Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) most recently reported quarterly actual earnings per share of $1.78 for the period ending on 2016-06-30. Prior to the company reporting, consensus estimates based on data from Zacks Research projected the company to report EPS of $1.14. The difference between the estimate and the actual EPS was $0.64 creating a surprise factor of 56.14%. Currently, the company has an impact score of 72. The likelihood that the stock will move on news is greater with a higher impact score. According to Beta Research, the stock has a sentiment score of 0.175. On a scale between 1 and -1, a positive score tends to portray a favorable view of company results by news outlets. The opposite is true for a negative sentiment score.
In taking a look at where the stock might be headed, analysts have a consensus price target of $860.206 on the shares. The most bullish brokerage firm has a $1000 target, while the most bearish sees the stock headed towards $520. This is according to the 29 estimates taken into consideration by Zacks Research.
In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 1.38. This is according to a simplified scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell recommendation. There were 29 recommendations taking into account in order to arrive at this number. Of the 29, 23 have a Strong Buy rating and 3 are rating it a Buy.
Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon.com) serves consumers through its retail websites and focus on selection, price, and convenience. The Company offers programs that enables sellers to sell their products on its websites and their own branded websites and to fulfill orders through them , and programs that allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, application developers, and others to publish and sell content. The Company operates in two segments: North America and International. The Company serves consumers through its retail websites, and focus on selection, price, and convenience. The Company designs its websites to enable millions of products to be sold by the Company and by third parties across dozens of product categories. Customers access its websites directly and through its mobile websites and apps. It also manufactures and sells Kindle devices. In October 2013, Amazon.com Inc acquired TenMarks Education Inc.
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