Netflix Hits 125 Million Subscribers as Q1 Revenue Surges 43% YoY

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Outside of the USA, membership grew by 5.46 million (forecast of 4.90 million). SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 25,426 shares of the Internet television network's stock valued at $4,881,000 after buying an additional 675,267 shares during the last quarter. Inc. boosted its holdings in Netflix by 47.1% during the fourth quarter. The issue emerged this March following reports that Cambridge Analytica had harvested the data of up to 87 million Facebook (FB) users.

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The company posted a first-quarter revenue of $3.7bn, up from $2.6bn year-over-year. The fund owned 46,013 shares of the Internet television network's stock after purchasing an additional 1,801 shares during the quarter.

Netflix shares surged 6.5% to $328 after hours.

A number of other equities analysts have also commented on NFLX.

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Separately, J.P. Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth raised the 12-month price target on Netflix to US$328. Aegis reissued a "hold" rating and issued a $230.00 target price on shares of Netflix in a report on Monday.

To help cover its mounting costs, Netflix hiked prices by 10% in the final quarter of 2017, to $10.99 a month for the standard service.

BMO Capital Markets has a Hold rating and a $310 price target. The stock had a trading volume of 19,738,417 shares, compared to its average volume of 11,459,644.

Overall, Netflix reported a profit of $290 million, or 64 cents a share, compared with $178 million, or 40 cents a share, a year earlier.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) last issued its earnings results on Monday, January 22nd. Revenue of $3.70 billion came in just ahead of our $3.59 billion estimate with the majority of the beat coming from domestic streaming ($1.82 billion actual versus $1.75 billion estimate). Netflix had a net margin of 4.78% and a return on equity of 17.20%. For worldwide streaming, revenue of $1.78 billion was slightly above our $1.74 billion estimate as monthly revenue per paid member came in at $9.77, up 21% year over year.

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In an earnings call, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said the company is not going to change its stance about giving some of its movies limited theatrical runs.

That remains to be seen, but one thing's for sure: Netflix truly is now the epitome of a modern media giant. The stock was sold at an average price of $283.39, for a total transaction of $198,373.00. The company will keep its budget for own content at United States dollars 7.5-8 billion.

In other news, Director Richard N. Barton sold 700 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $263.00, for a total transaction of $92,050.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Those hopes are a big reason why Spotify has a market value of $26 billion two weeks after its debut as a publicly traded company.

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The global segment now accounts for 50% of revenue and 55% of memberships. After all, original TV shows don't come cheap, and Netflix is getting into the original movie game more and more as well.

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