Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) is National Pension Service’s 4th Largest Position

National Pension Service boosted its holdings in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 3.4% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 329,173 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,838 shares during the quarter. Amazon.com comprises approximately 1.9% of National Pension Service’s portfolio, making the stock its 4th biggest position. National Pension Service owned approximately 0.07% of Amazon.com worth $384,958,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in AMZN. Asset Dedication LLC lifted its stake in Amazon.com by 2.8% in the fourth quarter. Asset Dedication LLC now owns 2,164 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock valued at $2,528,000 after buying an additional 58 shares during the last quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in Amazon.com by 113.6% in the fourth quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 1,692 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock valued at $1,979,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its stake in Amazon.com by 9.6% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 558,105 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock valued at $652,687,000 after buying an additional 48,847 shares during the last quarter. Davis R M Inc. lifted its stake in Amazon.com by 6.5% in the fourth quarter. Davis R M Inc. now owns 2,397 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock valued at $2,803,000 after buying an additional 147 shares during the last quarter. Finally, CWM LLC lifted its stake in Amazon.com by 10.1% in the fourth quarter. CWM LLC now owns 1,447 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock valued at $1,692,000 after buying an additional 133 shares during the last quarter. 60.19% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Shares of AMZN stock opened at $1,495.56 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 1.04 and a quick ratio of 0.76. The firm has a market capitalization of $747,906.94, a price-to-earnings ratio of 243.18, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 7.08 and a beta of 1.54. Amazon.com, Inc. has a twelve month low of $833.50 and a twelve month high of $1,617.54.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The e-commerce giant reported $2.16 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.85 by $0.31. The company had revenue of $60.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $59.85 billion. Amazon.com had a return on equity of 9.23% and a net margin of 1.71%. Amazon.com’s revenue was up 38.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.54 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Amazon.com, Inc. will post 8.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on AMZN shares. Vetr cut Amazon.com from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $1,346.44 price objective for the company. in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Wells Fargo upped their price target on Amazon.com to $1,525.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Goldman Sachs restated a “conviction-buy” rating on shares of Amazon.com in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. UBS upped their price target on Amazon.com to $1,760.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Amazon.com from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 24th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, forty-eight have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $1,477.78.

In related news, CEO Jeffrey A. Wilke sold 500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $1,577.85, for a total transaction of $788,925.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $15,778,500. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Jeffrey A. Wilke sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, February 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,454.37, for a total value of $2,908,740.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 6,214 shares of company stock worth $9,251,120. Corporate insiders own 17.70% of the company’s stock.

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Amazon.com Profile

Amazon.com, Inc engages in the retail sale of consumer products and subscriptions in North America and internationally. The company operates through three segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) segments. It sells merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors, as well as those offered by third-party sellers through physical stores and 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN)

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