Amazon stock: buy or sell?

AMZN stock price: $1,900.10 -2.83% At close on March 27th, 2020

Updated on:
March 27th, 2020

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Shares of Amazon.com closed yesterday at $1,900.10 and dropped a horrible -2.83%.

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.

Should I buy Amazon stock?

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Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MAYes
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Amazon.com stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for AMZN stock for the last month.

Amazon stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Amazon.com dropped a horrible -2.83% and closed at $1,900.10.

Shares of Amazon.com closed yesterday at $1,900.10 and dropped a horrible -2.83%. Since Monday when AMZN stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $54.01 (2.93%). Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on February/27, AMZN price slid a -4.02%. On February, AMZN hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on February tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

AMZN stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Amazon.com rose a remarkable 2.93% this week. Early March AMZN collapsed a spooky -6.50% in just one week.

Not so far away is the last price record Amazon.com marked by mid February. This week AMZN price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Since mid February when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, AMZN price slipped $-234.77 per share (-11.00%).

AMZN stock chart (weekly)

Amazon stock price history

Amazon stock went public on May 15th, 1997 with a price of $2.441. Since then, AMZN stock surged a 77,773.00%, with an average of 3,535.10% per year. If you had invested right after AMZN's IPO a $1,000 in Amazon stock in 1997, it would worth $777,730.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Amazon stock historical price chart

AMZN stock reached all-time highs on February with a price of $2,185.95.

Amazon stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price prediction for Amazon.com stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After presenting its last earnings report on April, Amazon.com . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
AMZN earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a0.4n/a
2017-Q32017-10-260.030.521,633.3%
2017-Q42018-02-011.852.1616.8%
2018-Q12018-04-261.223.27168.0%
2018-Q22018-07-262.495.07103.6%
2018-Q32018-10-253.295.7574.8%
2018-Q42019-01-315.556.048.8%
2019-Q12019-04-244.73n/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Amazon.com annual turnover rocketed an astounding 30.93% to $232,887.00 M dollars from $177,866.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrast, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) appreciated a 2.62% to 4.33%.

Amazon.com fiscal year ends in December, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Amazon.com TTM sales up to March 2019 were $241,545.00 and income $12,005.00 M USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Amazon.com business evolution since December 2018: Annual sales up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stepped up a decent 3.72%. Regarding profit margin, Amazon.com remained steady 0.64% to 4.33%

AMZN annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$74,450 M-$274 M0.4%-
2014$88,988 M19.53%$-241.00 M-0.3%-187.96%
2015$107,006 M20.25%$596 M0.6%-347.30%
2016$135,987 M27.08%$2,371 M1.7%297.82%
2017$177,866 M30.80%$3,033 M1.7%27.92%
2018$232,887 M30.93%$10,073 M4.3%232.11%
TTM $241,545 M3.72%$12,005 M5.0%19.18%

Quarterly financial results

Amazon.com posted $59,700.00 M in sales for 2019-Q1, a -17.52% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $3,561.00 M with a profit margin of 5.96%. Profit margin stepped up a 1.78% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 4.18%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Amazon.com sales marked an outstanding gain and skyrocketed a 16.96%.
AMZN quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$37,960 M-$197 M0.5%-
2017-Q3$43,740 M15.23%$256 M0.6%29.95%
2017-Q4$60,453 M38.21%$1,857 M3.1%625.39%
2018-Q1$51,042 M-15.57%$1,629 M3.2%-12.28%
2018-Q2$52,886 M3.61%$2,534 M4.8%55.56%
2018-Q3$56,576 M6.98%$2,883 M5.1%13.77%
2018-Q4$72,383 M27.94%$3,027 M4.2%4.99%
2019-Q1$59,700 M-17.52%$3,561 M6.0%17.64%

Amazon.com ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's worth to check its ownership structure.

Amazon.com shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 15.16% of all shares. Investopedia has a good article about the top 4 shareholders in Amazon.

In case of Amazon.com stock, 57.55% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for AMZN stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

AMZN
Market cap$946.2 B
Total shares498.0 M
Float shares422.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)57.6%
  - Insider holdings (%)15.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Amazon summary

Friday, March 27th, 2020
Open$1930.86
Close$1900.10
Day range$1899.92 - $1939.79
Previous close$1955.49
Session gain-2.83%
Average true range$104.85
50d mov avg$1,944.44
100d mov avg$1,872.99
200d mov avg$1,854.19
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern

Amazon.com performance

To better understand Amazon.com performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. In the following table, we compare Amazon.com performance to :
Stock3m6m12m
AMZNAmazon.com1.62%10.12%6.70%

Amazon.com competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Amazon.com competitor. This doesn't mean Amazon.com does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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