Posts Tagged ‘AMZN’

Increased Put Options Review Before Earnings (CRM, VMW, JNPR, NFLX, AMZN)

An article in Barron’s this weekend against Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) and the risks associated with chasing its 100-times forward earnings multiple is adding some weight on the shares of several key high-flying tech shares ahead of this week’s earnings. Virtualization leader VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) is reporting earnings after the close on Monday and Thomson [...]

Amazon Speculators Move to Options (AMZN)

It looks as though equity traders in high-priced shares are becoming speculative options traders.  Look no further than Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today.  At Noon EST the stock itself is up almost 0.6% at $178.23 and we have already hit 5.7 million shares. Here is the volume in DEC-2010 CALLS as of NOON EST, with [...]

Investors React to Amazon Q2 Spending in Pre-Market Trading

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) stocks were down this morning during pre-market trading as a result of the company’s second quarter earnings, which were released yesterday, falling far under investor expectations.  The company is down 11.37% at $106.42 at 8:35 AM EST, compared to $120.07 at market closing.  Amazon features a 52 week trading range of $77.51 [...]

Dual Flop in Seattle Earnings Reactions (MSFT, AMZN)

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) are both experiencing a “Sell The News” trading this morning after earnings. Microsoft beat earnings at $0.45 EPS on $14.5 billion in sales versus $0.42 on $14.48 billion expected from Thomson Reuters.  The closely watched online operations revenue rose to $566 million from $507 million last [...]

Like Clockwork… Using Options Over Stock (AAPL, GOOG, AMZN, RIMM)

It is always interesting to see how traders and investors take their options trading action the first trading day after an options expiration date.  We are seeing an almost instant maneuvering into many of the January-2009 CALL options of active and volatile stocks in the NASDAQ 100 by traders and investors today.  This is being [...]

Amazon Clubbed on Barron’s Slap (AMZN)

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) took a hit from Barron’s this weekend in a pieces called “Amazon’s Daunting Challenge.”  The publication noted that Amazon.com deserves Wall Street’s admiration, but its stock is way too rich. It further noted that even under the best scenario, the shares could tumble.  Shares were already down more than $10 from [...]

Amazon.com Hitting New Highs (AMZN)

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) blew through earnings estimates with $0.45 EPS on a 27% revenue gain of $5.45 billiov, Thomson Reuters was at $0.33 EPS and $5.03B in revenues.  The guidance was $8.12 to $9.12 billion vs. $8.12 billion estimates. FULL NEWS at 24/7 Wall Street.  At 5:26 last night we had shares at $107.56, [...]

After-Hours Best & Worst (AMZN, BRCM, COF, SPWRA, SYNA)

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is a screamer after the close after the online retail giant posted $0.45 EPS on a 27% revenue gain of $5.45 billion, Thomson Reuters was at $0.33 EPS and $5.03B in revenues.  The guidance was $8.12 to $9.12 billion vs. $8.12 billion estimates. FULL NEWS at 24/7 Wall Street.  AMZN: $107.56, [...]

PREMARKET ALERT: Amazon (AMZN)

Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) shares are down nearly 6 percent to $88.29 in early premarket trading of fewer than 10,000 shares as of 8 a.m. Eastern. The stock was one of the most active issues after hours. It reported in-line EPS of 32 cents a share, with revenue of $4.65 billion, slightly below expectations of [...]

After-Hours Volume Spike: Amazon.com (AMZN)

Shares of Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) are trading lower in after-hours trading this Monday afternoon.  The direct reason is its key shipping partner’s earnings warning. The company hasn’t issued any new news, but the earnings warning from United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) and the comments about softening demand “on lower than expected package volume”  are adding [...]