Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) "Buy" Rating Has Just Been Reiterated by William Blair

The institutional investor held 56,995 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $54.79M, up from 56,595 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $1.30 billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 5.3 million shares. Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) has risen 52.08% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 17.33% the S&P500. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending.

Grandeur Peak Global Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Amazon.com, Inc. Wolfe Research raised shares of Amazon.com from a peer perform rating to an outperform rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Amazon Com Inc (Put) now has $755.71 billion valuation. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 2,071,370 shares of the e-commerce giant's stock valued at $2,005,838,000 after acquiring an additional 53,792 shares in the last quarter.

Monsanto Company (MON) have shown a high EPS growth of 6.00% in the last 5 years and has earnings rose of 71.50% yoy. Finally, Essex Financial Services Inc. increased its holdings in Amazon.com by 31.1% in the second quarter. It has outperformed by 164.79% the S&P500. Therefore 83% are positive. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of AMZN in report on Friday, April 29 with "Buy" rating. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 10,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $15,499,000. As per Tuesday, November 22, the company rating was initiated by Berenberg. As per Monday, September 14, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, February 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Cowen & Co. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 24 by Axiom Securities. The rating was upgraded by Guggenheim to "Buy" on Thursday, March 16. It also reduced its holding in Cisco Sys Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 2.52M shares in the quarter, leaving it with 945,300 shares, and cut its stake in Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q3 2017. The company has a current ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. (NASDAQ:XLNX). Pinebridge Invests Lp has 0.03% invested in Xilinx, Inc. Arvest National Bank & Trust Tru Division holds 347 shares. Moreover, Kbc Gru Nv has 0.08% invested in Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) for 450,732 shares. Trillium Asset Mgmt Limited Co holds 130,015 shares or 0.53% of its portfolio. Ls Investment Advisors Limited Liability Corp reported 3,535 shares. 9,510 are owned by Stratos Wealth Prns Limited. Smith Chas P Assoc Pa Cpas accumulated 405 shares. Mawer Invest Mgmt Ltd holds 0.22% or 26,750 shares in its portfolio. Parkwood Llc reported 385,121 shares. Northrock Prtnrs Ltd Llc reported 301 shares. The stock of CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). 2,788 were accumulated by Karp Cap Mngmt Corp. Therefore 35% are positive. Day & Ennis LLC increased its holdings in Amazon.com by 21.3% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a buy rating and issued a $1,385.00 price target (up from $1,375.00) on shares of Amazon.com in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, August 4 by Barclays Capital. On Friday, April 29 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with "Outperform". The firm has "Hold" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Sunday, July 23. Morgan Stanley maintained Amazon.com, Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray given on Wednesday, October 18. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Friday, June 16 with "Buy". Highlander Mngmt Ltd Liability has 0.87% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. Credit Suisse has "Buy" rating and $1410.0 target. The stock has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, February 3.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 insider sales for $45.10 million activity. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.60 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 5,714 shares of company stock valued at $8,462,195. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 283 shares. R. G. Niederhoffer Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Amazon.com during the 2nd quarter valued at about $871,000. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by Zapolsky David. Shares for $795,502 were sold by Reynolds Shelley. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were sold by ALBERG TOM A. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $2.99M was sold by WILKE JEFFREY A. $2.90M worth of stock was sold by Jassy Andrew R on Thursday, February 15.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.10, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 73 investors sold AMZN shares while 549 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 657 raised stakes. Camelot Portfolios reported 1,079 shares stake. Linscomb Williams has 2,687 shares. Susquehanna maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Schaper Benz And Wise Inv Counsel Wi reported 904 shares. Ghost Tree Capital Llc who had been investing in Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $338.74 million market cap company. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 242,207 shares. 160,056 were reported by Generation Invest Mgmt Llp. They expect $0.42 EPS, up 20.00% or $0.07 from last year's $0.35 per share. Robeco Institutional Asset Bv holds 1.08% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. Wms Prtnrs Ltd Liability holds 1,285 shares. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Cypress Asset Mngmt Incorporated Tx owns 1,475 shares for 0.31% of their portfolio.

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