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Do Netflix Results Reflect Future Expectations?

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Netflix has been on a good run backed up by growth in consumer subscription. Netflix Results show the number of subscribers keeps growing by the day surpassing even the entities own expectations.

New subscribers

The firm today confirmed that it now has over 5 million new subscribers. The bulk of the subscription comes from the international market, with 850,000 coming from the U.S alone.The reason for the drive has primarily been due to the rise in spending in a bid to create original content. This move looks to be paying off big time.

Slow U.S growth

However, it is not going to be a bed of roses for the company. There is an expectation that US subscription will be lower than it was the same time last year. The recent hiking of viewership fees is the likely cause for the lag in U.S. The bone of contention is finding a way to push market value in the midst of burgeoning production costs.

Analysts Cheer As Netflix Stays Bullish

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The wind of change is blowing in the television and content delivery space. Netflix has done it again, increasing its share prices by nearly 14% to end at $65.28 at the close of trading. This was surely helped by the release of its first quarter report that showed steady progress in subscriber acquisition. Other news included not so stellar profit figures and the possibility of a stock split.

The company hosted a Q&A session after the report was made public. Its CEO Reed Hastings sounded triumphant as he emphasized the growth of Internet TV. He did not show concern about the moves of his competitors, saying instead that more players mean a greater attraction for the audience to try this new wave.

Carl Icahn Fended Off by Netflix Poison Pill

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Activist shareholders have launched plans for a hostile takeover but on Monday Netflix stated that they had adopted a "stockholder rights plan" to prevent this from happening.

The investors have dubbed the plan the "poison pill" and will implement it should any group or individual attempt to purchase a mass of Netflix shares without board consent. In the event of this happening Netflix can make the takeover bid hugely expensive by flooding the market with new shares.

Is it Time to Invest in Blockbuster?

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A controversial move by CEO Reed Hastings of Netflix has sent the company stock into a free fall. Netflix (NFLX) seemed to be owning the entertainment content world with streaming movies, TV episodes, and shipping disks straight to your house for around 8 dollars a month. It seemed like almost too good to be true. Obviously it was, with recent price hikes.

What Netflix did to gain its immediate success was implement an amazing business model, shipping DVD's through mail. They cut out the cost of retail stores, excessive employees, and gave the benefit of convenience by shipping to folks straight at home.

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