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  • 01/16/2018 08:00:00

    Amazon's stock jumps toward 10th-straight gain to another record

    Amazon.com Inc.'s stock surged 2.2% to another record high, as it heads for the longest win streak in 4 1/2 years, after another analyst price target increase. The stock is on track for a 10th-straight gain--it has gained every session so far in 2018--which would be the longest such streak since the 10-day streak ending July 12, 2013. The stock has rocketed $164.29, or 14%, during the streak, to boost the e-commerce giant's market capitalization by about $79.2 billion to $642.70 billion. On Tuesday, BMO Capital analyst Daniel Salmon raised his stock price target to $1,600, which is the highest among the 48 analysts surveyed by FactSet. Amazon's stock has run up 32.5% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has gained 9.7%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 01/16/2018 07:36:57

    Amazon stock rises after BMO raises price target to new Street high

    Shares of Amazon.com Inc. gained 1.8% in Tuesday morning trading after analysts at BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on shares to $1,600, the highest among analysts tracked by FactSet. The analysts, led by Daniel Salmon, are upbeat about Amazon's advertising opportunities and believe that the ad business represents an $18 billion total addressable market "in the midterm." He thinks Amazon could eventually generate 22% of its total gross merchandise value from direct response ads. Separately, analysts at Oppenheimer raised their price target to $1,450 and named Amazon their "top large-cap pick" for the year. "Amazon is best positioned among our large-cap universe to benefit from secular trends - shift to e-commerce, public cloud, automation and digital advertising - further supported by an improving global macroeconomic backdrop and domestic tax reform," wrote the analysts, led by Jason Helfstein. Amazon shares have gained 11.6% so far this year, compared with a 4.8% gain for the S&P 500 Index .Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 12/14/2017 07:24:47

    PayPal stock rises as analyst cheers Venmo opportunities

    Shares of PayPal Holdings Inc. gained 0.5% in premarket trading Thursday after an analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets named the payment-processor a "key idea" for 2018. KeyBanc's Josh Beck is upbeat on the company's efforts to monetize its Venmo peer-to-peer payment platform by letting users pay for e-commerce items using the Venmo app. " The Pay with Venmo opportunity brings in incremental customers with higher profit margins and is well positioned to scale," he wrote in a note to clients Wednesday. Beck has a $90 price target on PayPal shares. His other "key idea" in payments is Vantiv Inc. , as he sees opportunities for the company to drive better-than-expected synergies from its Worldpay deal. PayPal shares have gained 88% so far in 2017, while Vantiv's stock is up 23%. The S&P 500 also rose 23% in that time.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 11/28/2017 09:03:57

    BlackRock, Pimco and others boycott BCP bond

    Two of the worldÂ’s biggest fixed income investors, BlackRock (BLK) and Pimco, have decided to boycott an issue of Tier 2 bonds by Banco Comercial Portugues, which is due to price tomorrow, as a protest against the Portuguese authoritiesÂ’ treatment of Novo Banco bondholders. The two institutions are also joined by four smaller fund managers, Attestor Capital, CQS, River Birch Capital and York Capital.

  • 11/08/2017 05:58:40

    UPDATE: Digital Ally shares surge 36% premarket after company puts itself up for sale

    Digital Ally Inc. shares jumped 36% in premarket trade Wednesday, after the video recording equipment and analytic software company said it is exploring its strategic alternatives including a possible sale of the company. The Lenexa, Kansas-based company said options include "monetizing its patent portfolio and related patent infringement litigation against Axon Enterprise, Inc. ("Axon," formerly known as TASER International, Inc.) and Enforcement Video, LLC d/b/a WatchGuard Video ("WatchGuard"), the sale of the company as a whole, or the sale of select properties or groups of properties or individual businesses." The company has retained Roth Capital as adviser and has already received several unsolicited inquiries involving a variety of possible deals. Shares have fallen 57% in 2017, while the S&P 500 has gained about 16%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

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