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Shares of (AMZN) - Get, Inc. Report were rising during Thursday morning trading after coverage of the e-commerce giant's stock was initiated at DA Davidson with a "Buy" rating and a $1,300 price target.

The firm assigned a five-year price target on Amazon at $1,800 per share.

DA Davidson analyst Tom Forte contends that Amazon is now "poised to take even more market share in the retail sector," following its $13.4 billion acquisition of health grocer Whole Foods Market. Further, Forte said the move to snatch up the grocer was necessary for Amazon to keep disrupting the retail space.

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And, he expects the company's M&A plans to continue, suggesting potential targets within the grocery categories and in apparel.

Along with its expanding retail footprint, Forte is also bullish on Amazon Web Services, the company's cloud computing unit, and said both would play an integral part in sustaining revenue growth "well into the future" as it leverages AWS to "further separate its efforts from legacy retailers."

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