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How to buy shares in Netflix from New Zealand

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Netflix Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NFLX. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Netflix reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of $494.74, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Netflix, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Netflix. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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Netflix share price

Use our graph to track the performance of NFLX stocks over time.

Netflix shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
OpenUSD512.69
HighUSD519.74
LowUSD510.9642
CloseUSD517.57
Previous closeUSD514.25
Change USD3.32
Change % 0.6456%
Volume 2,537,107
Information last updated 2021-07-30.
52-week rangeUSD458.6 - USD583.99
50-day moving average USD520.2259
200-day moving average USD522.2199
Wall St. target priceUSD613.68
PE ratio 53.2846
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD9.651

Netflix price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $517.57

1 week (2021-07-21) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) -2.99%
3 months (2021-04-30) 0.80%
6 months (2021-01-28) N/A
1 year (2020-07-28) N/A
2 years (2019-07-28) N/A
3 years (2018-07-28) N/A
5 years (2016-07-28) N/A

Is Netflix under- or over-valued?

Valuing Netflix stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Netflix's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Netflix's P/E ratio

Netflix's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 53x. In other words, Netflix shares trade at around 53x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Netflix's PEG ratio

Netflix's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5946. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Netflix's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Netflix's EBITDA

Netflix's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$6.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Netflix's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Shorting Netflix shares

There are currently 9.7 million Netflix shares held short by investors – that's known as Netflix's "short interest". This figure is 1% up from 9.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Netflix shares can be evaluated.

Netflix's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Netflix's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Netflix shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Netflix shares traded daily (recently around 3.5 million). Netflix's SIR currently stands at 2.75. In other words for every 100,000 Netflix shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2750 shares are currently held short.

However Netflix's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Netflix shares, or, against the total number of tradable Netflix shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Netflix's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Netflix shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0223% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Netflix shares, roughly 22 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Netflix.

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