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Analyst Activity - Loop Capital Reiterates Buy on Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN)

20 May 2017, 02:34 | Austin Hogan

Benchmark "Reiterates" Amazon.Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) in a research note issued to investors on 4/28/17 to Buy with price target of $1150. Nomura set a $950.00 target price on shares of Amazon.com and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, January 31st. They issued an "overweight" rating and a $1,120.00 price target for the company. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued an "outperform" rating and issued a $1,200.00 price objective (up previously from $900.00) on shares of Amazon.com in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and forty-six have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides whether their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold". (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were sold by ALBERG TOM A. Reynolds Shelley also sold $521,627 worth of Amazon.com, Inc. The stock has been upbeat for quite some time as is up 3.60% for the last 20 trading days, and now the firm's performance is turning out to be bearish with a -0.41% fall for the week.

Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) 52-week high price stands at $970.06 and low price stands at $682.12, its price distance from 52-week high is -1.19% while its distance from 52-week low price is 40.52%. The company's 50 day moving average is $923.02 and its 200-day moving average is $834.46. The relative volume of the stock is 1.21, while its market cap is $451.59 Billion.

(NASDAQ:AMZN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th.

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Maximum and minimum EPS estimate for the current quarter is projected at $2.25 and $1.04, respectively, according to 37 analysts. Amazon.com had a net margin of 1.74% and a return on equity of 13.87%. The company had revenue of $35.71 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $35.31 billion. This year company's Earnings per Share (EPS) growth is 7.60% and next year's estimated EPS growth is 10.71%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 22.6% compared to the same quarter previous year. Equities research analysts predict that Amazon.com will post $6.66 EPS for the current year. If you are reading this news story on another website, it was stolen and reposted in violation of global copyright laws. The original version of this piece of content can be read at https://sportsperspectives.com/2017/05/19/amazon-coms-amzn-buy-rating-reaffirmed-at-loop-capital.html. Also, CEO Jeffrey A. Wilke sold 2,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $952.80, for a total value of $700,308.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 80,857,196 shares in the company, valued at approximately $76,065,598,565.04. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

On 2/21/2017 David Zapolsky, Insider, sold 503 with an average share price of $850.00 per share and the total transaction amounting to $427,550.00. Adams Express Company sold 21,800 shares as Dover Corp (DOV)'s stock 0.00%. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 1,005,003 shares of company stock worth $945,376,467. M&R Capital Mngmt Incorporated invested 0% of its portfolio in J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP).

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in AMZN. Round Table Services LLC increased its stake in Amazon.com by 86.0% in the third quarter. Bartlett & Co. LLC now owns 120 shares of the e-commerce giant's stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 8 shares during the last quarter. Shikiar Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in Amazon.com by 1.8% in the third quarter. The stock exchanged hands 3.9 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 3.23 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $458.13 Billion. Asset Advisors Corp now owns 3,820 shares of the e-commerce giant's stock valued at $3,199,000 after buying an additional 525 shares during the last quarter. Baltimore Washington Financial Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Amazon.com during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $23,951,000. Empirical Finance LLC bought a new stake in shares of Amazon.com during the fourth quarter worth $152,000. Cable Hill Partners LLC now owns 205 shares of the e-commerce giant's stock valued at $173,000 after buying an additional 88 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 65.08% of the company's stock.



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