Analyst Ratings for Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Buy has been given to Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) by analysts covering the stock. AMZN had previously received a consensus rating of Buy a month ago.

43 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 33 gave AMZN a buy rating, 4 issued an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 1.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AMZN. The maximum price target given was 1300, which equates to a potential upside of 24.28 percent. The lowest price target was 640, implying a possible loss of -38.81 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.01 percent. That number becomes -17.71 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.21 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -7.73 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

AMZN has an estimated earnings growth rate of 20.46 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of AMZN is 9.62.

AMZN has a 52-week high of 1083.31 and a 52-week low of 710.10. Today's price is 47.3 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 3.44 percent. AMZN has a price/earnings ratio of 196.83. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AMZN value stock report compares AMZN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $503.21 billion. AMZN is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.