NS Partners Ltd increased its position in shares of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 12.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 12,525 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock after buying an additional 1,383 shares during the period. Amazon.com accounts for about 1.6% of NS Partners Ltd’s holdings, making the stock its 14th largest position. NS Partners Ltd’s holdings in Amazon.com were worth $11,104,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of AMZN. Stillwater Capital Advisors LLC increased its stake in Amazon.com by 0.4% in the first quarter. Stillwater Capital Advisors LLC now owns 526 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock worth $466,000 after buying an additional 2 shares during the last quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in Amazon.com by 0.7% in the first quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. now owns 289 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock worth $256,000 after buying an additional 2 shares during the last quarter. Round Table Services LLC increased its stake in Amazon.com by 0.3% in the first quarter. Round Table Services LLC now owns 701 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock worth $621,000 after buying an additional 2 shares during the last quarter. Naples Global Advisors LLC increased its stake in Amazon.com by 0.3% in the first quarter. Naples Global Advisors LLC now owns 1,078 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock worth $956,000 after buying an additional 3 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Beaumont Financial Partners LLC increased its stake in Amazon.com by 0.6% in the first quarter. Beaumont Financial Partners LLC now owns 545 shares of the e-commerce giant’s stock worth $483,000 after buying an additional 3 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 62.17% of the company’s stock.

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) traded up 1.16% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $967.99. The company had a trading volume of 3,468,017 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $465.00 billion, a PE ratio of 246.18 and a beta of 1.48. Amazon.com, Inc. has a 52 week low of $710.10 and a 52 week high of $1,083.31. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $998.12 and a 200-day moving average price of $926.08.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The e-commerce giant reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.40 by $1.00. The company had revenue of $37.96 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.18 billion. Amazon.com had a return on equity of 9.38% and a net margin of 1.28%. The company’s revenue was up 24.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.78 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that Amazon.com, Inc. will post $3.83 EPS for the current year.

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A number of brokerages recently issued reports on AMZN. UBS AG lowered shares of Amazon.com from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. TheStreet lowered shares of Amazon.com from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, July 10th. Tigress Financial reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Amazon.com in a report on Wednesday. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Amazon.com in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $1,275.00 price objective on shares of Amazon.com in a report on Friday, July 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, forty-three have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $1,065.61.

In related news, CEO Jeffrey A. Wilke sold 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $969.73, for a total transaction of $3,878,920.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,697,300. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Jeffrey A. Wilke sold 710 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $987.39, for a total value of $701,046.90. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 10,000 shares in the company, valued at $9,873,900. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 10,890 shares of company stock valued at $10,800,023. Corporate insiders own 17.70% of the company’s stock.

Amazon.com Company Profile

Amazon.com, Inc offers a range of products and services through its Websites. The Company operates through three segments: North America, International and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment consists of retail sales of consumer products (including from sellers) and subscriptions through North America-focused Websites, such as www.amazon.com, www.amazon.ca and www.amazon.com.mx.

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

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