Amazon.com Inc. [NASDAQ: AMZN] gained 4.31% on the last trading session, reaching $100.79 price per share at the time. The company report on November 9, 2022 that Amazon Helps Disrupt Three Major Counterfeit Networks, Protecting Customers Worldwide from Fake Goods.
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Joint operations with law enforcement led to the seizure of more than 240,000 counterfeit items in China, including fake luxury products, sports apparel, and automotive accessories infringing on BMW, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Under Armour, and other brands.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the identification and disruption of three counterfeiting operations in China thanks to local Public Security Bureaus (PSB) and intel provided by Amazon’s Counterfeit Crimes Unit (CCU). Law enforcement seized more than 240,000 counterfeit items in the Guangdong and Jiangxi provinces. The items were imitations of luxury, sports, and automotive brands. The seizure prevented the fake products from reaching Amazon customers or being sold elsewhere in the supply chain. These seizures of counterfeit goods based on intelligence from Amazon follow similar actions by law enforcement in England and the U.S. that took place in California and New Jersey.
Amazon.com Inc. represents 10.19 billion in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $985.79 billion with the latest information. AMZN stock price has been found in the range of $96.66 to $101.19.
If compared to the average trading volume of 66.87M shares, AMZN reached a trading volume of 111390400 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Amazon.com Inc. [AMZN]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AMZN shares is $141.68 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AMZN stock is a recommendation set at 1.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Wolfe Research have made an estimate for Amazon.com Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on October 28, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wells Fargo dropped their target price from $200 to $155. The new note on the price target was released on October 28, 2022, representing the official price target for Amazon.com Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $175 to $140, while Wedbush kept a Outperform rating on AMZN stock. On October 28, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for AMZN shares from 170 to 160.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Amazon.com Inc. is set at 5.58, with the Price to Sales ratio for AMZN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.96. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 7.47, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.00.
Trading performance analysis for AMZN stock
Amazon.com Inc. [AMZN] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 10.78. With this latest performance, AMZN shares dropped by -10.43% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -10.85% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -41.95% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for AMZN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 45.87, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 51.24, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 43.82 for Amazon.com Inc. [AMZN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 113.93, while it was recorded at 92.81 for the last single week of trading, and 129.24 for the last 200 days.
Amazon.com Inc. [AMZN]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Amazon.com Inc. [AMZN] shares currently have an operating margin of +5.31 and a Gross Margin at +42.03. Amazon.com Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.10.
Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 28.81, with Return on Assets sitting at 9.00.
Amazon.com Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 0.90.
Amazon.com Inc. [AMZN]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for AMZN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Amazon.com Inc. go to 26.00%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Amazon.com Inc. [AMZN]
There are presently around $602,814 million, or 59.70% of AMZN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AMZN stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 689,093,882, which is approximately 1.44% of the company’s market cap and around 9.80% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 587,459,057 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $59.21 billion in AMZN stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $32.93 billion in AMZN stock with ownership of nearly -1.547% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Amazon.com Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 2,227 institutional holders increased their position in Amazon.com Inc. [NASDAQ:AMZN] by around 256,440,889 shares. Additionally, 1,665 investors decreased positions by around 215,299,744 shares, while 316 investors held positions by with 5,509,145,399 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 5,980,886,032 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AMZN stock had 175 new institutional investments in for a total of 33,405,694 shares, while 154 institutional investors sold positions of 20,806,584 shares during the same period.