How to buy Amazon stock
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- Open an account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
- Fund your account. Deposit funds unto your account by linking your banking information or transfer funds from another trading account.
- Search for the stock name – AMZN. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol.
- Buy the stock. Place your order. It's that simple.
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- Amazon performance over time
- Is Amazon suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Amazon shares over-valued?
- Amazon's financials
- How volatile are Amazon shares?
- Does Amazon pay a dividend?
- Have Amazon shares ever split?
- Other common questions
What is Amazon?
Led by business magnate Jeff Bezos, Amazon (AMZN) is a global retail giant and one of the five biggest listed companies in the United States by market capitalization. It's best known globally for its Amazon marketplace and video-streaming service, Amazon Prime. Besides its cloud computing branch, Amazon Web Services, Amazon also manufactures and sells electronic devices such as the Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TVs and the Echo.Use our graph to track the performance of stocks over time.
Amazon shares at a glance
|52-week range||$81.43 - $149.26|
|50-day moving average||$134.94|
|200-day moving average||$122.44|
|Wall St. target price||$173.56|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.91|
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Is it a good time to buy Amazon stock?
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Amazon price performance over time
|1 week (2023-12-01)||-0.10%|
|1 month (2023-11-08)||3.38%|
|3 months (2023-09-08)||6.26%|
|6 months (2023-06-08)||18.21%|
|1 year (2022-12-08)||62.57%|
|2 years (2021-12-08)||-95.83%|
|3 years (2020-12-08)||3177.29|
|5 years (2018-12-07)||1629.13|
|Revenue TTM||$554 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.82%|
|Gross profit TTM||$225.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.61%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.53%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.5 trillion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
We're not expecting to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Amazon share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Amazon's shares have ranged in value from as little as $81.43 up to $149.26. 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 1.17. 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 through online and physical stores in North America and internationally. It operates through three segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company's products offered through its stores include merchandise and content purchased for resale; and products offered by third-party sellers. It also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TVs, Rings, Blink, eero, and Echo; and develops and produces media content. In addition, the company offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products in its stores; and programs that allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, Twitch streamers, skill and app developers, and others to publish and sell content.
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