How Many Streaming Stocks Can Consumers Sustain?

| July 18, 2019

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Netflix's (NFLX) position in the new landscape of cord cutting raises one key question: Is there enough demand to sustain so many players? The company is feeling the weight of encroaching competition from the likes of Disney (DIS) , AT&T (T) , Amazon (AMZN) , and others as well as potential aggregation aims of Apple (AAPL)  , adding to the stock's decline provoked by sliding subscriber numbers in its latest earnings report. CEO Reed Hastings has remained confident that the company can indeed produce content capable of keeping subscribers aboard. "There's a real battle for who will pay for content around the world," he acknowledged. "But it's not a zero-sum competition. I think everybody gets that. People will subscribe to multiple shows."

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