySleeve wrote:

    The valuation on this stock is high. Disaster can still happen. But the opportunity these guys are sitting on is enormous.

    When they have saturated the domestic market, and have reached similar numbers internationally, there are still a variety of growth possibilities.

    Will cable begin marketing and bundling Netflix as part of high speed internet packages carrying ultra high def? In which case likely they get a discount from Netflix, and may even be able to charge more than 8$ if they find some value add.

    Will the collapsing DVD market invert and studios move to streaming for new releases?

    Will live programming, broadcast, or sports move to Netflix?

    Will Netflix buy someone like Starz and share content?

    Are there new forms of entertainment, interactive rather than purely passive, that is enabled via the internet?

    You have a clear chance at this being one of the very top media powerhouses in the world. All competition has done so far is prove they can't get any traction in comparison.

  • Report this Comment On April 19, 2013, at 10:52 AM, TMFSigma wrote:

    @steveinjax - I think that really was one of Netflix's smartest moves, focusing early on getting itself on as many devices as possible.

    @ace - That's the key point, I think, that thanks to its internet base, Netflix is just a lot more flexible than a traditional cable network. That said, I definitely agree with you that the valuation is high right now.

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