Why Netflix Surged This Week

This has been a great week for Netflix shareholders, with the stock up 5.5%, upon news that the company had signed a deal with Disney to give Netflix exclusive rights to providing Disney movies, including ones just recently out of theaters. In this video, Motley Fool analyst John Reeves tells us what great news this is for Netflix, just as the competition is heating up from places like Amazon with its Amazon Prime service, and even Apple . Reeves still says Netflix is the best streaming service out there, and hopes to see more of these deals for the company in the future to bolster its moat a bit.

The precipitous drop in Netflix shares since the summer of 2011 has caused many shareholders to lose hope. While the company's first-mover status is often viewed as a competitive advantage, the opportunities in streaming media have brought some new, deep-pocketed rivals looking for their piece of a growing pie. Can Netflix fend off this burgeoning competition, and will its international growth aspirations really pay off? These are must-know issues for investors, which is why we've released a brand-new premium report on Netflix. Inside, you'll learn about the key opportunities and risks facing the company, as well as reasons to buy or sell the stock. We're also offering a full year of updates as key news hits, so make sure to click here and claim a copy today.

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