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, implying potential capital gains of 24.28 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 640, implying a possible loss of -38.81 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.01 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -17.71 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.21 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -7.73 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of AMZN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 20.46 percent. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 47.3 percent, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.