Traders sold shares of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $2,481.59 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $2,696.71 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $215.12 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Amazon.com had the 6th highest net out-flow for the day. Amazon.com traded up $19.70 for the day and closed at $1,761.85

Several research analysts have weighed in on the company. Wells Fargo & Co set a $2,100.00 target price on Amazon.com and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday. BidaskClub raised Amazon.com from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 5th. Cleveland Research assumed coverage on Amazon.com in a research report on Thursday, February 28th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered Amazon.com from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 5th. Finally, Oppenheimer dropped their target price on Amazon.com from $2,020.00 to $1,975.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, February 4th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and forty-three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $2,118.63.

The company has a market cap of $841.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 87.48, a P/E/G ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 1.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a current ratio of 1.10 and a quick ratio of 0.85.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, January 31st. The e-commerce giant reported $6.04 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $5.55 by $0.49. Amazon.com had a return on equity of 27.02% and a net margin of 4.33%. The firm had revenue of $72.38 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $71.73 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.16 EPS. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Amazon.com, Inc. will post 26.72 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Amazon.com news, CEO Jeffrey A. Wilke sold 1,645 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $1,614.65, for a total value of $2,656,099.25. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,146,500. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Jeffrey M. Blackburn sold 2,055 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,616.34, for a total value of $3,321,578.70. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 46,596 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $75,314,978.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 5,075 shares of company stock valued at $8,180,428. 16.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of AMZN. DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co raised its holdings in shares of Amazon.com by 4.1% in the 4th quarter. DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co now owns 154 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock worth $231,000 after buying an additional 6 shares in the last quarter. Boltwood Capital Management raised its holdings in shares of Amazon.com by 1.9% in the 4th quarter. Boltwood Capital Management now owns 382 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock worth $573,000 after buying an additional 7 shares in the last quarter. Mascoma Wealth Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Amazon.com by 15.6% in the 4th quarter. Mascoma Wealth Management LLC now owns 52 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock worth $78,000 after buying an additional 7 shares in the last quarter. Tortoise Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Amazon.com by 6.0% in the 4th quarter. Tortoise Investment Management LLC now owns 124 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock worth $186,000 after buying an additional 7 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cordasco Financial Network raised its holdings in shares of Amazon.com by 17.4% in the 4th quarter. Cordasco Financial Network now owns 54 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock worth $81,000 after buying an additional 8 shares in the last quarter. 55.12% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Amazon.com Company Profile (NASDAQ:AMZN)

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) segments. It sells merchandise and content purchased for resale from third-party sellers through physical stores and online stores.

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