Netflix Stock Is Soaring

Shares of Netflix surged more than 13 percent in after-hours trading on Tuesday, after the company reported subscriber growth that topped its own forecasts.

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The world’s biggest subscription streaming service added 4.33 million new members in the three months that ended in December. Netflix had forecast it would add 4 million members in the quarter.

Netflix’s quarter, which the company said set a record for subscriber growth, comes after a volatile few months for the company’s stock. Shares of Netflix fell 19 percent on one day in October after the company reported slower-than-expected subscriber growth.

Netflix added 1.9 million members in the U.S. and 2.43 million members outside of the U.S., bringing total membership to 57.4 million. The service has been expanding aggressively overseas in recent years, and is now available in nearly 50 countries. It’s expected to launch in Australia and New Zealand later this quarter.

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