NFLX - Netflix, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
295.03
+5.41 (+1.87%)
At close: 4:00PM EST

296.90 +1.87 (0.64%)
Pre-Market: 8:11AM EST

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Previous Close289.62
Open290.59
Bid0.00 x 1100
Ask295.84 x 900
Day's Range287.59 - 295.81
52 Week Range231.23 - 385.99
Volume6,337,779
Avg. Volume8,138,710
Market Cap129.297B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.26
PE Ratio (TTM)94.53
EPS (TTM)3.12
Earnings DateJan 15, 2020 - Jan 20, 2020
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est361.63
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  • 13F Takeaways: Hedge Funds Favor Netflix, Facebook
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    13F Takeaways: Hedge Funds Favor Netflix, Facebook

    Nov.15 -- U.S. hedge funds took advantage of declines for Netflix Inc. and Facebook Inc. to load up on shares during the third quarter, according to the latest glimpse into money managers’ holdings. Bloomberg’s Sonali Basak reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."

  • This stockpicking app beat the S&P 500 by 4x last quarter — for investors born in the summer of 1997
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    This stockpicking app beat the S&P 500 by 4x last quarter — for investors born in the summer of 1997

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    Before you sign up for Disney+, use this calculator to add up the ‘true’ cost of your streaming services

    Netflix for $12.99, Disney+ for $70 a year, Hulu with no ads for $11.99, and add on HBO for $14.99… wait, how much is this all costing? Welcome to the next phase of the streaming wars.

  • TheStreet.com

    [video]Could Netflix Survive on Just Its Own Original Content?

    Netflix says that viewers shell out for original shows like Stranger Things and Orange is the New Black -- but production costs have ballooned roughly 30% since last year, which has many investors spooked.

  • Barrons.com

    Walt Disney Shares Pop on Big Subscriber Numbers for Disney+

    The Mouse House’s new streaming service picks up 10 million subscribers on its first day. That’s enough to drive the stock up, push the Dow to a record, and send Netflix lower.

  • Barrons.com

    Disney+ Signed Up 10 Million Users, but Some Seem to Be Looking for an Exit

    Can Disney+ “hold onto the huge number of early subscribers and continue to add new subscribers?” asks LightShed Partners analyst Rich Greenfield.

  • Roku Says It Won’t Be Long Before Streaming Revenue Eclipses TV
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    Roku Says It Won’t Be Long Before Streaming Revenue Eclipses TV

    (Bloomberg) -- Streaming video has been one of the biggest growth stories of the past several years, but even with all the attention that has been paid to the space, the industry is nowhere near full maturity, according to an executive at streaming-platform Roku Inc.“In the long run, the total addressable market for streaming video is all TV money, period,” said Scott Rosenberg, a senior vice president and general manager of Roku’s platform business. Over-the-top (OTT) streaming “lets advertisers do things that they’ve gotten used to in digital but which hasn’t been possible on TV,” such as individually targeting consumers based on user-specific data.Rosenberg compared the industry, specifically streaming-related advertising, to the early days of smartphones, when usage far outpaced how much advertisers focused on them. He cited a study from Magna that suggested 29% of TV viewing was happening outside the traditional model, although only 3% of TV ad budgets were being allocated to streaming services.That imbalance will correct “in a pretty accelerated fashion over the next two or three years,” he said in a phone interview. “Marketers are starting to move their money, and once it begins to happen apace, I think we’ll see a significant outflow.”It will likely take a few years for streaming ad revenue to surpass linear TV, he said, though the trend is accelerating. According to Bloomberg Intelligence, OTT ad revenue is expected to grow to $9 billion by 2023, compared with $4 billion in 2019. The TV advertising market is estimated at around $70 billion.While much of the focus on the sector has been on the fight for audiences between content providers -- both Apple and Walt Disney have recently launched new services, with others on the way, including HBO Max next spring -- Roku has benefited by being a portal to these services, rather than a competitor. Last month, Apple announced that its TV+ app would be available on Roku’s platform, news that was notable as the iPhone maker offers its own streaming hardware.The agreement “validates [Roku’s] dominant role as an aggregator,” and “the content-agnostic nature of its platform will allow more deals with streaming services,” Bloomberg Intelligence wrote.Investors have rewarded Roku’s position within the ecosystem. Shares are up more than 400% thus far this year, making it the biggest gainer in the Russell 1000 index by far. Netflix Inc. is up about 10% thus far in 2019, while Disney has risen 32%.Earlier this month, RBC Capital Markets wrote that Roku was “one of the best plays on ad-supported OTT, with the company being one of the best positioned to take share of the very large, underpenetrated” $70 billion TV advertising spending opportunityRoku posted its sixth straight advance on Friday and has risen more than 30% over that stretch. The gains have coincided with the launch of Disney+, as well as bullish commentary from Bank of America, which on Friday raised its price target and wrote that Roku’s Black Friday discounts are setting it up for “outsized” account growth in the fourth quarter.While the stock struggled in September because of concerns about competition for streaming hardware, Roku’s platform business accounts for a growing percentage of its overall revenue. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, the division comprised nearly 70% of the company’s third-quarter revenue, while the rest came from its players business. Over all of 2018, platforms accounted for just 56.1% of revenue.Roku’s Rosenberg told Bloomberg that the company continued to view linear TV as its biggest competition for near-term growth. “We’re trying to take OTT advertising from a $5 billion market to a market that’s $20, $30, or even $50 billion. However, cord-cutters are leaving paid-TV in droves, and user engagement is on our side. When I started here, there were no networks doing streaming, but now Disney is all-in on a major service. There’s been a series of tipping points for the industry.”He added that he was planning to spend the weekend watching “The Mandalorian,” a new series set in the “Star Wars” universe, now streaming on Disney+.To contact the reporter on this story: Ryan Vlastelica in New York at rvlastelica1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Catherine Larkin at clarkin4@bloomberg.net, Tatiana DarieFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Streaming Wars Stocks: The Biggest Winner and Biggest Potential Loser
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    Streaming Wars Stocks: The Biggest Winner and Biggest Potential Loser

    The streaming wars aren't cooling down now that Disney+ is live. In fact, they're just starting to heat up. With all the players in this game, though, it takes time to sort out who's hot and who's not. Today, I'm going to go through some of the biggest streaming wars stocks on the market right now. And I'll reveal which one has the potential to be the biggest loser and which one could wind up the biggest winner.Source: Shutterstock There are so many streaming services coming to market these days, it's hard to keep them all straight. But each one has its own positive and negative takeaways. And one stock alone is poised to bring investors the biggest profits, while another has the farthest to fall. With pretty much everybody in the entertainment game launching their own channel, let's take a closer look. The Biggest Loser Out of the Streaming Wars Stocks, Has Too Much at StakeWalt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) launched its own Disney+ service on Nov. 11. And even though that service got off to a rocky start, nobody expects it to fail. With the entire Disney canon behind it (including Pixar, The Simpsons and the Marvel and Star Wars franchises), few viewers will cancel just because of a few opening day glitches.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSource: ilikeyellow / Shutterstock.com And with Disney's recent acquisition of Hulu, the world's second-tier streaming service has shored up its legacy. It'll be home for the more adult fare Disney doesn't want to include on its own streaming channel. Not to mention, for the moment, subscriptions to Hulu and ESPN+ are bundled with Disney+.Of course, amid all this talk, we can't avoid the 800-pound gorilla in the room--Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX). One of the fabled FANG tech stocks (along with Facebook, Amazon and Google), Netflix has the most to lose in this game. With a solid first mover advantage, NFLX spent the past few years sitting pretty atop the streaming world. But right now, that only means it has the farthest to fall.With everybody and their brother launching streaming services--including Amazon, Apple, AT&T, NBCUniversal, WarnerMedia and more--NFLX may not have access to some of the content that's built its empire. Of course, the company saw this day coming. They've been producing original content for quite some time, even releasing their most recent Martin Scorsese-helmed film, The Irishman, in theaters.But when you've been moving in an arena of small players, first mover advantage can only take you so far. Eventually, as more content is offered exclusively on different channels, cord cutters will have to decide which streaming services they want to keep. And the question is whether Netflix will make the cut. The Biggest Winner of the Streaming Wars Isn't Who You ThinkSo, who's the biggest winner, then, among the streaming wars stocks? Could it be Disney with all their studio offerings? Or maybe it's going to be one of the other studios that corners the market?Well, whoever wins the content portion of the streaming wars will still need one more thing to bring home the prize--a device to stream their content over. That's where Roku Inc (NASDAQ:ROKU) comes in.Roku launched their own streaming service in 2017. And it's pretty lackluster. Their current leading piece of content is Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1984 action flick The Terminator. Now, that may be a classic movie, but it's over 35 years old now. With the breadth of competition in this arena, Roku stock tumbled the other week as investors figured their streaming service could never compete.But one thing investors didn't keep in mind is that Roku is currently the largest streaming platform in the United States. Installed on over 41 million devices in the US alone (including multiple brands of Smart TVs), Roku has a lead over other device manufacturers like Amazon, Google and Apple. And as more and more Americans cut the cord, they'll have to go somewhere to get the content they want. That's what Roku is banking on. And that's the kind of technology I'd put my money on right now.But of course, in today's world, there are more technological advances occurring each moment. And InvestorPlace analyst and editor, Louis Navellier wants to reveal to you the one piece of technology he considers the "Master Key" for the world's next industrial revolution. It's bigger than Roku. And it's bigger than the streaming wars. So, don't wait. Click here to discover the next industrial revolution's Master Key right now.As of this writing, Michael Adams did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Silver and Gold Stocks to Buy That Offer Contrarian Upside * 7 Earnings Reports to Watch Next Week * 5 Online Retail Stocks to Buy on the Dip The post Streaming Wars Stocks: The Biggest Winner and Biggest Potential Loser appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Economic Fundamental Issues Aside, IQ Stock Has an Identity Crisis
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    Economic Fundamental Issues Aside, IQ Stock Has an Identity Crisis

    Recently, I gave my personal take on streaming when I purchased a Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) device. Previously, I was tethered to the cord, always talking about the benefits of cutting it, but never truly understanding it. But with Roku, I wholeheartedly get why millions everywhere are abandoning traditional TV. With that, has my take on iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) and IQ stock changed?Source: NYC Russ / Shutterstock.com Often billed as China's Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), the investment concept of iQiyi stock appealed to those far smarter than me. These are the folks that saw the writing on the wall when it came to traditional TV. Following the implications to their logical conclusion, they cut the cord and joined the streaming revolution.Indeed, buying a Roku device and enjoying previously unattainable benefits like on-demand content made me appreciate all streaming companies. I'm not just talking about IQ, but rather, the decision of big-name companies like Disney (NYSE:DIS) and AT&T (NYSE:T) to focus on content consolidation and streaming now made much more sense.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsClearly, streaming is the future, but will that future benefit IQ stock? Unfortunately, I have my doubts. * 7 Silver and Gold Stocks to Buy That Offer Contrarian Upside The company's most recent earnings report for the third quarter didn't help bolster confidence. Although IQ reported narrower-than-expected per-share profitability, it fell a bit short on revenue. Against a consensus target of $1.02 billion, the Chinese streaming giant instead rang up $1 billion flat.That didn't stop enthusiasm in iQiyi stock following the earnings disclosure. However, shares quickly came back down to earth over the next several sessions.Worryingly, IQ stock dropped over 4% in the midweek session of Nov. 13. Rather than a discount, I see more volatility ahead. IQ Stock Is Suffering an Identity CrisisOn paper, analysts consider Q3 as a mixed report: a beat on profitability expectations but a miss on revenue. But based on the technical performance of iQiyi stock, as well as the broader fundamental picture, I view the Q3 report as unambiguously disappointing.Inarguably, IQ is a growth stock. The underlying company sacrifices positive net income in the here and now to invest in expansionary mechanisms. In terms of subscriber growth, management is achieving its goals, but in terms of sales growth, they're flat to declining. Click to EnlargeIt wasn't just that Q3 2019 results produced revenue of $1 billion. Instead, over the last six quarters now, iQiyi has averaged revenue of $1.01 billion. And in Q3 2018, top-line sales came in just under $1.02 billion. As I said, the streaming firm's sales trajectory is flat to declining.Criticize Netflix all you want: the U.S.-based streaming company has consistently grown quarterly revenue over the last five years. And because of this historical consistency, Netflix has generated positive net income for several years.But for IQ stock, a reasonable pathway to profitability is fading. Since at least 2015, net income has progressively sunk deeper into red ink. This year will continue this dubious trend unless we see a miraculous result in Q4.And that won't happen. In the most recent quarter, IQ's net income was a loss of $516 million. In the year-ago quarter, it was a loss of $458 million. Clearly, the company is going the wrong way.Ordinarily, for a growth stock, you'd comfort yourself with the growth narrative. But that's also moving in the wrong direction for IQ stock. No matter where you turn, the fundamentals don't make much sense. China Is a Poor Market for iQiyi StockOne of the other things I like about my Roku device is content options. From programming geared toward family viewing to NC-17 rated stuff, I control what I want to watch.That's the beauty of America and the western civilized world: we have the freedom to do how we please, so long as we don't infringe upon other people's rights. I believe we have the French to thank for this brilliant idea.However, this mentality doesn't fly in China. Internet censorship has long dogged attempts by American technology firms to break into the Chinese market. We're talking huge brands like Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB).Supposedly, Chinese censorship is designed to protect pride in the mainland, which to some level I can understand. But it also devolves into the ridiculous, such as censorship of men wearing earrings.And you know what? When it comes to entertainment, censorship stinks. It's bad enough that IQ stock is having trouble with its underlying growth narrative. But to have a government-level headwind on top of it? This renders shares a speculative gamble rather than a sustainable investment.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long AT&T. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Tech Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 * 7 Biotech Stocks to Buy With Plenty of Power in the Pipeline * 5 Stocks to Buy That Are Set for Monster Growth in 2020 The post Economic Fundamental Issues Aside, IQ Stock Has an Identity Crisis appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • User Growth Is the Biggest Catalyst for Apple Stock
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    User Growth Is the Biggest Catalyst for Apple Stock

    This time last year the investment community fretted over Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) offering less transparency in its business. People worried it would make Apple stock less attractive.Source: Shutterstock As you'll recall, Apple stopped reporting unit sales of its iPhones, suggesting instead that investors turn its focus on its services business.Today, AAPL stock is at all-time highs and enjoys a market capitalization that is over $1 trillion. What is there to like with Apple stock and at yearly highs, what should investors do?InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsOn Oct. 30, Apple reported Q4 GAAP EPS of $3.03. Revenue grew just 1.8% to $64.04 billion. Markets cheered on the strong profits by sending the stock higher. Unit sales are of little interest to investors now. So, after Apple launched the iPhone 11, lower unit sales will not matter much.Even if that happens, investors are not pricing in that risk. The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models are sure to reverse the 9% decline over last year. This is still an improvement over the 15% decline Apple saw across the first three quarters. Positive reviews, customer feedback, and in-store responses for the latest iPhone suggest device revenue will grow. * 7 Silver and Gold Stocks to Buy That Offer Contrarian Upside In the September quarter, iPhone revenue was 33%. Looking ahead, the iPhone 11's powerful A13 chip, a dual camera, and longer battery life should drive sales higher in the coming quarter. iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max have a triple camera system and better night mode photography. Such advanced features will compel Apple's biggest fans to upgrade. Strong Services GrowthApple's "Services" revenue grew 18% Y/Y to $12.5 billion. Strong performance from App Store, AppleCare, Music, and cloud services lifted results. Apple is on track to double its service revenue sometime next year.In the transactions business, Apple Pay topped 3 billion transactions. Looking ahead, Apple Card is a promising new endeavour. The card launched in August and is in the early phases.The current quarter will include results from its Apple TV+, which Apple launched in over 100 countries and regions. Its all-original video subscription service faces a tough market.Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) is the incumbent to beat. AT&T (NYSE:T) will try to gain market share with HBO Max. And Disney+ (NYSE:DIS) charges just a token amount of $6.99 a month, or $69.99 a year ($5.83 a month). Growth from Apple TV+Consumers have plenty of choices. If it picks Apple TV+, then expect Apple stock enjoying a P/E multiples expansion. That implies Apple stock could trade to the $300 range in the future.So, if Apple's EPS next year is around $15 next year, its forward P/E would expand from 17.5 times to 20 times. That is still a conservative multiple. For instance, it compares favourably to Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), which is not yet profitable on a GAAP EPS measure.In addition, Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) is valued at ~15 times forward earnings but EPS will grow at 9%. Conversely, Apple's earnings could grow in the low teens, driven by its services unit expanding. Growth from WearablesGoogle's (NASDAQ:GOOG) $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) validates the importance of Apple Watch. Apple reported revenue of $6.5 billion in the third quarter from the Wearables, Home and Accessories division.Fitbit health data and the smartwatch may give Google valuable insight into customers. And for Apple, Watch is becoming an integrated offering for Apple customers. Watch Series 5 now has Always-On Retina display.New location features help users with navigation. And international emergency calling services is now possible directly from the Apple Watch. This is supported in over 150 countries. Your Takeaway on Apple StockApple is a consumer electronics giant whose product line-up keeps trending favorably. Competitors in the Android space will keep trying to take Apple's market share. Yet Apple has a loyal user base who will get more services available on the platform.Disclosure: As of this writing, the author did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Silver and Gold Stocks to Buy That Offer Contrarian Upside * 7 Earnings Reports to Watch Next Week * 5 Online Retail Stocks to Buy on the Dip The post User Growth Is the Biggest Catalyst for Apple Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • 7 Troubled Dividend Stocks With Yields Too Good to Be True
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    7 Troubled Dividend Stocks With Yields Too Good to Be True

    When something looks too good to be true, it probably is. How many times have you heard that saying?The real question is, how many times was it accurate? Usually, there's a trade-off between great rewards and great risks. And the companies that make up the seven dividend stocks that are too good to be true below are perfect of examples of that.Some are in sectors that should be doing well. As a matter of fact, the sectors are doing well. Just not these stocks.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThat takes me to the adage that a rising tide raises all boats. It doesn't. It raises boats that don't have holes in them and boats that the crew hasn't tied too tight to the moorings. Both are management problems. * 7 Silver and Gold Stocks to Buy That Offer Contrarian Upside The problem isn't with the dividend model itself. In fact, dividends are a must-have in my criteria for "AA-rated" stocks. It's just that these companies don't have the business model to properly back those dividends up.Anyway, the stocks may look good in theory, but they're not worth your time and patience; there are too many winners out there to pick from. Don't waste your time here. DCP Midstream (DCP)Source: IgorGolovniov / Shutterstock.com DCP Midstream (NYSE:DCP) is an integrated natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) company that does everything from exploration and production to storage and distribution.Its dividend is a massive 13.7%. But usually, when the dividend is that high, it means the stock has been moving in the opposite direction. And that's the case here.DCP stock is off 36% in the past year. And it's off nearly 8% in the past three months, as the winter season hits, which is high demand season.The problem is, prices are low and exports that had been expected aren't happening yet because of the global slowdown. Neither of these issues is looking any better moving forward.What's more, the dividend now has a greater risk of being cut, which would also send the stock price down even further. AMC EntertainmentSource: QualityHD / Shutterstock.com AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) is one of North America's top movie theater companies.While movies remain a big industry, the biggest challenge is the distribution channels have all shifted with the advent of streaming options like Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and now Disney (NYSE:DIS).Not only do these platforms offer original content, but for the price of one movie ticket, you can watch more than a month worth of shows. And feature-length movies run in theaters for a couple of weeks, just to show up on streaming platforms. This is greatly suppressing the theatrical release.Plus, newer movie theater companies are customizing their theaters for a more intimate and sophisticated experience. But AMC has far too many theaters to make upgrades an easy or quick project. * 10 Cheap Stocks to Buy Under $10 The stock is off 43% in the past year, so its 9% dividend isn't making much of a dent. And its recent earnings released last week were not bullish. I see much better earnings trends out there. Alliance Resource PartnersSource: Pavel Kapysh / Shutterstock.com Alliance Resource Partners (NASDAQ:ARLP) is a coal company that focuses on providing coal to utilities and industrial plants.Even with all the help of the government in Washington in recent years, coal is no longer king. And the trend, now that unconventional drilling methods have been able to access massive amounts of natural gas in the U.S., is not going to put it back on the throne anytime soon.One of the major coal players went bankrupt a couple weeks ago. And analysts are downgrading ARLP stock, which means it's not getting much attention on Wall Street, other than sells.Now, it is delivering a massive 18.1% dividend. But the stock has also lost 40% over the past 12 months. It's not exactly a winning bet.And, with dividends like that, you can be pretty sure that dividend is going to be cut -- and that will set off a deeper dive into the mine shaft. Macy'sSource: digitalreflections / Shutterstock.com Macy's (NYSE:M) was featured in a story I wrote about retailers about 10 days ago as well. Things haven't changed.This is more a story of how hubris felled the once mighty department store industry. For decades, these stores were the powerhouses of not just retail but every industry that was sold inside their stores -- clothing, electronics, durable goods, you name it.When these companies zigged, everyone zigged along with them. And not only did they set the trends, they set the pricing as well.But those days are long gone, and department stores never saw it coming. And it's big players like M that got caught in the toughest position since they sit on so much real estate.Macy's couldn't slash prices because it would kill margins. It had to support all the stores and inventory. In the meantime, the business model just wasn't working at the level I would expect from an investment. Its model had to be revamped but it was so big, it was hard to make changes quickly. Every day of delay put the company further behind new competitors. * 7 Tech Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 The stock is off over 50% in the past year (and it's off 62% in the past three years), so its 9.3% dividend doesn't mean much. And holiday shopping may only delay the inevitable. EQM Midstream PartnersSource: Shutterstock EQM Midstream Partners (NYSE:EQM) should be loving today's U.S. energy boom. Prices and production are rising, and all indications point to this being a good time for the shale energy business.However, after the boom and bust in oil prices in 2014, exploration and production companies are playing it safe. They're not pumping at capacity and they're not drilling new wells at the pace the they used to.They learned their lesson.They're growing, but at a reasonable and sustainable pace.Couple that with the fact that there is a growing demand for alternative energy resources and midstream players aren't seeing the kind of growth they expected.EQM is focused on the Appalachian region, where most of its business is in natural gas. It spun off Equitrans Midstream Corporation (NYSE:ETRN) last year, so there are issues dealing with the spinoff, as well as low natural gas prices.Plus, EQM has a pipeline project moving from Virginia to North Carolina that is likely to meet with resistance from locals.The stock is off almost 50% in the past year, so even with its massive 18.7% dividend, you're still not close to treading water. And the risks outweigh the reward by a long shot. BGC Partners (BGCP)Source: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP) has been around in one form or another since 1945. It was part of the big trading firm Cantor Fitzgerald until it was spun off in 2004.Up until last year, BGCP had two divisions. One ran its financial services arm, working with institutional traders and brokerages around the world offering trading systems and underwriting services for financial markets.The other division focused on various forms of real estate investment, management and services. Over the years it acquired several larger commercial real estate firms around the world and built a very strong portfolio.On Nov. 30, 2018, the real estate division was spun off as Newmark Group (NASDAQ:NMRK).This past year has been about restructuring the company. And with a global recession underway, most of its foreign properties aren't thriving right now. The same can be said of its financial services business. * 7 Large-Cap Stocks to Give a Wide Berth This isn't a gloom-and-doom story as much as it is an avoid-for-now story. The stock is off 19% in the past year and has a dividend around 10.3%. The thing is, even now, its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is a lofty 35.7.There are much better choices on the real estate side and on the financial side, without dealing with all the exposure risk. Colony Credit Real EstateSource: Shutterstock Colony Credit Real Estate (NYSE:CLNC) has not had a good year. And this is a year where U.S. real estate investment trusts (REITs) have been outpacing the broader market.It's off 35% in the past 12 months. Plus, not only was its third-quarter earnings announcement less than inspiring, but it split its portfolio into two divisions, slashed its book value and cut its dividend.Now the dividend is still 10%, but there are plenty of REITs that are doing well right now. There's no reason take on this stock in restructuring mode. And That's Just the Tip of the IcebergOutside of REITs, the demand for (good) dividend stocks is huge, and there's a simple reason why.These days, the global bond market is just going haywire. We've got falling and even negative yields overseas. But as investors retreat to U.S. Treasurys it's causing bizarre effects here, too. Just look at what happened this summer, when the two-year Treasury actually began to yield MORE than the 10-year Treasury.And even the 30-year Treasury can't be relied upon for good yield anymore. In August, its yield dropped below 2% for the first time ever.So -- whether you're managing big institutional cash, or your own portfolio -- you'll also want to look at the Money Magnets.Not only did these stocks earn an "A" in my Portfolio Grader, thanks to strong buying pressure and great fundamentals …The stocks also earn an "A" in my Dividend Grader. These stocks are able to pay great yields -- and have the strong business model to back it up.All in all, I've got 28 strong dividend growth stocks for you in Growth Investor … almost all of which yield more than the S&P 500. These stocks are poised to do well as we continue to see international capital flow to the U.S. markets. Click here to see how I found these stocks, and how you can get great performance out of YOUR portfolio -- come what may.Louis Navellier had an unconventional start, as a grad student who accidentally built a market-beating stock system -- with returns rivaling even Warren Buffett. In his latest feat, Louis discovered the "Master Key" to profiting from the biggest tech revolution of this (or any) generation. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Silver and Gold Stocks to Buy That Offer Contrarian Upside * 7 Earnings Reports to Watch Next Week * 5 Online Retail Stocks to Buy on the Dip The post 7 Troubled Dividend Stocks With Yields Too Good to Be True appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Hedge Funds Bought Netflix, Facebook in Rough Third Quarter
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