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How to buy Amazon (AMZN) stocks in Canada
Amazon stock has moved 0.87% from yesterday's closing price. Learn how to easily invest in Amazon stock.
Amazon (AMZN) is a leading internet retail business based in the US. It opened the day at $2817.21 after a previous close of $2792.75. During the day the price has varied from a low of $2758.585 to a high of $2826.68. The latest price was $2816.96 (25 minute delay). Amazon is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 1,468,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Amazon
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – AMZN – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Amazon?
- Has coronavirus impacted Amazon shares?
- Amazon shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Amazon stock a buy or sell?
- 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
Amazon stock price (NASDAQ:AMZN)Use our graph to track the performance of AMZN stocks over time.
Amazon shares at a glance
|52-week range||$2,841.41 - $3,773.08|
|50-day moving average||$3,424.26|
|200-day moving average||$3,394.16|
|Wall St. target price||$4,108.80|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$51.10|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Amazon stock?
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Amazon price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-17)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-12-27)||-16.99%|
|3 months (2021-10-27)||-16.96%|
|6 months (2021-07-28)||-22.40%|
|1 year (2021-01-28)||-12.99%|
|2 years (2020-01-28)||52.00%|
|3 years (2019-01-28)||71.99%|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||237.05%|
Is Amazon under- or over-valued?
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 P/E ratio
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 61x. In other words, Amazon shares trade at around 61x 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 PEG ratio
Amazon's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0506. 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 $60.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Amazon's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$458 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.18%|
|Gross profit TTM||$152.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.32%|
|Return on equity TTM||25.83%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.6 trillion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Amazon's environmental, social and governance track record
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.
Amazon's total ESG risk score
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.).
Amazon's environmental score
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.
Amazon's social score
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.
Amazon's governance score
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.
Amazon's controversy score
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.
Amazon share dividends
We're not expecting Amazon to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Amazon's shares ever split?
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.
Amazon share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Amazon's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2841.4099 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 1.0958. 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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