Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was upgraded by stock analysts at Vetr from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report issued on Thursday. The consensus recommendation by Thomson Reuters analysts is Outperform and their mean rating for the stock is 2.30 on scale of 1-5. Vetr's target price points to a potential upside of 4.15% from the stock's previous close.
Several analysts recently commented on AMZN shares. JMP Securities reaffirmed a "positive" rating on shares of Amazon.com in a research note on Friday, February 3rd. Citigroup Inc cut their price objective on shares of Amazon.com from $965.00 to $960.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a research note on Monday, November 28th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $1,010.00 price target on shares of Amazon.com in a research report on Thursday, December 29th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $1,000.00 price objective on shares of Amazon.com in a research note on Saturday, December 10th. The consensus target price is $802.92 with 13 firms rating the stock a strong buy, 28 firms rating the stock a buy, 4 firms rating the stock a hold, 0 firms rating the stock a underperform, and finally 0 firms rating the stock a sell. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $939.36. Amazon.com, Inc. stock trades in the range of $847.11 to $854.45 before the earnings release. Its 52-week High Value is $860.86 while its 52-week Low value is $538.58.
On 9/22/2016 Andrew R Jassy, CEO, sold 14,000 with an average share price of $800.00 per share and the total transaction amounting to $11,200,000.00. This company shares are 10.42% off its target price of $942.32 and the current market capitalization stands at $407.48B. The e-commerce giant is still rated at Overweight by Pac Crest. The company earned $43.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $44.66 billion. The current share price indicate that stock is 1.57% away from its one year high and is moving 36.01% ahead of its 52-week low. The business's revenue was up 22.4% compared to the same quarter past year. (AMZN) managed to surpass quarterly earnings per share estimates in 8 of the trailing twelve fiscal quarters, and has a positive trend with an average surprise of 66%. Also, Director Tom A. Alberg sold 590 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $850.00, for a total value of $501,500.00. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Price T Rowe Associates Inc /Md/, which owns 20,919,431 shares of the stock are valued at $17.84 billion. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.
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In other news, insider David Zapolsky sold 503 shares of Amazon.com stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 21st. Following the sale, the insider now owns 2,523 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,144,550. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 65.08% of the company's stock. Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank raised its stake in Amazon.com by 0.6% in the third quarter. Asset Management One Co. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Amazon.com by 0.4% in the third quarter. Israel Discount Bank of New York GFN purchased a new position in Amazon.com during the fourth quarter worth about $212,000. Affinity Wealth Management now owns 578 shares of the e-commerce giant's stock worth $484,000 after buying an additional 3 shares in the last quarter. CAM Group Holding A S bought a new stake in Amazon.com during the third quarter worth about $244,252,000. Finally, Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc. acquired a new position in Amazon.com during the fourth quarter worth $335,571,000.