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Fly News Breaks for April 17, 2019
Apr 17, 2019 | 05:26 EDT
Netflix (NFLX) last night reported upside for Q1 and provided a mixed Q2 outlook, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson tells investors in a research note. Most importantly, says the analyst, is that international subscriber additions were ahead of expectations for the quarter and essentially in-line for the Q2 guide. For domestic subscribes, Q1 was also ahead of consensus, but Q2 domestic sub guidance is below the Street, adds Olson. He believes Netflix's Q2 is "light on new content" but that its slate "appears strong" for the second half of 2019. Further, despite new services on the horizon from Disney (DIS) and Apple (AAPL), the analyst expects "minimal impact" to Netflix subscriber additions and retention. Olson thinks Netflix will "continue to capture a significant portion of traditional content dollars as they migrate to streaming." The analyst reiterates an Overweight rating on Netflix shares with a $440 price target.
News For NFLX;DIS;AAPL From the Last 2 Days
May 24, 2019 | 07:12 EDT
Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives told investors in a research note that for a company that employs over 1M Chinese workers with its flagship Foxconn (HNHPF) factory and is a major player within the China technology ecosystem, from a supply chain perspective, Apple (AAPL) should not have "major roadblocks" despite the "noise" from the U.S.-China trade battle. Ultimately, Ives says he believes the likelihood is low that Apple and its iPhones feel the burden of the tariffs given its strategic importance domestically as well as CEO Tim Cook's ability to navigate these issues in the past with U.S. President Trump. The analyst maintains an Outperform rating and $235 price target on Apple shares.