Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Given “Buy” Rating at Cantor Fitzgerald

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, September 1st. They currently have a $1,150.00 price target on the e-commerce giant’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 16.54% from the stock’s previous close.

AMZN has been the topic of a number of other research reports. MKM Partners restated a “buy” rating and issued a $1,095.00 price target (up previously from $995.00) on shares of Amazon.com in a research report on Monday, May 8th. Instinet restated a “buy” rating on shares of Amazon.com in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub cut Amazon.com from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. began coverage on Amazon.com in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $1,220.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, JMP Securities reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $1,125.00 price objective on shares of Amazon.com in a research note on Friday, August 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, forty-six have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $1,096.67.

Shares of Amazon.com (AMZN) opened at 986.79 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $474.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 250.96 and a beta of 1.47. Amazon.com has a one year low of $710.10 and a one year high of $1,083.31. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $975.62 and a 200 day moving average of $949.38.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The e-commerce giant reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.40 by ($1.00). The firm had revenue of $37.96 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.18 billion. Amazon.com had a return on equity of 9.38% and a net margin of 1.28%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 24.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.78 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Amazon.com will post $3.89 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other Amazon.com news, CEO Jeffrey A. Wilke sold 710 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $987.39, for a total transaction of $701,046.90. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,873,900. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Brian T. Olsavsky sold 2,334 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $988.90, for a total value of $2,308,092.60. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 1,748 shares in the company, valued at $1,728,597.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 9,793 shares of company stock worth $9,574,377 over the last quarter. 17.70% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in Amazon.com by 2.9% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 26,863,386 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock valued at $26,003,758,000 after acquiring an additional 764,115 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in Amazon.com by 2.4% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 23,925,821 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock valued at $23,160,193,000 after acquiring an additional 554,990 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its holdings in Amazon.com by 1.1% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 16,544,538 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock valued at $14,667,392,000 after acquiring an additional 186,756 shares during the period. Capital Research Global Investors raised its holdings in Amazon.com by 0.4% during the second quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 10,711,772 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock valued at $10,368,995,000 after acquiring an additional 40,068 shares during the period. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in Amazon.com by 1.7% during the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 2,828,302 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock valued at $2,737,796,000 after acquiring an additional 46,800 shares during the period. 60.80% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Amazon.com Company Profile

Amazon.com, Inc offers a range of products and services through its Websites. The Company operates through three segments: North America, International and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Company’s products include merchandise and content that it purchases for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers.

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