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Analyst wrap: Wall Street analysts love Netflix’s price increase | CNBC

Netflix announced Tuesday it is raising prices on customers for the fourth time in its history.

Shares took off after the company said the increase will take effect right away, with the price jump expected to be between 13 and 18 percent.

The stock rose to near its high of the day as Wall Street analysts largely cheered the move in notes to clients, saying it showed confidence from management in the company’s upcoming content releases.

Stifel analyst Scott Devitt headlined with, “Pricing Wind Beneath its Wings.” He said the increase puts the service about in line with HBO Now and Hulu’s premium service and that the company will be able to “continue its recent pace of domestic price increases every 16-18 months.”

Goldman Sachs analyst Heath Terry hiked his price target to $420 from $400.

Here’s what some of the major analysts have said so far:

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Here’s what major Wall Street analysts think of the Netflix price increase

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