A Look At Insider Reactions To Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN)

As of Friday close, Amazon.com Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock was up $122.49, moving up 5.73 percent to $2261.10. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 5,689,660 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$34.35 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 5,187,765, while in the previous 50 days, it was 4,112,558.


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Since last month, AMZN stock retreated -27.31%. Shares of the company fell to $2,048.11 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $3773.08 was reached on 01/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $2048.11. Since the beginning of this year, AMZN’s stock price has dropped by -32.19% or -$1,073.24, and marked a new high 2 times. However, the stock has declined by -40.07% since its 52-week high.

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) last reported insider trading activity 44 days ago on Mar 31. Selipsky Adam, the CEO Amazon Web Services of the company, disposed of 35 shares for $3326.60 on Mar 31. It resulted in a $116,431 divestment by the insider. Selipsky Adam sold 34 shares at an average price of $3370.19 on Mar 30. The insider now owns 4,179 shares following the transaction. On Mar 18, CEO Amazon Web Services Selipsky Adam sold 344 shares at $3200.00 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,100,800.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) has a P/E ratio of about 54.67. The stock’s beta is 1.24. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.44, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 8.59.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Amazon.com Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.70, while its current ratio was 1.00, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.51, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.53. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 42.10% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 4.10%. Based on annual data, AMZN earned $197.48 billion in gross profit and brought in $469.82 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 9.50%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 16.90%.

In Amazon.com Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $47.56 billion against cash and short-term investments of $29.99 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. AMZN’s revenue rose 6.81% to $137.41 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $116.44 billion. While analysts expected Amazon.com Inc. to report $8.92 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $6.12 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -31.40%. During the quarter, the company generated $12.65 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Amazon.com Inc. were 276.77 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $136.24 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $508.72 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 59.16%, the RSI 9-day stood at 33.85% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Amazon.com Inc. price is down by -1.50% percent or -$34.35. At present, AMZN shares trade -25.48% below its 20-day simple moving average and -32.33% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -23.56% below its SMA50 and -37.19% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 12.29% and Stochastic coefficient D was 6.65%, while ATR was 139.64. Given the Stochastic reading of 24.46% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 32.64%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -107.32, while the 14-day reading stands at -252.81.

Analyst Ratings

Monness Crespi & Hardt reiterated its a Buy rating on Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) in a note to investors. The analysts firm has however raised their price target to $3700, representing a possible 49.75% increase in the stock price. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, AMZN is a sell, and 2 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 7 analysts rate Amazon.com Inc. stock as buy, with 42 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $3700.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $2250.00 – $4250.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) will achieve an average price target of $3670.63.

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