|Bid||298.40 x 1100|
|Ask||298.40 x 800|
|Day's Range||297.25 - 301.80|
|52 Week Range||231.23 - 385.99|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.30|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||95.64|
|Earnings Date||Jan 21, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||361.18|
Netflix has begun testing a new yearly price plan in order to compete with other services like Disney+ and HBO. Yahoo Finance’s On The Move panel discusses.
According to Glassdoor, the number of people who apply for jobs on the job site spikes 22% in January. Glassdoor Chief Economist Andrew Chamberlain, along with Yahoo Finance’s Reggie Wade, joins Zack Guzman, Kristin Myers and The Corporate Agent CEO & Founder Angelique Rewers on YFi PM to discuss.
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Netflix Inc. historically has been averse to advertisements, but the changing competitive landscape in streaming likely warrants a change in strategy, according to an analyst.
DEEP DIVE As we approach the end of 2019, it’s time not only for year-end lists, but end-of-decade lists. U.S. stocks have had what can only be called an excellent decade. MarketWatch will feature a number of forward-looking articles building on the past decade’s action.
For the fiscal year ended in September, operating income for parks, experiences, and products, as Disney calls the unit, rose 11%, to $6.76 billion. Wall Street expects income for the unit to approach $10 billion by the company’s fiscal year through September 2024.
Notable Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX) analyst Laura Martin said in a Tuesday note to clients the streaming media giant could lose 4 million subscribers in the U.S. in 2020. The Needham analyst defended her thesis in a Fox Business interview Thursday and said it's a matter of basic economics. Why Pay More? Netflix's competitors offer streaming packages in the $5 to $7 range, and if Netflix doesn't follow suit, millions of consumers will stop paying twice as much in favor of the cheaper option, Martin said.
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(Bloomberg) -- YouTube has signed up more than 800,000 subscribers for its paid services in India since debuting in March, according to people familiar with the matter, vaulting it past some competitors in one of the world’s fastest-growing media markets.The services have been growing faster than rival paid music offerings in India, including Spotify and local players Gaana and JioSaavn, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the subscriber data hasn’t been released. Apple Music also competes in the market, but it’s been tight-lipped about its subscriber figures.Gaana, owned by Times Internet, has more than 1 million paid subscribers, according to a representative. But it’s been around for almost a decade and has more than 125 million monthly users, who mostly use the free version of the service.YouTube has long struggled to to gets users to pay for its services, especially since the company’s main website is synonymous with free videos. But the Google division has started to gain traction, and the numbers out of India suggest it’s having particular success in the world’s second-most-populous country.YouTube sells two paid services in India: YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium. The music service offers a library of songs on-demand, much like Spotify, as well as the ability to download tracks, listen to music without ads and play tunes while using other apps. YouTube Premium offers the traditional YouTube video service without ads -- and the ability to play clips offline. But music is the driving force behind YouTube’s appeal, especially in India.Bhushan Kumar, the Bollywood Boss Behind YouTube’s Top ChannelThe country has emerged as a battleground for online music services, which are eager to sign up users in a country with more than 1.3 billion people. Unlike China, where online media services are tightly controlled by the government, India offers a similarly massive population without the same level of regulation.Western companies such as Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube compete with local services, and will soon contend with Resso, a platform from Chinese tech giant ByteDance.ByteDance is testing Resso in India and Indonesia before rolling out a paid version of the app next year. ByteDance’s short-form video app TikTok has more than 200 million users in India, enough to be a real challenger to YouTube and Instagram.Major PresenceBut YouTube already has a big presence in India, giving it an edge as it tries to get subscribers to pay fees. More than 265 million people use the free YouTube service in the country, making it YouTube’s largest market. India is also home to the channel with the most subscribers, T-Series, the country’s largest record label. Google has plowed resources into India in its bid to find new internet users and markets.The growth is also notable because India isn’t typically hospitable to paid services. The country is one of the poorer major economies, making its average citizen very sensitive to price. The leading free music services, Gaana and JioSaavn, have tens of millions of users, but few paying subscribers.Representatives for Gaana and JioSaavn didn’t immediately respond to emails seeking comment.Netflix Inc., the world’s most popular paid online video service, has had to cut its price to compete in the country. It introduced a cheaper, mobile-only plan in India earlier this year and said this week it’s testing other pricing models.Netflix Is Spending $420 Million on Indian Content, CEO SaysYouTube has convinced people to pay by selling its service at a low price -- less than $2 a month -- and offering special features to subscribers. People who want to listen to music while not actively using the app -- a popular feature known as background listening -- must pay for it. The other apps offer background listening for free.Spotify has said that its Indian service has outperformed its expectations so far, though most of its growth has been from users of its free service.(Updates with Gaana subscriber figures in third paragraph.)\--With assistance from Ragini Saxena.To contact the reporter on this story: Lucas Shaw in Los Angeles at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Nick Turner at email@example.com, Dave McCombsFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced it will post its fourth-quarter 2019 financial results and business outlook on its investor relations website at http://netflixinvestor.com on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at approximately 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. At that time, the company will issue a brief advisory release via newswire containing a link to the fourth-quarter 2019 financial results and letter to shareholders on its website.
Considering he goes around killing monsters on request, the improbably chiselled and gruff Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) gets no thanks. With its medieval stylings, sprawling narrative and liberal dusting of magic, Netflix’s The Witcher is presumably intended to fill the Game of Thrones-sized hole in viewers’ lives. The Witcher himself has a basic ethical code: don’t hit women.
Shares of Amazon (AMZN) have slipped 6% in the past six months, while the S&P 500 climbed 9%. So when will Wall Street and investors start to think about buying Amazon stock again?
Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) has always tried to play a neutral role among a host of empires. The streaming-stick provider sells itself as a Switzerland of streaming, offering whatever you want to watch and adding its own ad-supported streaming service free to the bundle.Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com But as "World War Streaming" heats up, this isn't good enough for the big boys. They don't want Roku to talk, they want it to die. Before anyone thinks of bidding for the prize, they want to knock it down and see if it bounces back.So far, it has bounced back. The stock fell from nearly $170 per share to just over $100 during September, then from $148 to $120 in November. But, it opened for trade Dec. 12 at $144.73, with a market capitalization of $16.4 billion on trailing-year revenue of under $1 billion.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Subscriber Numbers CountFor investors, Roku has always been a game of Whose Line is it Anyway, the old game show. Everything's improvised and the numbers don't count.That's because, while Roku is a piece of technology, it's a very cheap one. Streaming dongles cost just $25 or so each. For Roku the key metrics have not been stick sales, but the number of accounts and platform revenue. In the third quarter these came in at 32.3 million and $179.3 million. The latter grew 79% from the previous year. * The 10 Worst Dividend Stocks of the Decade By comparison, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) had 60.6 million paying U.S. members at the end of the third quarter. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has more than 100 million on its Prime plan, but that's free shipping, not just TV. Cloud companies like Amazon are unlikely bidders, because like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), they can build a Roku and its market share. Amazon already has.For all their bluster, AT&T (NYSE:T), Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Disney (NYSE:DIS) are so far behind Roku and Netflix as to be out of sight. Disney bragged last month of having 10 million members, after putting Disney+ on sale at $6, and making it part of a bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ at Netflix's price. AT&T's HBO Now has 5 million subscribers. Comcast has yet to launch its free "Peacock" network to its cable subscribers. Who Might BidWhat Roku offers an acquirer is that 30 million membership figure, plus distribution in TV sets by Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and others. Walmart itself shouldn't be discounted as a possible buyer. Its Vudu service has yet to take flight -- it's been negotiating with other services to broker memberships.For any of these big players, Roku would be seat-cushion money at its current market cap. The only big streamer whose value puts it out of the running is ViacomCBS (NASDAQ:VIAC), with a market cap of $23.4 billion. Netflix is worth $130 billion, Comcast $190 billion, AT&T $280 billion and Walmart $339 billion.Roku has never put itself up for auction, but over 60% of the stock is held by institutions. The Bottom Line on RokuThe question, for an investor, becomes one of timing. When do you want to get in, how much loss do you wish to risk and what do you think the winning bid might be? Roku continues to act like a bid is not happening, recently paying $150 million for Dataxu, an advertising sales platform. But that just makes it more attractive.When Roku next reports earnings, analysts expect a loss of 14 cents per share on revenue of $391 million. That would be a doubling of the third quarter's revenue, because heavy sales of Roku-equipped TVs are expected under trees this month.My view on Roku is you buy it as a speculation on growth, but keep it for the inevitable take-out. Whatever its current valuation is where the bidding starts, not where it ends.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. His latest book is Technology's Big Bang: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow with Moore's Law , essays on technology available at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned shares in AAPL and AMZN. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 10 Worst Dividend Stocks of the Decade * 7 Game-Changing Tech Stocks to Buy Now * 5 Chinese Stocks to Buy for the Big 2020 Rebound The post High-Growth Roku Will Make Excellent Takeover Target appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Sometimes, it pays to fold 'em.While many investors gear up for the new year by scouting out lists of the best stocks to buy, there's virtue in pruning, too. Even though it seems counterintuitive to sell into a rip-snorting bull market, you should parcel out time to evaluate your portfolio for stocks to sell as we enter 2020.Why? Three reasons: * Too far, too fast. Let's say you own a stock that has soared far above the market. The position that once was 10% of your portfolio is now 35%. That's a lot to have riding on one stock. You don't have to sell your entire holding, but it might be a good idea to trim it back a bit. In fact, you can tie such a move into charitable giving and dodge that pesky capital-gains tax. * Slowdown ahead. Even if your stock has had a whizbang year, you should review it to see if the enthusiasm was a bit overblown. Some stocks that once had stellar records - we're looking at you, Freddie Mac (FMCC) and GameStop (GME) - weren't able to keep the earnings momentum going. If it looks like your stock's growth might be slowing, you should think about where that money could be working a bit harder. Even great buys become stocks to sell at some point. * Right stock, wrong time. Finally, some companies are just in the wrong place at the wrong time, such as energy: the market's worst sector (by a mile) in 2019. Are there good energy stocks? Absolutely. But sometimes, market factors (such as oil prices) punish even the best firms.No one likes selling stocks. You've probably put a lot of work and worry into researching your stocks and holding on to them. But it's an important part of investing, and some of the best investors are not only good buyers of stock, but good sellers. Here then, are five stocks to sell in 2020. SEE ALSO: 43 Companies Amazon Could Destroy (Including One for a Second Time)
Netflix has had a disappointing couple of quarters. Piper Jaffray’s Michael Olson makes a case that fourth quarter subscriber numbers could positively surprise investors.
Disney+ downloads passed 22 million on mobile devices, the independently owned app-tracking company Apptopia announced Tuesday.