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Netflix Horror Show: The Real Reason Shares Plunged 17%

Published: Tuesday, April 24 2012 10:25 a.m. MDT

This Jan. 29, 2010, photo, shows the company logo and view of Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif. (Associated Press) This Jan. 29, 2010, photo, shows the company logo and view of Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif. (Associated Press)

As a purely financial matter, Netflix's quarterly report should not have precipitated the absolute shellacking that the company's stock suffered after-hours Monday, wiping out about $1 billion in shareholder equity. The company's loss wasn’t as bad as Wall Street expected, and while its second quarter projections were light, they were only just so. That’s why I think Netflix’s 16% after-hours swoon is really being driven by emotional factors, as increasingly nervous shareholders seem to be losing patience with the company’s stalling growth and rocky transition from DVD rentals to video streaming.

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