NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - Netflix ( NFLX) is set to report its third-quarter results after the close, and investors are eager to assess the damage. The past few months have been fraught with strategic blunders for the company, including its decision to implement a drastic price hike, ending talks to renew its streaming contract with Liberty Starz, and announcing then cancelling plans to rebrand its DVD business. Netflix lowered its domestic subscriber outlook in September by 1 million, saying it now expects 24 million users. The company ended the second quarter with 24.6 million domestic subscribers. Its subscriber outlook for the fourth quarter will be a critical metric in determining the stock movement after the report. Wall Street is calling for a third-quarter profit of 95 cents per share on revenue of $811.8 million for the September-ended period. But whisper expectations come in a bit higher, around 99 cents a share. Netflix has trumped the consensus view in three of the past four quarters by an average of more than 9%. Shares of Netflix have lost about 60% during the three-month period. Ahead of results, Netflix announced plans to enter the U.K. and Ireland markets with its streaming service in 2012. - Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York. Follow TheStreet.com on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.