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How to buy Amazon (AMZN) stocks

Learn how to buy Amazon stock in 6 easy steps.

Amazon
NASDAQ: AMZN-USD
About 5 hours ago

$183.66

-$0.17 (-0.09%)

How to buy Amazon stock

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  3. Fund your account. Deposit funds unto your account by linking your banking information or transfer funds from another trading account.
  4. Search for the stock name – AMZN. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol.
  5. Buy the stock. Place your order. It's that simple.

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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.

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Amazon shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-06-14.
Open$183.08
High$183.72
Low$182.23
Close$183.66
Previous close$183.83
Change $-0.17
Change % -0.0925%
Volume 25,287,566
Information last updated 2024-06-13.
52-week range$118.35 - $191.70
50-day moving average $182.79
200-day moving average $158.59
Wall St. target price$224.17
PE ratio 52.3501
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.57

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Is it a good time to buy Amazon stock?

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Amazon price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $183.66 from 2024-06-13

1 week (2024-06-07) -0.35%
1 month (2024-05-15) -1.25%
3 months (2024-03-15) 5.30%
6 months (2023-12-15) 22.46%
1 year (2023-06-15) 44.49%
2 years (2022-06-15) 70.58%
3 years (2021-06-15) 3383.1299
5 years (2019-06-14) 1869.67

Amazon financials

Revenue TTM $590.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.68%
Gross profit TTM $225.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.95%
Return on equity TTM 20.31%
Profit margin 6.38%
Book value $20.83
Market capitalisation $1.9 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 $118.35 up to $191.7. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMZN.US volatility(beta: 1.14)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.142. 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 overview

Amazon. com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products, advertising, and subscriptions service through online and physical stores in North America and internationally. The company operates through three segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). It also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TVs, Echo, Ring, Blink, and eero; 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, independent publishers, musicians, filmmakers, Twitch streamers, skill and app developers, and others to publish and sell content. Further, it provides compute, storage, database, analytics, machine learning, and other services, as well as advertising services through programs, such as sponsored ads, display, and video advertising.

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