Amazon.com (AMZN) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 1.50

News stories about Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Amazon.com earned a media sentiment score of 1.50 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news headlines about the e-commerce giant an news buzz score of 9 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Amazon.com’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on AMZN shares. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $2,300.00 price objective on shares of Amazon.com in a research note on Monday, October 1st. Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $2,020.00 price objective (down from $2,130.00) on shares of Amazon.com in a research note on Monday, October 29th. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Amazon.com in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. Barclays reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Amazon.com in a research note on Monday, September 17th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Amazon.com in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and forty-seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $2,091.53.

AMZN opened at $1,627.80 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $814.39 billion, a PE ratio of 357.76, a PEG ratio of 3.21 and a beta of 1.70. The company has a quick ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63. Amazon.com has a one year low of $1,108.77 and a one year high of $2,050.50.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 25th. The e-commerce giant reported $5.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.29 by $2.46. Amazon.com had a net margin of 4.03% and a return on equity of 24.35%. The company had revenue of $56.58 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $57.05 billion. Sell-side analysts forecast that Amazon.com will post 19.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Judith A. Mcgrath sold 500 shares of Amazon.com stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,905.00, for a total transaction of $952,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos sold 16,964 shares of Amazon.com stock in a transaction on Monday, October 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $1,632.23, for a total transaction of $27,689,149.72. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 78,884,539 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $128,757,711,091.97. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 34,952 shares of company stock valued at $62,436,285 over the last ninety days. 16.30% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Amazon.com Company Profile

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 vendors, as well as those offered by third-party sellers through physical stores and retail Websites, such as amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.com.mx, amazon.com.au, amazon.com.br, amazon.cn, amazon.fr, amazon.de, amazon.in, amazon.it, amazon.co.jp, amazon.nl, amazon.es, and amazon.co.uk.

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