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Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:55 pm
by winston
not vested

Amazon is a creation of bubble finance

by David Stockman

Source: Bubble Finance Trader

http://thecrux.com/amazon-is-a-creation ... e-finance/

Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:52 am
by winston
Amazon, Inc. (AMZN) Stock Could Soon Suffer From Too Many Irons in the Fire

AMZN is trying too many new things at once. Shares may fall when some of these new initiatives go sour.

By Ian Bezek

Source: Investor Place

http://investorplace.com/2017/07/amazon ... XU9nIh96M8

Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:17 pm
by winston
Warning: These 3 Things Should Worry Amazon (AMZN) Shareholders Right Now

by James Brumley

1. Bumping Into Antitrust Headwinds
2. Taking on Too Many Projects
3. Forcing Other Companies Into Alliances


Source: Investor Place

http://dailytradealert.com/2017/07/26/w ... right-now/

Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:03 am
by winston
not vested

Amazon profit slumps 77 percent as costs surge, shares fall

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) reported on Thursday a 77 percent slump in quarterly income and forecast a potential operating loss in the current quarter, as the company invests heavily in video content and in fast-growing economies such as India.

The company's shares, already up nearly 41 percent this year, were down 3 percent at $1,014.75 in after-hours trading.

The world's largest online retailer forecast an operating income of $300 million to a loss of $400 million for the current quarter. Analysts had expected operating income in the third quarter of $931 million, according to FactSet StreetAccount.

The news appeared to be an old refrain on Wall Street: While Amazon consistently posts blockbuster sales growth, its profit has often not kept pace due to thin retail margins and high investment to expand the company's already vast reach in the U.S. economy.

From its origins as an online bookseller, Amazon has jumped into areas that historically had barriers to e-commerce, from apparel to appliances. The spectre of Amazon's disruption now hangs over a dizzying array of industries.

Yet this has come at a cost. Amazon said operating expenses rose 28.2 percent to $37.33 billion in the second quarter ended June 30.

"Every category of operating expense was up," said Michael Pachter, analyst at Wedbush Securities, citing higher marketing, content and fulfilment costs.

Amazon Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky said on a call with reporters, "Our video content spend will continue to grow, both sequentially and quarter over quarter," adding that this would help encourage shoppers to sign up for Amazon's shopping club Prime.

The club, which offers fast shipping and video streaming for $99 per year in the United States, encourages shoppers to buy more goods, more often.

Olsavsky declined to discuss detail of the company's strategy for upscale grocer Whole Foods Market Inc (WFM.O), which Amazon said last month it planned to buy for $13.7 billion.

However, he said, "We really think it will be a big boost for us as we expand our grocery and consumables offering."

Amazon said net income fell to $197 million, or 40 cents per share, from $857 million, or $1.78 per share, a year earlier.

Net sales rose 24.8 percent to $37.96 billion.

Analysts had expected a profit of $1.42 per share and revenue of $37.18 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Source: Reuters

Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:07 am
by winston
not vested

All the companies in Jeff Bezos’s empire, in one (large) chart

Source: MarketWatch

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/its-no ... yptr=yahoo

Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:18 pm
by behappyalways
(If I remember correctly, Amazon's PE ratio is over 100. Is that a sign of overvalued market?)

Amazon profits are sharply lower as it invests overseas
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40748097

Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:11 pm
by winston
behappyalways wrote:(If I remember correctly, Amazon's PE ratio is over 100. Is that a sign of overvalued market?)


It was 180 before the earnings yesterday. And since results were down significantly, it's probably about 250 now (?)

Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:11 pm
by winston
behappyalways wrote:(If I remember correctly, Amazon's PE ratio is over 100. Is that a sign of overvalued market?)


It was 180 before the earnings yesterday. And since results were down significantly, it's probably about 250 now (?)

Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:47 pm
by winston
Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Stock Looks Vulnerable and Plump

Is the post-earnings selloff and partial recovery in AMZN stock a sign that shares are bulletproof ... or about to get more volatile?

By Chris Lau

Source: Investor Place

http://investorplace.com/2017/07/amazon ... XwR-oh96M8

Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:47 pm
by winston
Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Stock Looks Vulnerable and Plump

Is the post-earnings selloff and partial recovery in AMZN stock a sign that shares are bulletproof ... or about to get more volatile?

By Chris Lau

Source: Investor Place

http://investorplace.com/2017/07/amazon ... XwR-oh96M8