For the first quarter, Amazon forecast sales of $12 billion to $13.4 billion, and operating results between a loss of $200 million and a profit of $100 million, "or between 162% decline and 69% decline compared with first quarter 2011."
The current average analysts' estimate is for earnings of 33 cents a share in the first quarter on sales of $13.41 billion.
The stock was last quoted at $177.50, down 8.7%, on volume of more than 4.4 million, according to Nasdaq.com.
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