Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) stock slips, “Buy” rating reaffirmed by BTIG Research Analysts

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) shares fell on Tuesday January 17 on lower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock and reiterated thier respective ratings.

Meanwhile, in early trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 47 points lower, or 0.24% to 19838, the S&P 500 fell 7 points, or 0.29% to 2267, while the Nasdaq was down 19 points, or 0.35% to 5554.

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Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) had its Buy rating reiterated by equities researchers at BTIG Research in a research note to investors. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the shares. The one-year price target of $125.75 is a decrease compared to the opening price of $135.04, causing a number of other analysts to comment on the company recently. Looking back over the last year, Netflix, Inc. stock has a high of $135.40. Share prices often shift to the upside on recommendations and new price targets of professional brokerage firms.

Shares of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) opened at $135.04 yesterday trading between $132.31 and $135.40, and last traded at $132.92, which represents a dip of $0.78 compared to the previous closing price.

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) currently has a market cap of 57.04B.

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) Average Daily Trading Volume

4,233,494 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 80 percent below the norm, out of a total float 422,222,000. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as investors often use swings in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

While increased trading for short periods will not mean much will not mean much, conversely, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks sends a positive signal to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is very important.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These professional investors retain teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good validation to see them taking a postion in a stock you’re researching.

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) Moving Averages

A moving average can also act as support or resistance. In an uptrend a 50-day, 100-day or 200-day moving average may act as a support level, as shown in the figure below.

This is because the average acts like a floor (support), so the price bounces up off of it.

In a downtrend a moving average may act as resistance; like a ceiling, the price hits it and then starts to drop again.

By identifying trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

With that in mind, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) now has a 50-day MA of $123.08 and 200-day MA of $106.56. It has traded in a 52-week range between $79.95 – 135.40 and today’s last price is 1.83%% lower than the 52 week high of $135.40.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most critical things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors watch for companies that have raised their earnings at least 25% or more over the past 3 years.

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