Netflix is a well-managed company, and its product is of great value to the consumers, believes Wedbush Equity analyst Michael Pachter. However, the analyst still maintains a Sell rating on the company’s stock.
Netflix potential already discounted in
Pachter believes investors have given too much credit to Netflix for its ability to “thrive in that future world where we all ‘cut the cord’ and consume content” over the Internet.”
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According to Pachter, the streaming company will continue to be profitable, but the market has “discounted too deeply the potential for competition” as well as the desire for content owners to “extract as much economic rent [as possible] from providers like Netflix.”
However, other analysts differ from Pachter and are positive on the stock. Cantor analyst Youssef Squali increased his price target from $450 to $500. Another analyst, Paul Vogel from Barclays, also raised his price target from $400 to $450 for the next 12 months.
Others bullish on Netflix
Squali, who maintains a Buy rating on Netflix, stated that the recent trend around TV un-bundling is a primary factor for h