Sciencast Management LP acquired a new stake in shares of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 482 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock, valued at approximately $467,000.

Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC lifted its position in Amazon.com by 100,947.5% during the second quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 2,302,872 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock valued at $2,379,000 after buying an additional 2,300,593 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its position in Amazon.com by 1,045.8% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,775,556 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock valued at $1,718,711,000 after buying an additional 1,620,588 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in Amazon.com by 2.9% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 26,863,386 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock valued at $26,003,758,000 after buying an additional 764,115 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in Amazon.com by 2.4% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 23,925,821 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock valued at $23,160,193,000 after buying an additional 554,990 shares during the period. Finally, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. lifted its position in Amazon.com by 446.3% during the second quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 502,699 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock valued at $486,613,000 after buying an additional 410,678 shares during the period. 59.94% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other news, VP Shelley Reynolds sold 544 shares of Amazon.com stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $1,126.27, for a total transaction of $612,690.88. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos sold 391,110 shares of Amazon.com stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,103.53, for a total value of $431,601,618.30. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 79,891,433 shares in the company, valued at $88,162,593,058.49. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 402,338 shares of company stock worth $444,391,701. Insiders own 17.00% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) opened at $1,168.92 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $559,935.50, a PE ratio of 294.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 13.14 and a beta of 1.47. Amazon.com, Inc. has a 52 week low of $747.70 and a 52 week high of $1,213.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a current ratio of 1.03.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The e-commerce giant reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.09 by ($0.57). The firm had revenue of $43.74 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $42.26 billion. Amazon.com had a net margin of 1.20% and a return on equity of 8.67%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.52 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Amazon.com, Inc. will post 4.24 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities analysts have commented on the company. Vetr raised Amazon.com from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $1,155.74 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $1,190.00 price objective on shares of Amazon.com in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Amazon.com in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Barclays reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $1,210.00 price objective (up previously from $1,150.00) on shares of Amazon.com in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Citigroup reissued a “buy” rating and set a $1,250.00 price objective on shares of Amazon.com in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifty have issued a buy rating to the stock. Amazon.com presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $1,219.02.

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Amazon.com Profile

Amazon.com, Inc offers a range of products and services through its Websites. The Company operates through three segments: North America, International and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Company’s products include merchandise and content that it purchases for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers.

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