In the following video, Brenton talks about two stocks that went in opposite directions after reporting earnings last week: and Netflix. The latter saw its stock price collapse after reporting earnings that, while beating EPS estimates handily, didn't offer the kind of subscriber growth forecast investors were looking for. Amazon shares, on the other hand, surged despite lower-than-expected revenue as well as a tempered outlook for the next quarter.

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