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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)
An SI Board Since May 1997
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Emcee:  Glenn Petersen Type:  Moderated
Amazon.com, Inc. (stock symbol: AMZN) completed its initial public offering in May 15, 1997, when it raised gross proceeds of $54 million through the sale of 3,000,000 shares of common stock at $18.00 per share, which gave the company a valuation of approximately $440 million. The shares have since been split three times: 2 for 1 on June 2, 1998; 3 for 1 on January 5, 1999; and 2 for 1 on September 2, 1999. The split-adjusted price of the IPO shares is $1.50.

Since its inception, Amazon has become the world’s preeminent and innovative e-commerce retailer. Starting out as an online seller of books, Amazon Marketplace has expanded its product offerings and now accounts for 5% of all retail spending in the United States. According to Slice Intelligence, it captured 43% of all dollars spent online in 2016. It sells private-label goods, merchandise purchased for resale from a wide variety of vendors, as well as merchandise sold on behalf of third-party sellers. Amazon’s e-book reader, the Kindle, dominates the e-reader market. It sells the books of third-party publishers, as well as books acquired and published under the Amazon imprint. Kindle Direct Publishing is an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store.

Amazon has invested heavily in its logistics and distribution network. It owns a fleet of airplanes and has set the standard for utilizing robotics in its warehouses. It is a pioneer in the development of drones that it plans to use for direct deliveries to its customers.

Amazon Prime is a paid subscription service ($99 per year) that gives Amazon customers access to free two-day shipping, as well as access to unlimited streaming of Amazon’s libraries of movies, television episodes and music; and other services.

It has also become the leader in the cloud computing marketplace through its Amazon Web Services (AWS) division. According to the Synergy Research Group, AWS has a 45% share of the public cloud infrastructure market – more than Microsoft, Google and IBM combined.

Amazon Echo is a smart speaker that connects to a voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant service Alexa, which responds to the name “Alexa.” The device is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic and other real time information. It can also control smart devices, using itself as a home automation hub. Perhaps most importantly, it can be used to order products from Amazon.

Amazon recently made an offer to acquire Whole Foods, an event that may totally disrupt the grocery business.

This board has been created for the purpose of discussing Amazon.com’s stock price, financial prospects and actual results, the merits of its business model, the amazon.com experience and Internet retail websites in general. It is neither a Bulls nor a Bears board and all opinions are welcome.

The board is moderated and my expectation is that everyone will be civil to one another. Pretend that your mother is reading the board and that she knows your virtual handle. No name calling and please avoid engaging in political commentary unless it has a specific bearing on Amazon.com.

SEC filings: sec.gov

Amazon’s Investor Relations page: phx.corporate-ir.net








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163990At the end of the 2-hour program, this program is also available on Amazon PrimeSr K-an hour ago
163989Amazon.com Subject of Frontline, 2/18/2020, I can't see it as a repeat, so Sr K-3 hours ago
1639882:45 PM <b>Amazon Up Slightly, Microsoft Edges Lower on JEDI Injunction&lSr K-last Thursday
163987I wouldn't be surprised if it also led to negotiating for other Geffen assetSr K-last Wednesday
163986Jeff Bezos Buys David Geffen’s Los Angeles Mansion for a Record $165 Million SirWalterRalegh-last Wednesday
163985Jeff Bezos Buys David Geffen’s Los Angeles Mansion for a Record $165 Million ThSr K-last Wednesday
163984Today's post was wrong, it was not an ATH. The highest AMZN high yesterday Sr K-last Wednesday
163983ATH $2,178 + Editing, another ATH > 2,180Sr K2last Wednesday
163982New ATH on strong opening, 2/11/2020 Editing, to say on strong followthrough. USr K2February 11
163981And another, 2/10/2020,, $2,135.60 ATH The close was $2,133.91Sr K-February 10
163980Amazon's stock surges 2.6% toward 3rd-straight record close, and 4th record Sr K-February 10
163979Another ATH this afternoon, $2,132.86Sr K1February 10
163978ATH today, $2,127.61Sr K2February 10
163977ATH today, $2098.53Sr K1February 7
163976ATH of $2,082.71 so far, still during the trading day. But currently, a pullbacSr K-February 7
163975After Apple, Amazon reportedly in talks with Goldman Sachs about fintech tie-up Glenn Petersen-February 6
163974ccn.com Talks mainly about Buffett’s Apple stock but mentions Amazon holdings tRiskmgmt1February 6
163973dupSr K-February 4
163972ATH 2,059.80 Close 2,049.67Sr K2February 4
163971Main sponsor of the Super Bowl post game show. Rerunning the humorous ad on whatSr K-February 2
163970Amazon reveals new details about its federal tax bill in shot across the bow at Glenn Petersen-January 31
163969Amazon tops 150M paid Prime subscribers globally after record quarter for memberGlenn Petersen1January 30
163968Amazon soars after huge earnings beat Published Thu, Jan 30 20203:32 PM EST UpdGlenn Petersen1January 30
163967Amazon.com shares jumped 12% to $2,088 in after-hours trading, adding more than Sr K3January 30
163966Amazon partners with thousands of mom-and-pop stores in India Manish Singh@refsGlenn Petersen1January 19
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