Amazon (AMZN) Reveals Premier Dates for ‘Catastrophe,’ ‘Bosch,’ And Other Original Series

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While Netflix has won high praise for their various original series, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has also slowly been entering the game as well. I myself am a huge fan of their latest series, ‘The Man in The High Castle,’ which I anxiously await the second season of.

Today, to the excitement of many TV watchers, and Amazon Prime members the company has announced the premier dates for several of their original series. Below is a quick rundown of each Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) series and its premier date:

– Catastrophe – April 8
– Bosch – March 11
– The New Yorker Presents – February 16
– Mad Dogs – January 22

For those who do not have Amazon Prime, you will need it to be able to stream any of these series. An Amazon Prime membership is available for just $99 a year.

The stock is up 0.08% or $0.48 following the news, hitting $618.22 per share. About 2.26M shares traded hands. AMZN has risen 45.87% since June 8, 2015 and is uptrending. It has outperformed the S&P500 by 53.35%.

From a total of 26 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock, 22 rate it a “Buy”, 0 a “Sell”, and 4 a “Hold”. This means that 85% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is $850 while the lowest target price is $525. The mean of all analyst targets is $727.12 which is 17.62% above today’s ($618.22) stock price. Amazon.com was the topic of 62 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Credit Suisse maintained shares on January 12 with a “Outperform” rating. Barclays Capital maintained shares with a”Overweight” rating and a $850 target share price in their report from a December 1. Axiom Capital maintained AMZN stock in a recent report from December 28 with a “Buy” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained the rating on October 23. Canaccord Genuity has a “Hold” rating and a $600 price target on shares. Finally, M Partners initiated the stock with a “Buy” rating in a report they issued on a December 15.

The institutional sentiment increased to 1.49 in Q2 2015. It’s up 0.37, from 1.12 in 2015Q2. The ratio increased, as 67 funds sold all their Amazon.com, Inc. shares they owned while 376 reduced their positions. 166 funds bought stakes while 493 increased their total positions. Institutions now own 325.29 million shares which is 4.94% more than the previous share count of 309.99 million in 2015Q2.

Huntington Steele Llc holds 23.61% of its total portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc., equating to 103,872 shares. Tiger Global Management Llc owns 3.19 million shares representing 20.13% of their total US portfolio. Moreover, Tybourne Capital Management Hk Ltd has 18.16% of their total portfolio invested in the company, equating to 504,001 shares. The Washington-based Brighton Jones Llc has a total of 17.93% of their portfolio invested in the stock. Telemark Asset Management Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 100,000 shares owned.

Since May 4, 2015, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 11 selling transactions for a total of $27.04 million in net activity. Stonesifer Patricia Q sold 6,250 shares worth $3.16M. Wilke Jeffrey A sold 5,908 shares worth $3.16M. Reynolds Shelley sold 720 shares worth $381,752. Olsavsky Brian T sold 2,098 shares worth $1.11M. The insider Zapolsky David sold 2,322 shares worth $1.23M.

Amazon.com, Inc. is an e-commerce company. The company has a market cap of $287.45 billion. The Firm sells a range of services and products through its Websites. It has 896.8 P/E ratio. The Company’s products are offered through consumer-facing Websites, which include merchandise and content that it purchases for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers.

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