Netflix (NFLX - Free Report) closed the most recent trading day at $381.43, moving +1.83% from the previous trading session. This move outpaced the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.36%. Elsewhere, the Dow gained 0.73%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.11%.
Heading into today, shares of the internet video service had gained 0.85% over the past month, lagging the Consumer Discretionary sector's gain of 1.56% and outpacing the S&P 500's gain of 0.73% in that time.
NFLX will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release, which is expected to be October 16, 2018. The company is expected to report EPS of $0.68, up 134.48% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $3.99 billion, up 33.65% from the year-ago period.
For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $2.67 per share and revenue of $15.87 billion, which would represent changes of +113.6% and +35.72%, respectively, from the prior year.
Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for NFLX. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.
Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.
The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant within the past month. NFLX is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Looking at its valuation, NFLX is holding a Forward P/E ratio of 140.15. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 13.37, so we one might conclude that NFLX is trading at a premium comparatively.
It is also worth noting that NFLX currently has a PEG ratio of 4.67. The PEG ratio is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but this metric also takes the company's expected earnings growth rate into account. The Broadcast Radio and Television was holding an average PEG ratio of 0.95 at yesterday's closing price.
The Broadcast Radio and Television industry is part of the Consumer Discretionary sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 111, putting it in the top 44% of all 250+ industries.
The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.
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