NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Netflix (NFLX - Get Report) are higher by 1.36% to $96.18 in pre-market trading on Tuesday morning, as the company's exclusive movie deal with The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) is set to begin this fall.
The deal was actually signed three and a half years ago, according to Variety, and will make Netflix the exclusive U.S. pay TV home of Disney's latest films.
Netflix will be able to stream content from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar, the company announced in a blog post on Monday.
Currently, Starz (STRZA) has the "pay one" output rights to Disney content in the U.S., Variety added. Netflix's rights will cover Disney movies beginning with 2016 theatrical releases including "Zootopia," "The Jungle Book," and Captain America: Civil War."
However, Netflix will not have access to Disney's December 2015 smash hit "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," as Starz will have the streaming rights for that film.
"The 2016 (Disney) releases will start rolling on in September and we'll share specific dates/titles closer to their premier on the service," Netflix told Variety.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings has set a "hold" rating and a score of C on Netflix stock. The primary factors that have impacted the 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, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, TheStreet Ratings also finds weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation.
TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
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