What did the Stock Advisor team see in Netflix back in 2004?
Back in 2004, the Red Sox had finally broken their curse and won their first World Series in 86 years.
And Netflix was struggling.
Its stock had been knocked down nearly 25% in short order, and there were serious questions about the video-by-mail company’s outlook due to an uncertain competitive landscape and potential managerial missteps.
So it only makes sense that Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner recommended that members of his Stock Advisor service buy the stock.
“I am a Netflix believer,” he wrote to readers in December 2004. “I think this is one cheap stock at $11, backed by a great management team that’s going to create value for us going forward…. It remains first and best in a growing industry, creates convenience for millions of consumers, and is led by visionary management that markets aggressively.”
That December 2004 pick is now up more than 21,529%, and subsequent re-recommendations of Netflix have all made serious money for members who followed the advice.
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