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.

Several price targets were given for AMZN by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 1300, implying potential capital gains of 24.28 percent. The lowest price target was 640, implying a possible loss of -38.81 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.01 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -17.71 percent. 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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AMZN to grow at a rate of 20.46 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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. AMZN has a PEG ratio of 9.62.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AMZN hit 1083.31 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 710.10. Currently the stock is 47.3 percent higher than its low, and 3.44 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.