Looking Ahead With Netflix, Ford, and Baidu

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On today's edition of MarketFoolery, the daily podcast from The Motley Fool, we discuss the following topics:

  • Shares of Netflix (NAS: NFLX) were down even though quarterly profits increased by more than 50%. How much will the company's recent rate increase affect subscriber numbers this fall? And other than subscriber growth, what metrics are most crucial to Netflix's success?
  • Chinese search-engine company Baidu (NAS: BIDU) nearly doubled its quarterly earnings. How much has Google's (NAS: GOOG) exit from China helped Baidu? Moreover, what's the next big opportunity for Baidu? Our analysts weigh in.
  • Quarterly operating profit for Ford (NYS: F) fell in every region except North America. So what region is most crucial to Ford's growth strategy? And with General Motors (NYS: GM) dominating Ford in China, what does Ford need to do to grow sales in the world's biggest market?

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At the time this article was published Chris HillhasThe Motley Fool's new mobile appbut no shares of any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ford and Google.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of General Motors, Ford, Baidu, Netflix, and Google and buying puts in Netflix. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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