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How to buy Amazon shares | $86.26

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How to buy shares in Amazon from New Zealand

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Amazon Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RBLX. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Amazon reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of $99.57, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Amazon, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Amazon. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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Amazon share price

Use our graph to track the performance of RBLX stocks over time.

Amazon shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
OpenUSD87.29
HighUSD87.3
LowUSD85.12
CloseUSD86.26
Previous closeUSD86.88
Change USD-0.62
Change % -0.7136%
Volume 3,888,759
Information last updated 2021-07-28.
52-week rangeUSD45 - USD103.866
50-day moving average USD84.8614
200-day moving average USD78.9069
Wall St. target priceUSD92.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) N/A

Amazon price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $86.26

1 week (2021-07-21) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) 0.51%
3 months (2021-04-30) 15.71%
6 months (2021-01-28) N/A
1 year (2020-07-28) N/A
2 years (2019-07-28) N/A
3 years (2018-07-28) N/A
5 years (2016-07-28) N/A

Shorting Amazon shares

There are currently 20.2 million Amazon shares held short by investors – that's known as Amazon's "short interest". This figure is 72.4% up from 11.7 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)

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 10.3 million). Amazon's SIR currently stands at 1.97. In other words for every 100,000 Amazon shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1970 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 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Amazon shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0889% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Amazon shares, roughly 89 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.

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