|Bid||1,764.10 x 900|
|Ask||1,764.98 x 1100|
|Day's Range||1,763.42 - 1,818.98|
|52 Week Range||1,307.00 - 2,050.50|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.63|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||87.63|
|Earnings Date||Apr 24, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||2,080.05|
Netflix, Hulu, Amazon...U.S. consumers in large numbers are piecing together their media. According to a report out from Deloitte, 43 percent of consumers subscribe to both to streaming services and pay TV. Yahoo Finance's Sibile Marcellus reports.
Apple will host an event at its headquarters on March 25 where it's expected to launch its new streaming video service.
It might signal nothing but the fact that the Fed should never have done the December rate hike. You are not going to be able to find much buying support because algorithmic trading, per se, has no limits. (Home Depot, Amazon and JP Morgan are holdings in Jim Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS member club.
Pinterest will have to pay Amazon Web Services at least $440 million for cloud services usage over the next four and a half years to reach its minimum commitment. The disclosure in its IPO prospectus comes after Lyft said it's spending at least $80 million a year with AWS. In its IPO filing on Friday, Pinterest said that it's committed to spending at least $750 million on Amazon Web Services over the course of a six-year period that ends in July 2023.
Today, we have highlighted three blue-chip stocks that look like buys at the moment amid the market's larger comeback, driven by growth from tech giants such as Netflix (NFLX), Facebook (FB), and Amazon (AMZN).
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Tech stocks have made a spectacular comeback this year but face a number of political and economic risks that could send crashing again.
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Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock sat out most of the rally over the past few months. However, it wasn't alone. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) also didn't join the rally, leaving many to wonder what was causing the hesitation. However, over the past few days, we've seen a big rally of Amazon stock, signaling that its slumber may be coming to an end.Is now the time to buy AMZN stock? * 7 Beaten-Up Stocks to Buy as They Reverse Course Investors first have to ask themselves if they like the company or if they like the stock. Bullish investors who are purely looking to trade Amazon stock are late. Those who were prepared came into this week long and are now raising their stop-losses and locking in some gains.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHowever, if investors like the company, it doesn't hurt to wait until the stock's technicals are becoming more bullish. For investors in that camp, there are plenty of reasons to like Amazon stock. Amazon Stock Is a JuggernautThe best thing about AMZN stock may have been its recent cheapness. Until recently, the shares were almost 20% off their highs, and they stayed there for several months. That gave investors a chance to gobble up Amazon stock while it was on sale.But I understand that the valuation of AMZN, as it always has been, is insane. AMZN, however, is not a traditional company and therefore it is not bound by traditional valuation metrics. I know strict, traditional investors will have a field day with that "exception to the rule" explanation, but it's true. Some investors' unwillingness to acknowledge such exceptions has kept them from buying the market's biggest winners, like Amazon and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX).You didn't have to hold these names for 20+ years or buy shares during their IPOs to reap massive gains. We knew what AMZN and NFLX were all about ten years ago and could have made a massive amount of money going long AMZN stock and NFLX stock. In the last decade, Amazon stock has surged "just" 2,420%, turning $10,000 into a quarter-million dollars, while Netflix has jumped almost 6,000% in the same time frame.Even over the last five years -- when each company's long-term, non-cyclical opportunities had already become clear -- AMZN stock and NFLX have returned about 375% and 500%, respectively. And given all of Amazon's opportunities, owning Amazon stock is worthwhile.Its e-commerce unit has considerable revenue and is already well-known, but its other units are garnering attention, too. Its cloud business, Amazon Web Services, has become one of the most dominant in the industry. Given its huge popularity, its ad business has also become quite attractive. It likely obtains annual cash flow of $10 billion from Prime membership fees, and its Whole Foods acquisition gives Amazon a presence in the grocery sector. Trading AMZN Stock Click to Enlarge From a trading perspective, the time to go long Amazon stock has come and gone. That opportunity presented itself last week before the stock's $80 move. It's now prudent to trim positions in Amazon stock and raise stop-losses.For longer-term investors, AMZN stock is looking much better, now that it has exceeded its 200-day-moving average. It will look even better if it can hold that mark after this fresh breakout.If it can stay above that level, AMZN can begin the process of pushing higher again. Once it climbs over that $1,775-ish level, which kept AMZN in check in November and December, AMZN stock can really start to fly. The next level of interest would come into play near $1,850.Remember, cloud names have been on fire, and Amazon has a significant cloud presence. For the past few quarters, management's outlook has kept bulls at bay. However, AMZN stock is known for gathering momentum after big declines. Amazon stock fell almost 35% from peak to trough in recent month and, historically, has gone on to post big gains after those types of stumbles.I have no reason to bet against AMZN over the long- term. I also have no reason to bet against it in the short-term if it stays above the 200-day.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long AAPL, GOOGL and AMZN. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Retail Stocks That Will Continue to Rebound in 2019 * 5 Stocks To Buy for the Happiest Employees * 7 ETFs for a Millennial Portfolio Compare Brokers The post Amazon Stock Is Finally Breaking Out appeared first on InvestorPlace.
E-Commerce Digest: The Latest on JD, PDD, and ETSY(Continued from Prior Part)Pinduoduo’s revenue has more than tripledIn the past three quarters, no major Chinese e-commerce company has been growing faster than Pinduoduo (PDD). Through its
Mario Draghi: Is another ‘Whatever It Takes’ Moment at Hand?Mario Draghi Today, we got another round of dismal data points from Europe (VGK)(EZU). According to a Markit survey, Germany’s (EWG) March PMI Composite Output Index fell to a
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Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced that it is rolling out video ads to its products, which will play automatically on the devices of its mobile app users.The news was announced by Bloomberg as the e-commerce site has reportedly been beta testing the new functionality for a number of months. The publication added that the release of the ads will take place on both the iOS and Android versions of Amazon's mobile app.The content on the video clips that will show up on users' small screens is dependent on what they search on the e-commerce site. "Convey your brand message with out-stream autoplay video for an engaging ad experience," Amazon writes on its website, suggesting that the move could bolster the e-commerce giant's revenue significantly.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe business adds that its video ads will play automatically when the video is at least 50% visible on screen. The company added that these ads will always be muted as audio playback will require user interaction. Autoplay will be automatically paused if the video is scrolled out of view.Amazon's site made some suggestions regarding how to best attain the customer's attention, including recommending that businesses unveil the core message of the ad within the first five seconds of the video. They also suggest the ad be engaging, even without sound.AMZN stock is down about 1.9% on Friday. More From InvestorPlace * 5 Cloud Stocks to Help Your Portfolio Fly * 10 Stocks on the Rise Heading Into the Second Quarter * 7 Beaten-Up Stocks to Buy as They Reverse Course Compare Brokers The post Amazon Video Ads Coming to a Smartphone Near You appeared first on InvestorPlace.
E-Commerce Digest: The Latest on JD, PDD, and ETSY(Continued from Prior Part)Expanding in China’s less-developed citiesLast year was mixed for JD.com (JD). While its revenue rose ~28% to $67.2 billion, the company swung into a loss of ~$400
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Largely driven by hopes and dreams for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) upcoming streaming offering, Apple stock has rallied in recent weeks. In fact, so far in 2019, Apple stock is up over 24%.Source: Yuanbin Du Via FlickrBut these hopes seem to be misplaced. For a variety of reasons, ranging from a lack of access to many consumers' TVs to a lack of first-mover advantage to a lack of demand for what AAPL reportedly plans to offer, Apple streaming almost definitely won't move the needle for Apple stock. Therefore, I believe that investors should sell Apple stock ahead of the event, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on March 25.Here are the top five reasons (in no particular order) why the streaming product is very unlikely to move the needle for Apple stock.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Apple Stocks Has Tons of CompetitionI've written about the tremendous competition in the sector streaming before in reference to Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock , but it's worth repeating here, since AAPL is about to enter the same space. In a column published by InvestorPlace on Feb 8, I wrote: "The price hike isn't going to help Netflix's battle against its emerging competitors in the streaming space. Disney's (NYSE:DIS) ESPN+, which recently announced that it has 2 million subscribers, Dish's (NASDAQ:DISH) Sling TV, which had 2.4 million subscribers as of November 2018, Hulu, with 25 million subscribers, YouTubeTV, Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), and Plex are among the other services competing for streaming TV dollars." * 7 Beaten-Up Stocks to Buy as They Reverse Course Additionally, later this year, DIS will introduce its own entertainment streaming service, Disney+, and only in the last week , I've discovered a new, free streaming service, Pluto TV, which looks pretty robust.Also, first-mover advantage, i.e. the advantage that the first major product in a category has, is often tremendous. Think of Netflix in video streaming, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) in e-commerce, and the iPod from Apple. All of the efforts to introduce competition to those initial products did not unseat them.In video streaming, AAPL will not even be the second, third, or even fourth mover. Lack of Access to Most Consumers' TVsAAPL did make a deal with Samsung to offer the Apple streaming app on all Samsung TVs. Still, it turns out Samsung TVs have a market share of only 33% in the U.S. smart TV market.Meanwhile, anyone with an Apple device will reportedly get Apple streaming for free, so AAAPL won't get any subscription revenue from its own massive installed base. That presumably includes the owners of Apple TV devices, which had a whopping 15% share of the U.S. market as of the middle of last year.Had AAPL followed my advice and bought Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) in addition to making the deal with Samsung, it would have had access to many more consumers. It also might have been able to make a tremendous amount of money from selling ads.Roku has estimated that a quarter of all TVs in the U.S. had Roku pre-installed, and Roku apparently does not come pre-installed on Samsung TVs. Plus, in August, 27% of Americans who used a device other than a smart TV to watch stream in television utilized Roku, a survey by research firm William Blair found. Apple Streaming Will Not Be Lucrative Enough to Move the NeedleDue to the popularity and high prices of Apple's iPhone, it's not easy to meaningfully improve Apple's financial results with other items. Consequently, it's very difficult for Tim Cook and his staff to move the needle for Apple stock.It looks like even if Apple streaming is wildly successful, it won't meaningfully impact Apple's financial results for some time.Specifically, last month Jefferies analyst Tim O'Shea calculated that, even if 250 million people sign up for the streaming service, "it still would account for only about 5% of the company's revenue that year -- and wouldn't make up for its declining smartphone sales," Boy Genius quoted Business Insider as reporting.As a result of Netflix's low prices and the ever-increasing competition, AAPL can't charge high prices for its service. O'Shea estimated that it would only charge $15 per month for it. If the report about Apple streaming being free for owners of the company's devices is correct, it will really limit the products ability to move the needle for Apple stock. The Channel Bundling Component Won't Be Very PopularIt appears that AAPL hopes that it can make Apple streaming lucrative by using it to sell subscriptions to bundled, paid channels. AAPL will reportedly keep 30% of the revenue from these deals. And, importantly, unlike Amazon, Apple will be able to sell the bundled channels for less than they would cost if consumers had bought them individually.But there are a number of flaws with this plan. Many people already have plenty of content from Netflix and Amazon. Many more have Hulu or Sling. And now Apple is presumably going to offer free content to the owners of Apple devices.First of all, how much content do people need? Secondly, the whole point of cord cutting is to save money. If consumers are paying for Netflix and, say, Hulu, and then add one of Apple bundles and Disney+ for their kids, they're not going to save any money by cutting the cord. For the same amount of money, they could probably have an expensive cable package with TiVo.And that leads me to my next point; many of the people who have enough money to buy Apple's bundles probably already have old-fashioned things called premium cable channels and TiVo.About the only audience that Apple's bundles could have tremendous appeal for are wealthy people living abroad who love American content. But that's a limited audience, and Netflix and Amazon are already filling that niche. A Content Edge May Not Materialize and the Tech Likely Won't WowApple is apparently betting that signing big names, such as Oprah and Steve Carell, to make content for Apple streaming will put it heads and shoulders above the competition.But history shows that big names don't always, or even usually, create big hits or even beat the competition. For instance, was Oprah's OWN cable channel a tremendous hit? Can you even name any of Carrell's projects since he left The Office? Amazon thought it could guarantee hit films by hiring Woody Allen to write them. That didn't work out too well for Jeff Bezos and crew.And even if the content isn't vastly superior, maybe Apple streaming could beat the tremendous competition in the sector if its product had some huge technical edge. But technical innovation has not been a hallmark of AAPL under Cook. Moreover, a large number of reports about the project have emerged, and none of them seems to discuss technology. Therefore, that scenario seems unlikely to play out.For all of the reasons outlined above, Apple streaming does not seem well-positioned to be the savior of Apple stock. Moreover, Apple's crown jewel, the iPhone, is still in trouble, and AAPL is facing threats on other fronts, such as the possibility that content creators will stop paying the App Store's "Apple tax." Therefore, I recommend selling Apple stock now.As of this writing, the author did not own stock in any of the aforementioned companies. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Retail Stocks That Will Continue to Rebound in 2019 * 5 Stocks To Buy for the Happiest Employees * 7 ETFs for a Millennial Portfolio Compare Brokers The post 7 Reasons Why Apple Streaming Won't Move the Needle for Apple Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.