PT in Focus: Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO)

June 27, 2017

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 1.5. This recommendation is offered by Zacks Research. The rating lands on a sliding numerical scale from 1 to 5. A recommendation of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell, and a 1 would signify a Strong Buy. The mean rating may help provide a general sense of analyst sentiment on company shares.

Sell-side analysts taken into consideration by Zacks have also provided price target estimates on shares of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). The highest current target is $1300. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $700. The consensus target price is currently noted at $1071.75. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.

On the earnings front, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $1.38. This is the current consensus figure provided by Zacks. Investors and analysts will be looking for the company to next post earnings on or around 2017-07-27. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $1.48 for the quarter ending 2017-03-31. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of 43.69%.

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 3.28. This recommendation is offered by Zacks Research. The rating lands on a sliding numerical scale from 1 to 5. A recommendation of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell, and a 1 would signify a Strong Buy. The mean rating may help provide a general sense of analyst sentiment on company shares.

Sell-side analysts taken into consideration by Zacks have also provided price target estimates on shares of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO). The highest current target is $22. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $9. The consensus target price is currently noted at $16.376. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.

On the earnings front, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $0.23. This is the current consensus figure provided by Zacks. Investors and analysts will be looking for the company to next post earnings on or around 2017-08-07. Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $0.17 for the quarter ending 2017-03-31. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of 41.67%.

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