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October 25, 2013
11:28 EDTAMZN, EBAY, OSTK, BLUEAmazon hits 52-week high after mixed results, positive analyst commentary
Shares of online retailer Amazon (AMZN) are rallying after the company reported mixed third quarter results that were well-received by many analysts. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, Amazon reported Q3 EPS of (9c) and revenue of $17.09B. Analysts' consensus expectations were for EPS of (9c) and revenue of $16.76B. The company forecast that its fourth quarter revenue would be $23.5B-$26.5B, versus analysts’ consensus estimate of $25.89B. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, eight firms raised their price targets on Amazon’s shares. In addition, Raymond James upgraded the shares to Strong Buy from Market Perform, citing revenue acceleration in the U.S., strong growth of the company's cloud computing service, and its belief that the company's margins will rise in 2014. The firm has a price target of $446 on the stock. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Amazon rose $28.16, or 8.5%, to $360.21 on more than twice its average daily trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a new 52-week high of $368.40, and it’s up approximately 45% year to date,. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the online retail space include EBAY (EBAY) , Overstock.com (OSTK), and Blue Nile (BLUE).
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July 11, 2014
06:23 EDTAMZN, EBAYChannelAdvisor reports Amazon June SSS up 34.4%, eBay up 12.3%
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06:10 EDTAMZNJPMorgan expects solid Q2 results in Internet space
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July 10, 2014
18:18 EDTAMZNAmazon urges FAA to allow increased drone development, Cnet reports
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18:08 EDTAMZNAmazon.com offer to Hachette dismissed by Authors Guild, WSJ says
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16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; July 10, 2014
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12:35 EDTAMZNFTC alleges Amazon billed parents for children's unauthorized in-app charges
Amazon has billed parents and other account holders for millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children, according to a Federal Trade Commission complaint filed today in federal court. The FTC’s lawsuit seeks a court order requiring refunds to consumers for the unauthorized charges and permanently banning the company from billing parents and other account holders for in-app charges without their consent. According to the complaint, Amazon keeps 30% of all in-app charges. In its complaint, the FTC alleges that Amazon violated the FTC Act by billing parents and other Amazon account holders for charges incurred by their children without the permission of the parent or other account holder. Amazon’s setup allowed children playing these kids’ games to spend unlimited amounts of money to pay for virtual items within the apps such as “coins,” “stars,” and “acorns” without parental involvement.
11:44 EDTAMZNAmazon ends all book discounts in France, WSJ reports
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11:10 EDTAMZNAmazon Web Services announces file sharing tool Zocalo
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09:36 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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07:32 EDTAMZNNews Corp. owned HarperCollins looks to bypass Amazon with new site, FT says
News Corp.'s (NWSA) book publishing unit, HarperCollins, relaunched its U.S. website and is now selling books directly to readers, putting it in competition with one of its largest retailers, Amazon.com (AMZN), reported Financial Times. Reference Link
06:36 EDTAMZNAmazon e-book plan leaves authors in dilemma, Bloomberg says
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06:09 EDTAMZNAmazon Web Services partners with Cloudian
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06:00 EDTEBAYeBay repatriated cash likely to be used for M&A, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray believes a large part of the $9B in cash eBay expects to repatriate to the U.S. will be used for acquisitions in the payments space. The cash, equating to $6B net of taxes, could help eBay take advantage of the shift to mobile payments, the firm says. Piper lists Square, VeriFone (PAY), iZettle and Corduro as companies in the payment space that are within acquisition range for eBay. The firm has an Overweight rating on eBay with a $63 price target.
July 9, 2014
16:01 EDTAMZNOptions Update; July 9, 2014
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13:44 EDTAMZNNetflix wins video on demand rights to 'Zoo' series, Variety reports
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11:00 EDTAMZNWells says VMware growth could slow, downgrades shares
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09:35 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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08:31 EDTAMZNVMware CEO sees EMC helping it remain independent, WSJ reports
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08:24 EDTEBAYeBay July volatility elevated into Q2 and PayPal outlook
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06:24 EDTAMZNGoogle Cloud Storage offering 2 TB of free storage through partner, WSJ reports
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