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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for AMZN. The most optimistic price target was 1300, implying potential capital gains of 24.28 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 640, which equates to a potential downside of -38.81 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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 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 market cap of AMZN is $503.21 billion. AMZN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.