How to buy Netflix shares

Netflix shares have increased 0.64% from their previous closing price ($650.06). Learn how to easily invest in Netflix shares in the UK.

Netflix, Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX) is an American media production and streaming company based in California. It is available in over 190 countries, and has over 150 million subscribers worldwide.

How to buy shares in Netflix

  1. Open a brokerage account. Choose from our top broker picks or compare brokers in depth. Then, complete an application.
  2. Fund your account. Add money to your account via bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  3. Search the platform by ticker symbol. NFLX in this case.
  4. Choose an order type. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares or dollar amount.
  5. Submit the order. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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Alternative ways to invest in Netflix

Buying shares in just one company is generally considered a riskier bet than investing in a range of investments - AKA a "diversified portfolio". Experts generally recommend holding a mix of investments in specific assets and funds. Funds are ready-made portfolios of multiple companies' shares (potentially including Netflix), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

Netflix is a major part of the NASDAQ, so it's included in many global funds and investment trusts, as well as tracker-style exchange traded funds (ETFs).

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Latest updates for Netflix

June 6, 2024: Netflix recently surpassed resistance at the 20-day moving average, suggesting a short-term bullish trend, according to Business Insider.

May 28, 2024: A Wall Street analyst raised his price target on Netflix stock following positive results from subscriber surveys in the US and UK. Evercore ISI analyst Mark Mahaney on Monday reiterated his outperform rating on Netflix stock and upped his price target to 700 from 650, according to Investor's Business Daily.

May 24, 2024: Netflix stocks continute to climb, hitting another 52-week high on Friday after just doing so this past Monday.

May 21, 2024: Shares of Netflix hit new 52-week highs Monday, which comes as the company recently landed two NFL games on Christmas Day and shared an update on its ad-supported plan, according to Benzinga.

Is it a good time to buy Netflix stock?

Review technicals and fundamentals to help you determine if now's a good time for you to invest.

Technical analysis

View Netflix's price performance, share price volatility, historical data and technicals.

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

Historical closes compared with the last close of $654.25

1 week (2024-06-05)0.88%
1 month (2024-05-12)6.11%
3 months (2024-03-12)7.35%
6 months (2023-12-12)36.31%
1 year (2023-06-12)50.15%
2 years (2022-06-12)285.56%
3 years (2021-06-10)33.86%
5 years (2019-06-12)90.50%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

Should you buy Netflix stock?

georgesweeney profile picGeorge Sweeney

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This is something only you can decide. Netflix captured the attention of couch-sitters and investors around the world. So much positivity was great for television series binging and for profits. The Netflix stock price has seen plenty of recent growth as a result. The challenge is how Netflix can continue to grow and make money if so many people are already subscribed?

We’re seeing Netflix crack down on password sharing, introducing adverts and raising monthly subscription prices. This is the immediate plan to squeeze more money out of customers who treat Netflix as an essential spend. How long Netflix can do this remains to be seen, but the trick is finding ways to monetise its audience without driving people away on price.

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Is Netflix under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Netflix P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA.

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 45x. In other words, Netflix's shares trade at around 45x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United States stock markets on average as of November 09, 2023 (20.44). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

However, Netflix's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the industry or those of similar companies.

Netflix's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7203. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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.

However, it's sensible to consider Netflix's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Netflix's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $8.2 billion (£6.4 billion).

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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