Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Investment analysts at Truist Financial boosted their FY2022 EPS estimates for Amazon.com in a report issued on Thursday, February 3rd. Truist Financial analyst Y. Squali now expects that the e-commerce giant will earn $50.16 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $48.42. Truist Financial has a “Buy” rating and a $4,000.00 price objective on the stock. Truist Financial also issued estimates for Amazon.com’s FY2024 earnings at $135.33 EPS, FY2025 earnings at $190.66 EPS and FY2026 earnings at $250.93 EPS.
A number of other research analysts have also issued reports on the company. Guggenheim assumed coverage on Amazon.com in a report on Tuesday, November 23rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $4,300.00 target price for the company. Credit Suisse Group lifted their target price on Amazon.com from $4,000.00 to $4,100.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, February 4th. UBS Group lifted their target price on Amazon.com from $4,550.00 to $4,625.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 4th. Evercore ISI assumed coverage on Amazon.com in a report on Tuesday, December 21st. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on Amazon.com from $4,000.00 to $4,200.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and thirty-eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat, the company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $4,191.56.
AMZN opened at $3,228.27 on Monday. Amazon.com has a 52 week low of $2,707.04 and a 52 week high of $3,773.08. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $3,247.78 and a 200-day simple moving average of $3,352.64. The firm has a market cap of $1.64 trillion, a P/E ratio of 49.83, a P/E/G ratio of 2.60 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a quick ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 3rd. The e-commerce giant reported $27.75 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $3.57 by $24.18. Amazon.com had a return on equity of 29.55% and a net margin of 7.10%. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $14.09 earnings per share.
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In other Amazon.com news, SVP David Zapolsky sold 139 shares of Amazon.com stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3,564.72, for a total value of $495,496.08. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Adam Selipsky sold 34 shares of Amazon.com stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $3,460.00, for a total value of $117,640.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 3,580 shares of company stock worth $12,761,069 in the last ninety days. 14.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. South Dakota Investment Council boosted its stake in shares of Amazon.com by 33.9% during the 4th quarter. South Dakota Investment Council now owns 36,953 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock worth $123,214,000 after acquiring an additional 9,346 shares in the last quarter. West Bancorporation Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Amazon.com during the 4th quarter worth approximately $707,000. Advisory Resource Group boosted its stake in shares of Amazon.com by 10.2% during the 4th quarter. Advisory Resource Group now owns 314 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock worth $939,000 after acquiring an additional 29 shares in the last quarter. Primoris Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Amazon.com during the 4th quarter worth approximately $2,178,000. Finally, Lauterbach Financial Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Amazon.com during the 4th quarter worth approximately $403,000. 56.96% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Amazon.com, Inc engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following business segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca.
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