Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Amazon.com

(

AMZN

) as a new lifetime high 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 $3.2 billion.
  • AMZN has traded 162,717 shares today.
  • AMZN is trading at a new lifetime high.

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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 861. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Recommends

The average volume for Amazon.com has been 4.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Amazon.com has a market cap of $286.4 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. The stock has a beta of 1.33 and a short float of 1.8% with 1.35 days to cover. Shares are up 98.8% 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 robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • AMZN's revenue growth trails the industry average of 46.3%. 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.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.66, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $2,610.00 million or 47.70% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, AMAZON.COM INC's average is still marginally south of the industry average growth rate of 53.27%.
  • 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. Compared to other companies in the Internet & Catalog Retail industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, AMAZON.COM INC underperformed against that of the industry average and is significantly less than that of the S&P 500.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 117.89% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 80.18% 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.

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