Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN): What’s the Story?

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Catalog & Mail Order Houses. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $1441.50, up from yesterday’s close by 0.75%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) currently trades with a market capitalization of $706.48 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 38.21 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $6.48 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.25 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 17.04% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.



Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Amazon.com, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $1617.54. It is now trading 176.04% off that level. The stock is trading $1,479.69 its 50-day moving average by -1440.5%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $887.50.

In recent action, Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) has made a move of -8.28% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 13.41, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.00% with $404.78 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of AMZN.

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