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  • Oct. 27, 2011, 9:24 AM (OSTK), which fell yesterday on Amazon's (AMZN) Q3 report, is down 5.1% after reporting Q3 results. Revenue of $239.7M (-2% Y/Y) and EPS of -$0.33 missed consensus by $16.9M and $0.13, and suggest a continued loss of share in the U.S. retail e-commerce market, which is still growing at a healthy clip.

    | Oct. 27, 2011, 9:24 AM
  • Oct. 26, 2011, 2:08 PM

    A silver lining to Amazon's (AMZN -11.1%) Q3 report might be found in the 70% Y/Y growth posted for "Other" revenues, which includes Amazon's web services business (AWS). If a UBS projection that AWS will account for 3/4 of 2011 "Other" sales holds, AWS might pull in over $1B in revenue this year, well above UBS' $751M August forecast. (previously) (transcript)

    | Oct. 26, 2011, 2:08 PM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 26, 2011, 1:27 PM

    The "MoMo Massacre" resembles a classic slasher pic, writes Kid Dynamite, where the characters get killed off one by one. Starting with OPEN and RIMM, continuing through to GMCR, FSLR, and NFLX, and now AMZN. We know how the sequels go, so those remaining - AAPL, CMG, PCLN - don't go outside to check on that odd noise.

    | Oct. 26, 2011, 1:27 PM | 12 Comments
  • Oct. 26, 2011, 12:02 PM

    Amazon's (AMZN -11.8%) soft Q3 report (I, II) is taking a toll on rivals eBay (EBAY -2.2%), Barnes & Noble (BKS -2.2%), and (OSTK -1.7%). In B&N's case, Amazon's remarks about boosting Kindle Fire production could also be a factor. (more) (transcript)

    | Oct. 26, 2011, 12:02 PM
  • Oct. 26, 2011, 11:46 AM
    Amazon (AMZN -11.5%) would seem to be the latest victim of the Apple (AAPL) machine, with Q3’s 42% EPS miss expected to be followed by Q4 losses on the Kindle Fire alone of as much as $200M, as it subsidizes the Fire anywhere from $10 to $100. But AMZN has no choice: "The traditional media business they have would wilt on the vine without [the] transition to digital."
    | Oct. 26, 2011, 11:46 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 26, 2011, 9:49 AM
    Best Buy (BBY), Wal-Mart (WMT) Staples (SPLS) and other retailers, which are counting on tablets and e-readers to boost Christmas sales, could miss out if a lot of consumers opt to buy directly from the manufacturers. Piper Jaffray found that 71% of shoppers interested in a Fire planned to buy it via Amazon (AMZN).
    | Oct. 26, 2011, 9:49 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 26, 2011, 9:39 AM

    Why are Amazon's (AMZN -10.3%) operating income and margins diving? Ramping Kindle production is one factor (the devices are loss leaders), but the company's long-term investments are a bigger one. As Erick Schonfeld notes, Amazon's Q3 spending on "technology and content" rose 74% Y/Y, and its spending on "fixed assets" doubled. (transcript)

    | Oct. 26, 2011, 9:39 AM | 4 Comments
  • Oct. 26, 2011, 9:00 AM

    Premarket gainers: LNG +65%. CLWR +23%. ONXX +16%. RTK +11%. BIIB +9%. FSLR +9%. VLO +8%. MF +6%. RFMD +5%. GLW 9+4 RCL +4%. BA +4%. FCX +3%. ARMH +3%. CPST +3%. NOK +3%. DB +3%.
    Losers: HGSI -12%. AMZN -11%. RSH -9%. CHRW -6%. YRCW -5%. MET -4%. BRCM -3%. FTNT -3%.

    | Oct. 26, 2011, 9:00 AM
  • Oct. 26, 2011, 8:48 AM

    With Amazon (AMZN) tanking 12% premarket following its painful Q3 report, a number of analysts, including those at BofA, JPMorgan, Benchmark and Stifel, lower their price targets on the stock. Still, the latter two rate shares a "Buy."

    | Oct. 26, 2011, 8:48 AM
  • Oct. 26, 2011, 7:27 AM
    The long thesis for (AMZN) remains intact despite yesterday's margin concerns, Citi says, citing: 1) AMZN's "market-share-vacuuming position of strength." 2) Its double-double market opportunity in its retail biz. 3) Benefits from Net evolution (mobile, cloud, local). 4) Its track record of succeeding through investment cycles.
    | Oct. 26, 2011, 7:27 AM
  • Oct. 25, 2011, 4:58 PM

    With operating income of $79M on sales of $10.9B, Amazon (AMZN) has a profit margin of 0.7% vs. 3.5% a year ago. "At what point do profits matter more than revenue growth," asks a trader. Amazon will have 1% operating margins on the Kindle Fire and that will improve their overall number. Shares -14% AH.

    | Oct. 25, 2011, 4:58 PM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 25, 2011, 4:24 PM

    More on Amazon's (AMZN) Q3: Expects Q4 '11 operating income between -$200M and $250M - top of range represents 47% Y/Y decline. North American and International sales both +44% Y/Y. Media sales +24% Y/Y, sales of "electronics & other general merchandise" +54%. Free cash flow of $268M, down from $540M in year-ago period. AMZN -14% AH. (PR)

    | Oct. 25, 2011, 4:24 PM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 25, 2011, 4:11 PM (AMZN): Q3 EPS of $0.14 misses by $0.10. Revenue of $10.88B (+ 44% Y/Y) misses by $50M. Expects Q4 revenue of $16.45B-$18.65B vs. $18.1B consensus. AMZN -15.9% AH. (PR)
    | Oct. 25, 2011, 4:11 PM | 2 Comments
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  • Oct. 24, 2011, 7:51 PM

    Groupon's (GRPN) success or failure will be key to opening up a frozen IPO market, says Renaissance Capital's Kathleen Smith. For many, Groupon's bad press brings to the surface flashbacks of the bubble. Along that vein, Smith says the company has the potential to become either the next (AMZN), or the next The million-dollar question is: which is it? (video)

    | Oct. 24, 2011, 7:51 PM | 4 Comments
  • Oct. 24, 2011, 2:03 PM

    Already the worst enemy of scores of traditional retail chains, Amazon (AMZN) is now putting supermarkets on its radar: the company's Quidsi subsidiary, acquired last year for $500M, plans to offer over 10K grocery items for sale, while providing free shipping on orders above $39. U.S. supermarkets generated an estimated $562.7B in sales last year.

    | Oct. 24, 2011, 2:03 PM | 1 Comment
Company Description Inc is an online retailer. The Company sells its products through the website which provides services, such as advertising services and co-branded credit card agreements. It also offers electronic devices like Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets.
Sector: Technology
Country: United States