Drilling Down Into Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)

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 $1587.28, up from yesterday’s close by 0.71%. 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 $772.64 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 42.92 % 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 $5.04 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $2.49 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

No analysis is ever complete without a thorough survey of a stock’s technical behavior. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Amazon.com, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $1638.10. It is now trading 50.82% off that level. The stock is trading $1,524.16 its 50-day moving average by -1586.28%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $927.00.

In recent action, Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) has made a move of +3.89% 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 14.61, 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 1.36% with $405.90 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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