Analysts: Netflix’s Growth Opportunities and 3 More Research Notes to Check Out

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX): RW Baird upgraded Netflix to Outperform from Neutral due to increased comfort with risk and strong secular growth opportunities; the firm believes original programming is a sustainable differentiation and that the company’s international opportunities are under-appreciated; the firm has raised the price target on Netflix shares to $420 from $383.

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Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE:ABX): Deutsche Bank says Barrick Gold’s $3 billion equity raise is larger than expected but the firm also believes the move, along with the Pascua Lama halt, will significantly improve the company’s balance sheet; the firm lowered its price target for shares to $28 from $30 and keeps a Buy rating on Barrick Gold stock.

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MasterCard Inc. (NYSE:MA): Citigroup raised its price target for MasterCard to $835 from $710, citing the company’s strong third-quarter results, and reiterates a Buy rating on MasterCard stock.

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Halliburton Co. (NYSE:HAL): RBC Capital says shares of Halliburton should be bought ahead of the company’s analyst day, as the firm expects Halliburton’s stock to react positively and anticipates that the company will report a positive outlook on margins; the firm keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.

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