On today's edition of MarketFoolery, the daily podcast from The Motley Fool, we discuss the following topics:
- Shares of Netflix
were down even though quarterly profits increased by more than 50%. How much will the company's recent rate increase affect subscriber numbers this fall? And other than subscriber growth, what metrics are most crucial to Netflix’s success? (Nasdaq: NFLX)
- Chinese search-engine company Baidu
nearly doubled its quarterly earnings. How much has Google's (Nasdaq: BIDU) exit from China helped Baidu? Moreover, what's the next big opportunity for Baidu? Our analysts weigh in. (Nasdaq: GOOG)
- Quarterly operating profit for Ford
fell in every region except North America. So what region is most crucial to Ford's growth strategy? And with General Motors (NYSE: F) dominating Ford in China, what does Ford need to do to grow sales in the world's biggest market? (NYSE: GM)
Chris Hill has The Motley Fool's new mobile app but no shares of any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ford and Google. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of General Motors, Ford, Baidu, Netflix, and Google and buying puts in Netflix. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't 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.