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Netflix Falls 5%: How Do Other Paid Content Providers Compare?


Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) closed down 5 percent on Monday.

Despite having last reported disappointing subscription growth figures, most analysts see Netflix's stock going up. In early December, UBS initiated coverage on the stock with a Neutral rating and a $370 price target.

Stifel Nicolaus recently downgraded the stock from Buy to Hold. However, the firm also sees upside potential left, as its price target stands at $425.

Digital Pay TV Peers

Digital pay TV providers are the subject of much discussion among analysts. While some see them are decaying, others see them adapting to the new circumstances.

Over the second half of 2014, not one major Wall Street research firm recommended buying DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) -- most ratings were Holds or Neutral. Most recently, Citigroup reiterated its Neutral rating, accompanied by an $86 price target. The stock closed Monday at $85.61, down 1.22 percent.

Opinions regarding DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ: DISH) are more divided. On December 18, Jefferies reiterated its Buy rating, accompanied by a $100 price target. Barclays and Wunderlich downgraded the stock earlier that month, recommending to Underweight and Sell, respectively, and setting corresponding price targets of $64 and $67.

The stock closed at $70.44, down 2.5 percent.

CNBC’s Jim Cramer is also bullish on the stock, which he endorsed on his program in mid-December.

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