What after Richard Barton’s Insider Unload of Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Stock?; Farallon Capital Management Lifted Its Liberty Global Plc (LBTYA) Stake

December 16, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

Richard Barton, an insider and also director of the large company Netflix Inc made trade. He sold 700 shares of the company with Richard Barton’s transaction having an approx. value of $132,164 USD – based on $188.8 for share. He also sold 1,400 shares that are worth about $265,185 USD in the last month. Mr. Richard currently has ownership of 27,043 shares, accounting for 0.01% of Netflix Inc’s stock market capitalization.

Farallon Capital Management Llc increased Liberty Global Plc (LBTYA) stake by 34.07% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Farallon Capital Management Llc acquired 1.07 million shares as Liberty Global Plc (LBTYA)’s stock declined 18.04%. The Farallon Capital Management Llc holds 4.22 million shares with $135.55 million value, up from 3.15M last quarter. Liberty Global Plc now has $31.59B valuation. The stock increased 0.71% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $32.56. About 2.06M shares traded or 16.48% up from the average. Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has declined 3.90% since December 16, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.60% the S&P500.

Analysts await Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) to report earnings on January, 17. They expect $0.42 EPS, up 180.00% or $0.27 from last year’s $0.15 per share. NFLX’s profit will be $181.75M for 113.17 P/E if the $0.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.29 actual EPS reported by Netflix, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 44.83% EPS growth.

Among 54 analysts covering Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), 37 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Netflix has $250 highest and $45.0 lowest target. $180.71’s average target is -4.95% below currents $190.12 stock price. Netflix had 202 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Thursday, June 15. The stock has “Buy” rating by BTIG Research on Tuesday, July 19. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, March 20. Goldman Sachs maintained Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) rating on Tuesday, October 18. Goldman Sachs has “Neutral” rating and $140 target. As per Tuesday, April 19, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The stock of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Tuesday, October 18. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Wednesday, July 12 with “Sell”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Mizuho given on Tuesday, October 18. The stock of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, July 18. The stock of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, January 12 by Morgan Stanley.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 15 insider sales for $62.28 million activity. HASTINGS REED sold 93,380 shares worth $15.51M. On Friday, September 1 BARTON RICHARD N sold $348,870 worth of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) or 2,000 shares. 1,000 Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) shares with value of $187,940 were sold by WELLS DAVID B. FRIEDLAND JONATHAN sold $705,895 worth of stock or 3,622 shares. HYMAN DAVID A sold $12.61 million worth of stock. Shares for $175,336 were sold by KILGORE LESLIE J.

Netflix, Inc., an Internet television network, engages in the Internet delivery of television shows and movies on various Internet-connected screens. The company has market cap of $82.27 billion. It operates in three divisions: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming, and Domestic DVD. It has a 189.93 P/E ratio. The firm offers TV shows and movies, including original series, documentaries, and feature films.

The stock increased 0.30% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $190.12. About 7.29 million shares traded or 5.65% up from the average. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has risen 75.34% since December 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 58.64% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.10, from 1.22 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 64 investors sold Netflix, Inc. shares while 222 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 256 raised stakes. 344.96 million shares or 1.00% less from 348.44 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Hbk Invs Limited Partnership owns 280,300 shares for 0.38% of their portfolio. Ls Invest Llc invested in 7,595 shares or 0.07% of the stock. C M Bidwell Associates Ltd stated it has 0.98% of its portfolio in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Pictet Cie (Europe) holds 0.21% of its portfolio in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) for 9,900 shares. Finance Counselors Inc owns 4,827 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Fort Point Prtnrs Limited holds 0.29% or 3,548 shares. Gulf International Comml Bank (Uk) Limited has 133,702 shares for 0.28% of their portfolio. Valley Natl Advisers stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Zweig holds 115,598 shares. 10,055 were reported by Carret Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp. 187,714 are held by Aqr Limited Liability Corporation. Churchill Mgmt Corporation has invested 0.72% in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Tci Wealth Advsr invested in 0% or 49 shares. 2,894 are held by Checchi Cap Advisers Limited Liability Corp. The Pennsylvania-based Glenmede Trust Na has invested 0.03% in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX).

Among 15 analysts covering Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Liberty Global had 45 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, June 12. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of LBTYA in report on Friday, October 16 with “Outperform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) on Thursday, January 14 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 27 by Pivotal Research. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Friday, October 2. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, July 11 by Redburn. Morgan Stanley downgraded Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) on Monday, January 11 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research given on Friday, January 15. The stock of Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) earned “Buy” rating by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, June 20. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, May 13 report.

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