Analyst Ratings for Netflix Inc. (NFLX)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for NFLX last month.

41 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 22 gave NFLX a buy rating, 4 gave an overweight rating, 12 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 3 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

NFLX was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 212, implying a possible profit of 15.19 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 73, which equates to a potential downside of -60.33 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 40.12 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 43.18 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 12.38 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 12.93 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 14 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 14 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of NFLX's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 46.44 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. NFLX has a PEG ratio of 4.83.

In the trailing 52-weeks, NFLX hit 191.50 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 90.50. Currently the stock is 103.36 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 3.9 percent. NFLX has a price/earnings ratio of 224.44. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NFLX value stock report compares NFLX to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of NFLX is $78.87 billion. NFLX will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.