Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

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Postby winston » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:30 pm

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3 Things Trump COULD Actually Do to Hurt Amazon.com, Inc. Stock

Amazon stock isn't necessarily safe from Trump

By JAMES BRUMLEY

1. Imposing new tariffs
2. Upping privacy laws, options
3. Pointing out actual cash flow

Trump could press for changing how certain purchases are expensed and not let Amazon move these investments around on their accounting statements.


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Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

Postby winston » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:52 am

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Stocks Hedge Funds Are Buying: Amazon (AMZN)

This one probably is not a surprise, either. Not when Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is one of just four U.S. companies with a market capitalization north of $700 billion.

Recent data indicate that Amazon, the largest consumer discretionary company in the U.S., is a top 10 holding at 80 hedge funds, more than any other stock.

Although shares of Amazon are up 60.5% over the past year, analysts are exceedingly bullish on the stock.

The average analyst price target on the stock is around $1,670, implying significant upside potential from recent closes around $1,440.At least two analysts have $2,000 price targets on Amazon.

Amazon is mostly known as a retailer, but much of the long-term allure comes from its cloud computing business, Amazon Web Services (AWS). That could be a $60 billion unit in just a few years.

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Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

Postby winston » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:10 pm

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Best Stocks to Buy for the Next Decade: Amazon (AMZN)

Not only is Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) CEO and founder Jeff Bezos a great chief executive, but Amazon has its hands in so many pies — including a very profitable cloud business that generates almost $1 billion in annual operating income — that it’s hard to fathom just how big Amazon could be a decade from now.

While Amazon’s AWS cloud business is a big deal, Amazon Prime is the service that delivers the goods when it comes to building the foundation for AMZN stock. More than 100 million people subscribe to Amazon Prime at $99 per year.

It’s not the $9.9 billion in annual subscription revenue that matters, but the amount each of those subscribers spends on other Amazon products.

Statistics show that 76% of Amazon Prime members spend more than they did before paying the annual $99 fee.

That’s what you call “pulling power,” and it’s a big reason why AMZN stock will be a winner for the long haul.

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Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

Postby winston » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:56 pm

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Stocks to Sell Now: Amazon (AMZN)

Buy the Turbulence in Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Stock… If It Occurs

As I’ve pointed out in the past, President Donald Trump strongly dislikes Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Not only does Trump loathe Amazon because of the political damage that The Washington Post (owned by Bezos) has done to him, but it’s become clear that the president is also very disturbed by the damage that Amazon is doing to the owners of America’s other large retail businesses.

Although I previously predicted that Trump would not be able to impact Amazon by charging it more to use the postal service or by denying it a multi-billion dollar Pentagon cloud contract, there are signs that he’s working against the company on both fronts.

The president recently met with the co-CEO of Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) which is competing with Amazon for the Pentagon deal, and Trump appointed a task force to study the post office’s operations.

Meanwhile, Credit Suisse recently estimated that the Post Office could force Amazon to cough up an additional $1.8 billion per year — by raising its rates 15-20%. That’s not exactly pocket change, even for Amazon. The fact that Trump is taking the time to work on these projects suggests that I may have been wrong about his ability to harm Amazon.

Furthermore, he can still influence the outcome of the FTC and Iran sanctions investigations against the company that I referenced in my previous column. Finally, other major companies may not want to alienate the president by signing major cloud deals with Amazon going forward.

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Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

Postby winston » Wed May 02, 2018 9:28 pm

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Stocks to Buy: Amazon (AMZN)

Year-to-date Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has already soared by 56%. But even with shares at $1,176, we can see that the Street still sees AMZN spiking over 11% to $1,311. In fact, in the last three months this stock has received an eyebrow-raising 33 buy ratings vs. just one hold rating.

The most recent rating comes from top RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney. He has just carried out a survey on Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant Alexa. And he likes what he sees.

“Following our third annual Alexa survey, we are more impressed with the traction of these devices and more convinced of their potential long-term impact. With tens of millions of users and 20K+ skills, we see Alexa’s value prop as becoming increasingly powerful as awareness and ownership ramp. We think AMZN could see $10-$11B in Alexa-related Rev by 2020.”

In fact, recent reports suggest Alexa made a popular holiday gift. On Christmas Day, Amazon’s Alexa app took the No. 1 spots on both the U.S. Google Play and iPhone App Stores’ free app charts.

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Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

Postby winston » Tue May 08, 2018 2:17 pm

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Last quarter’s revenue was up 43% year-over-year, driving more than a doubling of net income, largely on the heels of Amazon Web Services’ smashing success.

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Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

Postby winston » Sat May 19, 2018 5:22 pm

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Jeff Bezos Dropped a Major Hint About Amazon’s Future, and Everyone Missed It

Amazon began offering hourly employees with 12 months’ work under their belts up to $12,000 in prepaid tuition to pursue certain college degrees.’

This initiative – called Career Choice – has since benefitted more than 16,000 Amazon associates, Bezos revealed last month.

And it gave workers the opportunity to pursue degrees in one of 40 fields, including:
1. Nursing
2. Aircraft mechanics
3. Dental hygiene
4. Medical Laboratory Science

Note that these four fields are not sectors in which Amazon is currently invested.

It also allows Bezos to create and groom his own expert workforce in sectors his company hasn’t yet disrupted.


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Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

Postby winston » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:03 am

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#1. Amazon
Price target: $2,075
Upside potential: 15%

Analyst commentary: "Core retail appears only "OK" for Q2, but potential for "other" (advertising) & Amazon Web Services upside; In addition to the massive new addressable markets that Amazon (AMZN) is attacking (>$1 trillion new TAM - grocery, pharma, gaming, etc.), the ad business may double in 2018."

TheStreet's quick take: "The thing that we feel is that Amazon is an advertising company, Amazon is a web services company, meaning that it's a data center, and Amazon's a retailer, maybe the greatest retailer ever".

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Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

Postby winston » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:43 pm

THE POWER OF A 'GAME CHANGER' AT WORK

Today, we're checking in on a company that's changing the way people shop...

E-commerce quickly revolutionized the retail sector. This game-changing trend has made buying and selling goods more convenient than ever. Today, we're looking at the big winner of this shift – the go-to name in online shopping...

Once e-commerce giant Amazon (AMZN) took the lead in online retail, it never looked back. The company began as an online bookseller, but it now offers a wide variety of goods – clothing, kitchen items, electronics, and more. This wide reach helped push Amazon ahead of the pack...

Last year, Amazon sales accounted for 44% of all e-commerce sales in the U.S. – about $178 billion in e-commerce revenues. It amounted to almost 4% of total U.S. retail sales for the year.

As you can see below, AMZN shares are in a long-term uptrend. The stock more than tripled over the past three years alone, and it recently hit a fresh all-time high. It's a great example of what can happen when you invest in industry game changers...

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Re: Amazon (AMZN) / Jeff Bezos

Postby winston » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:31 pm

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Overvalued Tech Stocks to Sell: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)

Forget $1 Trillion, AMZN Will Hit $2 Trillion by This Date

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is one of the better-known overvalued tech stocks (or better known stocks, period). Thus far, however, I have personally been incorrect on AMZN as its march higher continues.

To be sure, Amazon has made and profited from visionary decisions. The vision began with the decision to sell books online in the mid-1990s. It has continued with initiatives such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) as cloud computing began to take off. Today, AWS drives the majority of its profits.

The forward P/E stands at about 110. Since analysts estimate a profit growth rate of 279.6% this year, investors may overlook the triple-digit P/E for now. However, over the next five years, the same analysts estimate average annual profit growth at 45.9%.

Such a P/E appears difficult to justify at the slowing growth rate. Investors should also bear in mind that an economic slowdown could quickly bring down that estimate.

Moreover, valuations have taken AMZN’s market cap close to $920 billion, making it the world’s second-largest company. The world’s largest company, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), is expected to earn about seven times as much in net income this year.

I expect Amazon to remain a strong competitor in both retail and the cloud for decades to come. However, investors can earn high returns in other stocks with much less risk. Given this valuation, I would recommend staying away.

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