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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 analystsí consensus estimate of $25.89B. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, eight firms raised their price targets on Amazonís 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 itís 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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August 13, 2014
09:55 EDTAMZNAmazon.com July SSS acceleration positive, but early, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray views ChannelAdvisor's reported July Amazon same-store-sales growth of 40.4% as positive, but notes itís early in the quarter and that ChannelAdvisor data is less helpful after the discrepancy in the June quarter. Piper notes ChannelAdvisor pegged Amazon's June quarter SSS acceleration at 900 basis points while Amazon reported flat North American growth. It has an Overweight rating on the stock.
09:37 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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06:32 EDTEBAYeBay coverage resumed with a Hold at Stifel
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06:31 EDTAMZNAmazon.com coverage resumed with a Hold at Stifel
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06:23 EDTAMZNAmazon.com could sell 1M-2M phones in first year, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray estimates Amazon.com could sell 1M-2M Fire phones in the first twelve months, adding the product will not have an impact on the company's financials. After testing the phone, Piper says the Fire is a "quality phone but lacks uniqueness or price needed to attract measurable market share." It expects the phone to quickly improve and keeps an Overweight rating on the stock.
06:08 EDTEBAY, AMZNChannelAdvisor reports Amazon July SSS up 40.4%, eBay up 9.7%
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05:32 EDTAMZNAmazon.com announces credit card reader Amazon Local Register
Amazon.com announced Amazon Local Register, what it calls a "secure card reader and mobile app that provides local businesses with the tools they need to quickly and easily accept credit and debit cards from a smartphone or tablet and keep track of their growing business." It added that customers who sign up for Amazon Local Register before October 31 will also receive a promotional rate of 1.75% per card swipe on all major credit and debit cards until January 1, 2016.
August 12, 2014
16:17 EDTBLUEbluebird bio reports Q2 EPS (6c), consensus (45c)
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06:27 EDTEBAYeBay down for U.K., European users, The Next Web reports
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05:58 EDTAMZNAmazon's Disney dispute about more than pricing, WSJ reports
Amazon's (AMZN) dispute with Disney (DIS) is about more than pricing, according to the Wall Street Journal, and concerns promotion and product placement on Amazon's website. Additionally, the dispute encompasses questions over "who makes up the difference when Amazon loses money to match the prices of competitors," a source says. Reference Link
August 11, 2014
16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; August 11, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 1.33 to 31.90. Option volume leaders: AAPL KMI MNKD PBR AMZN SCTY TWTR TSLA according to Track Data.
15:27 EDTBLUEWedbush to hold a conference
Life Sciences Management Conference to be held in New York on August 12-13.
09:36 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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August 10, 2014
15:44 EDTAMZNAmazon urges customers to express opinions on e-book prices with Hachette
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15:21 EDTAMZNAmazon stops preorders of some Disney movie titles, WSJ says
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August 8, 2014
07:10 EDTAMZNAmazon executive defends $2B investment in India, WSJ says
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August 7, 2014
18:10 EDTAMZNHachette drops bid for Perseus Books, reports WSJ
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09:49 EDTAMZNAmazon readying to launch grocery service in New York area, Re/code says
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06:36 EDTAMZNGoogle, Barnes & Noble launching same-day book delivery service, NY Times says
Google (GOOG) and Barnes & Noble (BKS) today will begin allowing consumers in three cities to order books carried by Barnes & Noble stores and have them delivered to their homes on the same day, according to The New York Times. Users will order the books on Google Shopping Express, and the service will compete with Amazon, the newspaper stated. Reference Link
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