Why Netflix (NFLX) Stock Is Gaining

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Netflix (NFLX) was moving higher in pre-market trading after posting first-quarter results after the bell a day earlier.

Before market open, shares had gained 7.6% to $375.12.

The online streaming company reported net income of 86 cents a share over the three months to March, beating Thomson Reuters estimates by 3 cents a share. Revenue of $1.27 billion was in line with expectations. 

Netflix also said it intends to increase subscription costs for new members by $1 to $2 a month depending on region.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates NETFLIX INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate NETFLIX INC (NFLX) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed ? some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing."

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