|For today’s bulletin, we take a look at Amzon.com $AMZN. We also provide a link to download a FREE STOCK REPORT on the company.
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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) engages in the retail sale of consumer products and subscriptions in North America and internationally. It operates through the North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) segments. The company sells merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors, as well as those offered by third-party sellers through retail Websites, such as amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.com.mx, amazon.com.au, amazon.com.br, amazon.cn, amazon.fr, amazon.de, amazon.in, amazon.it, amazon.co.jp, amazon.nl, amazon.es, and amazon.co.uk. It also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including kindle e-readers, fire tablets, fire TVs, and echo; and provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online service that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store.
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We spent some discussing Facebook and their troubles over the past week. We also discussed how the scandals rocking that company were of their own making. Today, we provide our data on another tech firm in trouble, Amazon.com. However, in this case we note that Amazon has done little-to-nothing to inflict harm on their business, this scandal derives from Washington.
Amazon has been under sustained attack for a few days now, but claims that the company does not pay taxes, takes advantage of the US post office for underpriced delivery services, and other attacks emanating from the same source do not hold up under any sort of scrutiny.
Of course, the firm has caused carnage throughout the retail sector. We have detailed those issues numerous times in the past few months almost every time we report on a retail stock. The sector is breaking down into the firms that have an answer vs those brick and mortar old line retail companies who do not.
We definitely have some sympathy for the mom and pop retailers who have been negatively impacted and are unable to compete with the giant. But we don’t believe for a second that the current round of attacks on Amazon have anything to do with Main Street USA. We think the real animus against the firm is a result of its founder, Jeff Bezos, also controlling the Washington Post. The Post’s coverage of current events in DC seems to have spilled over to Amazon’s business operations where some critics are concerned.
In any case, we like the stock more now thanks to the recent price declines. We believe it is a strong operation with a strong future. We think that those inclined to buy stocks like these on the dips may see an opportunity here. We also note that since 2016, big firms attacked in similar fashion have actually gained value over time and that while the initial drop in share price may cause concern, the quality has–so far–rebounded no matter what bombs are lobbed from Washington.
ValuEngine continues its BUY recommendation on Amazon.com for 2018-04-03. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that Amazon.com has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Company Size and Sharpe Ratio.
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