Amazon (AMZN) - Get Report reports third-quarter results on Thursday after the markets close. Analysts expect earnings of 80 cents a share on sales of $32.7 billion. During the same quarter last year, it reported earnings of 17 cents a share on sales of $25.36 billion. Morningstar analyst RJ Hottovy will be watching for growth in the company's cloud business, Amazon Web Services, as well as fourth-quarter guidance, which accounts for the all-important holiday shopping season. Amazon shares are up 22.4% since the start of the year.