Shares in online video rental service Netflix Inc have gotten too expensive and are poised to drop amid battles with Hollywood studios over licensing fees, Barron's said in its latest issue.

Investors have also been concerned by the departure of the company's chief financial officer and substantial insider selling in recent months, the financial weekly said.

But Barron's, in its Dec 24 issue, suggested the stock could have a built-in floor -- the potential that a big tech firm could buy the company.

Netflix shares last closed at $184.58. The stock is up 235 percent this year.

(Reporting by Ben Berkowitz; editing by Gunna Dickson)