NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Netflix (NFLX) rose Wednesday, hitting new highs, but fell after famed investor Carl Icahn announced he had sold out of his entire long position.
Netflix closed at $678.61, down 0.4%.
Icahn initially purchased the stock in 2012 near $58 per share. While he still thinks it's a great company with a great CEO in Reed Hastings, he said on CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report" there are better opportunities elsewhere such as Apple (AAPL). Netflix was "tremendously undervalued" a few years ago, but Apple is still undervalued today, he said.
More broadly speaking, Icahn said he's "very concerned about the market," which appears "overheated." Although he expects a meaningful correction in stocks, the real "no brainer" lies in the high-yield bond market, he said. Investors are taking on too much risk for too little return with these assets, especially compared to the much safer corporate-rated bonds, he said.
A setback in the economy could really do a number on the stock market, Icahn said.
There is a fundamental shift occurring in how people watch TV, and that's a shift toward streaming, Greenfield said. While he maintains earnings-per-share estimates that are below consensus, he said earnings aren't necessarily the driver for Netflix, because the company continues to reinvest its U.S. profits into its global expansion plan.
The average investor should be looking to buy portfolio protection via put options, said Joseph Terranova, senior managing director for Virtus Investment Partners. There's nothing wrong with being cautious, he said.