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Bezos’s Sales of Amazon Stock Reach $3.45 Billion in a Week

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Feb 2020

Bezos’s Sales of Amazon Stock Reach $3.45 Billion in a Week

Stock disposals by Amazon.com Inc.’s founder and chief executive officer over the past week have reached 1.7 million shares, or $3.45 billion, according to the latest round of regulatory filings. The stock has ticked higher regardless, gaining 9.6% since Jan. 30, the day before his sales began. The transactions are part of a pre-arranged trading plan. An Amazon spokesman declined to comment. That brings Bezos’s...

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4 Reasons I Just Bought More Amazon Stock

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Jan 2020

4 Reasons I Just Bought More Amazon Stock

I’ve owned Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) for several years and recently bought more shares. Some people assume a high-flying growth business like Amazon can’t be undervalued because it has a big valuation relative to its current earnings and cash flows. But what really matters is the future cash flow stream. I think Amazon shares reflect modest long-term expectations for that cash flow stream relative to what I...

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Amazon share price: Where next in 2020?

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Jan 2020

Amazon share price: Where next in 2020?

The bull case remains strong for Amazon.com, Inc., whose stock value has catapulted over 1,300% in the last decade. Still, there are a few things bears would like you to note. Jeffrey Bezos, the chief executive and founder of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), might have lost a sizeable chunk of his fortune in a divorce settlement to his ex-wife last year, but he still ended...

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Here are 3 reasons why Amazon won the holiday shopping season

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Dec 2019

Here are 3 reasons why Amazon won the holiday shopping season

Amazon shares surged the day after Christmas after both the e-commerce giant and third-party reports showed strong holiday sales for online sellers. Mastercard SpendingPulse said that overall retail sales rose 3.4% in the period from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24. Online sales surged 18.8%, better than last year’s growth of 18.4% as e-commerce continues to take up a greater share of overall retail sales, clocking...

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Amazon shares rise amid reports of record holiday sales

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Dec 2019

Amazon shares rise amid reports of record holiday sales

Amazon’s stock had the biggest advance on the S&P 500 Index after the e-commerce giant said its holiday season this year was “record-breaking,” with billions of items shipped and “tens of millions” of devices like the Echo Dot sold. Five million new customers started Prime free trials or paid memberships globally, while the number of items that were delivered with one-day or same-day shipping quadrupled...

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Amazon share price slips after first profit drop in two years

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Oct 2019

Amazon share price slips after first profit drop in two years

Amazon’s share price fell 2.4 per cent to $1738.2 on the Nasdaq after billionaire Jeff Bezos’ company’s profits fell for the first time in two years yesterday. Earnings dropped to $2.13bn (£1.66bn) in the three months to the end of September, down from $2.88bn this time last year. The 26 per cent fall in profit was down to Amazon spending big on free shipping and...

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Amazon Showroom gives you a glimpse of your virtual dream home

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Aug 2019

Amazon Showroom gives you a glimpse of your virtual dream home

If you find shopping for furniture a real hassle, Amazon’s latest interactive feature could save you schlepping around your local department store on the hunt for a new floor lamp. Called Amazon Showroom, the feature allows you to ‘try before you buy’, by helping you visualize furniture in a virtual living room, that you can customise to look just like your own. With the ability...

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Jeff Bezos sells Amazon stock worth $2.8 billion last week

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Aug 2019

Jeff Bezos sells Amazon stock worth $2.8 billion last week

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos offloaded $990 million worth of shares in the company last Thursday and Friday, taking the total value of shares sold last week to $2.8 billion. In the last three days of July, Bezos has sold stock worth about $1.8 billion, regulatory filings (here) with the Securities and Exchange Commission showed. Amazon declined to comment on Bezos’ stock...

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Amazon Primed: ‘Bad’ Q2 Results, Prime Day Data, Environmental Red Flag

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Jul 2019

Amazon Primed: ‘Bad’ Q2 Results, Prime Day Data, Environmental Red Flag

‘Amazon Primed’ is a short recap of the larger stories that dominated the headlines this week surrounding everyone’s favourite cardboard abuser, Amazon.  Amazon shares dipped 3.5% despite decent numbers for Q2. With no Prime Day numbers included, sales have risen +20% to +$63 billion in three months. Profits however did not meet expectations, hence the plunge. Despite an increase of 4%, the figure was just shy of Wall Street’s...

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Amazon donates $3 million to Virginia homeless group as HQ2 pushes home prices up 17%

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Jun 2019

Amazon donates $3 million to Virginia homeless group as HQ2 pushes home prices up 17%

Amazon is donating millions to address homelessness in Northern Virginia, where its new headquarters has already driven up the cost of housing. The mega-retailer will give $3 million to the Arlington Community Foundation in Virginia to “increase access to affordable housing for low-income families and veterans,” and $5 million to the nonprofit developer Plymouth Housing in Seattle to provide permanent housing to people who are...

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