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  • Amazon (AMZN) makes so much money off of its Prime customers it could drop the $79 annual fee and still come out way ahead. Though the company has no pressing reason to cut into the Prime program with it accounting for close to a third of the firm's operating profit, it's a lever which should strike some fear into retailers such as Target (TGT) and Wal-Mart (WMT).  [View news story]
    Kudos to you Paul--makes me think some people just don't get it.
    Mar 13, 2013. 08:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: Short It At Your Own Risk  [View article]
    Drive other companies out of business, you go Bezos--up the unemployment rate again
    Feb 7, 2013. 01:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The upgrades are coming fast on Amazon (AMZN). Goldman Sachs resumes coverage with a Buy and $315 price target, Merrill raises its price target to $300, and Benchmark hikes its price target to $310 from $260.  [View news story]
    This is the classic market manipulation by the big boys, also known as Pump 'n Dump. When Amazon rises, Amazon sells shares, lots of them! When it tanks, Amazon purchases shares, lots of them.

    Buy low, sell high (WITH THE ABSOLUTE HELP OF THE BIG FIRMS)--come on now folks, are you that naive?
    Jan 9, 2013. 08:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon's (AMZN) Jeff Bezos says he would prefer to reward investors with cash flow instead of boosting margins. The exec has his focus on the company's formidable free cash flow position which is forecast to increase 65% this year to $10.68 per share. "Free cash flow, that’s something investors can spend," Bezos sings.  [View news story]
    All this statement tells me is that when earnings are announced, amzn is in the toilet.
    Jan 8, 2013. 08:06 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on the Kindle Fire's market share: IDC estimated Amazon (AMZN) had just 5% of the global tablet market in Q2 (in terms of unit shipments rather than end-user sales) and 4% in Q1, after controlling 16.8% in Q4 '11. While the Kindle Fire's U.S. share is bound to be higher than its international share, since it's a U.S.-only product for now, the difference between Amazon's figure and IDC's numbers suggest something's amiss, at least as far as 2012 sales go. (Nexus 7 shipments[View news story]
    Amazon hypes itself every day. Check out insider sales. The cloak of non-disclosure is wrong. This is a public company, unfortunately Jeff Bezos doesn't see it that way
    Aug 30, 2012. 01:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon's (AMZN +7.9%) Q2 results helped Groupon (GRPN +14.8%) in more ways than one. Found within Amazon's 10-Q for the quarter is the news that top Groupon rival LivingSocial, in which Amazon has a 31% stake, posted Q2 revenue of $138M (+133% Y/Y), and an operating loss of $96M. Groupon is currently expected to generate Q2 revenue of $578M, and an operating profit of $73M. (more on AMZN) (transcript)   [View news story]
    Watch insider sales. Amzn speaks glorious of the company, stock skyrockets, they sell, then repost not so good info, stock tanks, they buy. When will the market stop manipulating this stock?
    Jul 28, 2012. 07:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Scoop Up After Your Dog Of An Amazon Rumor  [View article]
    My sentiments exactly. It'll be a lousy quarter..
    Jul 23, 2012. 02:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With Amazon (AMZN) losing money on both Kindle hardware and (in some cases) e-book sales, Farhad Manjoo is wondering what Jeff Bezos' master plan is. He can't figure it out, not when Amazon discloses very little information about the Kindle or the rest of its ops. "Amazon’s [[earnings calls]] are a comedy of opacity and misdirection."   [View news story]
    I see Amazon in the single digits by next year. I think they book sales they do not have. Twice this year an imaginary order was canceled by Amazon--I never placed an order, or even two.
    May 7, 2012. 02:53 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: Finally Getting Its Due  [View article]
    I have been short AMZN for some time and granted I have been scared. I am trusting my gut, not what an analyst from some fund tells me--I see this as a "pump and dump. They talk, there is a short squeeze. I admit, I have purchased items from AMZN-but I do my homework. Once I need a brown telephone wall plate and one of the stores on AMZN had it for $5.00--I checked the same store on EBAY and found it for $2.00. In my years of experience, AMZN is too big for it's own good, it will fall and fall hard.
    Lots of employees, lots of social security tax contributions---oh wait, did they circumvent the law there too? Time to pay state taxes!
    Apr 22, 2012. 03:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The DOJ could reportedly sue Apple (AAPL) and Macmillan today over the alleged fixing of e-book prices while coming to a settlement with Simon & Schuster (CBS), Hachette and HarperCollins (NWSA). Justice wants a deal that would let Amazon (AMZN) and other retailers, not the publishers, decide what to charge customers.   [View news story]
    Just a lot of smoke generated from AMZN--because they need news everyday to prop up their overinflated stock price. Watch AMZN insiders start to pour their shares onto the open market before they collapse.
    Apr 11, 2012. 04:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon (AMZN) slides 3.9% premarket after being downgraded to Equal-Weight from Overweight by previously vocally bullish Morgan Stanley. The bank - which also cut its PT to $190 from $220 - sees decelerating sales growth throughout the year, which will become painfully clear to investors when Amazon delivers guidance following Q1 earnings.    [View news story]
    Oh what a surprise. . . .not!
    Feb 16, 2012. 08:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Beats On Earnings, But What's In The Cloud?  [View article]
    I have been following Amazon for 10 years. I think it's amazing how people who are long have nothing but praise for this company. The "sales" numbers are a combination of all the businesses Amazon has ties with.
    They have payroll, property, etc. I have never believed any of the numbers they have put out. I use Amazon when I find it to be the best price. I actually found a company they use on Ebay--I purchased the item from this company on Ebay because it was 75% less on Ebay then Amazon.
    When Amazon falls, trust me, it will fall hard. The numbers just do not make any sense.
    Be cafefull.

    Feb 2, 2012. 06:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment