Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Amazon.com

(

AMZN

) as a pre-market laggard candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Amazon.com as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • AMZN has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $3.8 billion.
  • AMZN traded 80,786 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 7:27 AM.
  • AMZN is down 9.2% today from yesterday's close.

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More details on AMZN:

Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. It operates through the North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) segments. AMZN has a PE ratio of 84. Currently there are 26 analysts that rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Amazon.com has been 4.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Amazon.com has a market cap of $281.8 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. The stock has a beta of 1.46 and a short float of 1.3% with 0.75 days to cover. Shares are down 11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Amazon.com as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has greatly exceeded that of the S&P 500, but is less than that of the Internet & Catalog Retail industry average. The net income increased by 118.1% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$437.00 million to $79.00 million.
  • AMZN's revenue growth trails the industry average of 37.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 23.2%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • AMAZON.COM INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, AMAZON.COM INC swung to a loss, reporting -$0.54 versus $0.58 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.89 versus -$0.54).
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 117.89% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 93.44% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Looking ahead, however, we cannot assume that the stock's past performance is going to drive future results. Quite to the contrary, its sharp appreciation over the last year is one of the factors that should prompt investors to seek better opportunities elsewhere.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. When compared to other companies in the Internet & Catalog Retail industry and the overall market, AMAZON.COM INC's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

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