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5 Reasons Netflix's Troubles Might Not Be Over


NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Netflix (NFLX - Get Report) has seemed like an unstoppable force for much of the past 10 years, an immovable object destroying everything in its path.

Until Wednesday. Netflix's third-quarter user growth lagged estimates, prompting the market to punish the streaming platform for the transgression. Skeptics insist that the stock is wildly inflated. A good argument can be made that there's more pain to come.

Given Netflix's streak over the past few years, including 34 Emmy nominations this year for its original content, and mainstream followings for House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, it's tempting to assume that the good times will never end.

However, Netflix face some serious risks. Here are five that could cripple the company, and the stock:

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  1. Content costs. If your business is based on content and content costs keep rising that's no small issue. Case in point: Netflix recently opted out of renewing a deal with Epix, which meant losing such films as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and World War Z, among others."Good for...