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Amazon.com Inc (AMZN) is a leading internet retail business based in the US. It opened the day at $3,488.24 after a previous close of $3,488.24. During the day the price has varied from a low of $3,452.13 to a high of $3,497.41. The latest price was $3,462.52 (25 minute delay). Amazon is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 1,335,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$2,871.00 - $3,773.08|
|50-day moving average||$3,374.03|
|200-day moving average||$3,336.29|
|Wall St. target price||$4,154.33|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$57.40|
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Amazon is expected to report earnings in November. Here’s a look at recent results for this closely watched number.
|Next earnings report||Analysts’ Q3 earnings per share estimate||Latest earnings||Q2 2021||Q1 2021||Q4 2020||Q3 2020|
|Nov. 1, 2021|
|$9.01||$7.78 billion||$7.78 billion||$8.11 billion||$7.22 billion||$6.33 billion|
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|1 week (2021-09-10)||-0.19%|
|1 month (2021-08-18)||-7.21%|
|3 months (2021-06-18)||-0.70%|
|6 months (2021-03-18)||14.35%|
|1 year (2020-09-18)||17.18%|
|2 years (2019-09-18)||90.51%|
|3 years (2018-09-18)||78.38%|
|5 years (2016-09-16)||344.76%|
Valuing Amazon stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Amazon's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Amazon's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 60x. In other words, Amazon shares trade at around 60x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Amazon's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4996. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Amazon's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Amazon's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $59.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Amazon's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$443.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.69%|
|Gross profit TTM||$152.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.99%|
|Return on equity TTM||31.23%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.8 trillion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 4.9 million Amazon shares held short by investors – that's known as Amazon's "short interest". This figure is 3.5% down from 5.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Amazon shares can be evaluated.
Amazon's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Amazon shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Amazon shares traded daily (recently around 2.9 million). Amazon's SIR currently stands at 1.72. In other words for every 100,000 Amazon shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1720 shares are currently held short.
However Amazon's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Amazon shares, or, against the total number of tradable Amazon shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Amazon's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Amazon shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0108% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Amazon shares, roughly 11 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Amazon.
Find out more about how you can short Amazon stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Amazon.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 33.42
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Amazon's overall score of 33.42 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 52nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Amazon is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 10.63/100
Amazon's environmental score of 10.63 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Amazon is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 18.52/100
Amazon's social score of 18.52 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Amazon is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 12.78/100
Amazon's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Amazon is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Amazon scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Amazon hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||33.42|
|Total ESG percentile||52.16|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||3|
We're not expecting Amazon to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Amazon's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 September 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Amazon shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Amazon shares which in turn could have impacted Amazon's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Amazon's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2871 up to $3773.0801. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Amazon's is 1.1436. This would suggest that Amazon's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Amazon. com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products and subscriptions in North America and internationally. The company operates through three segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). It sells merchandise and content purchased for resale from third-party sellers through physical and online stores. The company also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TVs, Rings, and Echo and other devices; provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online service that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store; and develops and produces media content. In addition, it offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products on its websites, as well as its stores; and programs that allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, skill and app developers, and others to publish and sell content.
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