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In the case of Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), enough CAPS investors have recently turned bullish on the stock to upgrade it from a meager two-star rank to a more respectable three stars. To get an inkling of what's behind the rash of optimism, we can tap CAPS' various resources for answers.

Netflix hit a roomful of bears with a one-two punch recently. First, the company's recent earnings removed some doubts that it could hold its own against competing services from Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI), racking up higher-than-expected revenue and earnings. Then the online movie-rental pioneer punched up higher subscriber guidance for 2008, even in the face of Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) new presence in the online video-rental game.

Several CAPS investors point to the move to high-definition movie formats like Sony's (NYSE: SNE) Blu-Ray as a big plus for Netflix. Since delivering this bandwidth-gobbling content over the Internet with good quality is neither practical nor economical today, Netflix's physical disc delivery will win out in the movie-experience department.

And while some voice concerns about the overall economy crimping consumers' willingness to rent more movies, others suggest that Netflix is a great bear-market play, since it serves as an alternative to pricier entertainment options. Subscription-based music services like XM (Nasdaq: XMSR) or Sirius (Nasdaq: SIRI) have free alternatives tempting consumers to close their purse strings -- not so with movie rentals.

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Fool contributor Dave Mock recently upgraded his car from sell to hold, but reserves the right to flip-flop. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here and is the author of The Qualcomm Equation. Netflix, Amazon.com, and Apple are Stock Advisor recommendations. The Fool's disclosure policy has nothing up its sleeves.