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Netflix shares surge on subscriber growth

Netflix shares surge on subscriber growth

Netflix finished off 2014 with better-than-expected subscriber growth as the streaming giant gained users outside the U.S.

The company on Tuesday said it added a total of 4.33 million users in the U.S. and internationally in the three months that ended Dec. 31, compared with the 4 million the company had previously forecast.

That growth number was welcome news to investors. The stock rose about 16% to more than $400 a share after the earnings release, which came out after the close of trading. Its global subscriber count stands at more than 57 million.

But Netflix isn't adding U.S. customers as fast as it used to. About 1.9 million Americans signed up for the streaming...

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