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In the latest trading session, Amazon
(AMZN) closed at $3,488.24, marking a +0.36% move from the previous day. The stock outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.16%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the online retailer had gained 8.58% over the past month. This has outpaced the Retail-Wholesale sector's loss of 0.05% and the S&P 500's gain of 0.46% in that time.AMZN will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. The company is expected to report EPS of $8.72, down 29.51% from the prior-year quarter. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $111.73 billion, up 16.21% from the year-ago period.Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $52.18 per share and revenue of $475.86 billion. These totals would mark changes of +24.74% and +23.26%, respectively, from last year.It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for AMZN. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection remained stagnant. AMZN is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #4 (Sell).Digging into valuation, AMZN currently has a Forward P/E ratio of 66.61. For comparison, its industry has an average Forward P/E of 49.29, which means AMZN is trading at a premium to the group.Meanwhile, AMZN's PEG ratio is currently 2.42. The PEG ratio is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but this metric also takes the company's expected earnings growth rate into account. The Internet - Commerce was holding an average PEG ratio of 2.2 at yesterday's closing price.The Internet - Commerce industry is part of the Retail-Wholesale sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 203, putting it in the bottom 21% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com.Bitcoin, Like the Internet Itself, Could Change EverythingBlockchain and cryptocurrency has sparked one of the most exciting discussion topics of a generation. Some call it the “Internet of Money” and predict it could change the way money works forever. If true, it could do to banks what Netflix did to Blockbuster and Amazon did to Sears. Experts agree we’re still in the early stages of this technology, and as it grows, it will create several investing opportunities.Zacks’ has just revealed 3 companies that can help investors capitalize on the explosive profit potential of Bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies with significantly less volatility than buying them directly.See 3 Crypto-Related Stocks Now >>Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment ResearchWeiter zum vollständigen Artikel bei "Zacks"