Netflix Stock Gaps Up On Today's Open (NFLX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) were gapping up Thursday morning with an open price 39.4% higher than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $103.26 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $143.99.

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The average volume for Netflix has been four million shares per day over the past 30 days. Netflix has a market cap of $5.43 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 7.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Netflix, Inc. provides Internet subscription services for TV shows and movies in the United States and internationally. The company offers its subscribers to watch unlimited TV shows and movies streamed over the Internet to their TVs, computers, and mobile devices. The company has a P/E ratio of 123.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Netflix Ratings Report.

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