Amazon Stock: Jeff Bezos Sells Shares, But Analysts See More Gains Ahead

The chief executive officer Jeff Bezos has sold 454.3K shares in his company’s common stock this week valued at $1.42bn. That represents 0.8% of his total holding.

He sold shares on Monday and Tuesday at a price of around $3150 a share. The founder of the largest e-commerce company currently holds 55M shares.

Amazon stock price soared 69% since the beginning of this week. The shares are up 72% in the last twelve months and grew 490% in the last five years.

Despite the recent rally, the market analysts are seeing strong future fundamentals for the world’s largest online retailer.

AMZN, Inc. daily Stock Chart

Goldman Sachs analyst Heath Terry provided a price target of $4,200, saying that the mass adoption of cloud and e-commerce will provide substantial support to the stock price performance in the coming days and “well beyond the current crisis.”

Cowen analyst John Blackledge sets the price target of $4000 with an outperforms ratings. The analyst says the pandemic lockdown provided a huge surge in demand, driven mainly by grocery and consumables.

On the other hand, Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak expects Amazon stock to hit $3,750 in the coming days.

Amazon has generated second-quarter revenue growth of 40% year over year. It expects third-quarter revenue in the range of $87bn-93bn compared to the consensus estimates for $86.44bn. This represents a revenue increase of around 24-33% year over year.

Commenting on the performance CEO Jeff Bezos said:

We’ve created over 175K new jobs since March and are in the process of bringing 125K of these employees into regular, full-time positions.” He notes that third-party sales in Q2 again grew faster than first-party sales. Headcount rose 4% for the quarter and 34% Y/Y to 876.8K.”

Amazon stock price is currently trading at around $3200. The shares have recently hit an all-time high of $3300.

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