Amazon.com(NASDAQ:AMZN) is growing at a rapid clip. In its fourth quarter, the e-commerce giant’s revenue climbed 22% year over year. Even more, the company’s total 2016 sales increased 27%, hitting an impressive $136 billion. But can Amazon keep up its steep growth over the long haul?
Based on the trajectory of global e-commerce sales, Amazon is still barely tapping into a fast-growing trend. In 2016, Amazon’s $136 billion of revenue only represented a small fraction of global online retail sales. In 2016, e-commerce sales worldwide hit $1.9 trillion, up from about $1.5 trillion in 2015.
Data for Amazon is from Morningstar. E-commerce sales estimates are by eMarketer. Chart source: Author.
But wait! This massive addressable market for Amazon can’t continue skyrocketing now that it’s already nearing $2 trillion annually, right? Well, according to eMarketer, annual global e-commerce sales will more double over the next four years, to about $4.1 trillion.
Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.(DNKN)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
The market is treating Chipotle as if it is an Amazon, Tesla, Apple or Google, when in fact all they do is make burritos. With the money it would cost you to buy Chipotle today @ $14 billion dollars you could buy Wendy’s (WEN), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Papa John’s International (PZZA), and Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN). Chipotle would need to generate at least $24 in earnings per share in order to justify the current market cap — they are not even expected to generate half of that next year. Chipotle is expected to report Q1 on April 25 and the market, in my opinion, has already more than priced in good news.
- [By Asit Sharma]
Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) is currently testing a concept in 300 U.S. stores that may surprise many of its investors: a streamlined menu.
- [By WWW.USATODAY.COM]
While McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) and Dunkin’ Brands’ (NASDAQ: DNKN) Dunkin’ Donuts both now sell premium espresso-based beverages along with other fancy coffee drinks, people don’t view those brands the way they see Starbucks. The Seattle-based coffee chain exists in its own world, where it can sell out of $10 cups of whisky-barrel-aged coffee while it opens more than a thousand Reserve stores selling pricier drinks than its normal, already expensive beverage lineup.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Keurigs plight (actually, JABs) is worsening, with the K-cup market slowing to almost no growth now, and Keurig continuing to lose own brands share. Starbucks (SBUX) echoed the notion of a K-cup market slowdown at its seminar on Wednesday (and is guiding for its [consumer packaged goods, or CPG,] growth below recent trends), but it expects to increase its share of total CPG coffee to 20% from 15%. Come early February it will be a year since the closing of the Keurig deal for JAB Holdings. The pressure on JAB is more significant if we take into account the high leverage of the deal (JAB contributed one fourth of the $12Bn price tag). It is a tough predicament. On the one hand we argue that to make that deal work, they need to buy more (own) brands either from the retail channel (that can be extended to CPG: Dunkin (DNKN)? Panera (PNRA)?), or outright buy CPG brands (like the entire Kraft Heinz portfolio, and or Tata Groups Eight OClock brand). But can/how do they fund these deals? Maybe Mars and Warren Buffett (Mars is involved in office coffee with Starbucks), private equity, and or 3G can help? While this note is not about Positive-rated Mondelez, we have mentioned before a scenario where Kraft Heinz buys Mondelez and partly funds the deal by selling its own CPG coffee business (~$3Bn we say) to JAB as well as divests the Mondelez 20% plus stakes in Keurig (North America) and Jacobs Douwe Egberts (Western Europe), which together at this stage are worth ~$7-8Bn. But, yes, JAB will need deep-pocket partners and generous lenders. Net, JAB needs to do something soon.
Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Plug Power Inc.(PLUG)
- [By Kumar Abhishek]
Shares of Plug Power Inc(NASDAQ:PLUG) have gained more than 65% since its earnings release on 9th March. Plug Power Inc’s share price plunged more than 10% on 9th March following a disappointing earnings announcement.For FY2016, Plug Power Inc had posted a net loss of $57.3 million on revenues of $85 million. However, the stock has made a smart comeback since then. Plug Power technical analysis charts show that the stock has breezed past its 50-day and 100-day simple moving averages (SMA) and is currently approaching the 200-day SMA resistance line.
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Ballard Power Systemsalong with alternative energy or fuel cell stock peers like small capsFuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL), Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS) and Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) all peaking in 2014 before falling back; but BLDP and PLUG have picked up steam earlier this year:
- [By Vikram Nagarkar]
The latest short interest data is out, and possibly, the most keenly watched counters would be those of Sunnyvale, California-based Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD), Palo Alto, California-based Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), and New York-based Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG). It has been an eventful month so far for AMD and Tesla, with lots of fresh news coming through. So, let’s quickly look at the latest changes in short interest in these names.
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap FuelCell Energy along withalternative energy or fuel cell stocks like Ballard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ: BLDP), Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS) and Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) all peaking in 2014 with some signs of stabilization early last year before they drifted a bit lower:
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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Autodesk, Inc.(ADSK)
- [By Chris Lange]
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) which traded down about 16% at $109.34. The stocks 52-week range is $68.06 to $130.92. Volume was19.3 million versus the daily average of 1.6 million shares.
- [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]
Computer-aided drawing specialist Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) gained 21% last year, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.
- [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]
CEO of Autodesk Inc (NASDAQ:ADSK) Carl Bass sold 100,000 shares of ADSK on 01/05/2017 at an average price of $76.94 a share. The total sale was $7.7 million.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
For Thursday, watch for Burlington Stores (BURL) and Kroger (KR) , along with AutoDesk (ADSK) and Marvell Technologies (MRVL) . Cramer would be a buyer of all but Kroger, where he’s waiting for the grocery wars to subside.
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Wednesday, technology shares fell 2.51 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), down 15 percent, and Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) down 13 percent.
- [By Craig Jones]
CNBC’s Jim Cramer of “Mad Money” said in the segment of the show called “Lightning Round” that Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) should be bought. He thinks there is nothing wrong with the stock, and he added that piracy, its biggest problem, is being solved.
Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Duke Energy Corporation(DUK)
- [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]
Duke Energy Corp. (DUK), the largest generator of electricity in the nation, is awfully steady.
DUK has more than 7.4 million customers located in hotbeds of growth, and it boasts a generating capacity of 52,697 megawatts. The firm also provides natural gas distribution in many of its main service areas, so Duke is a double threat in that way. Cold winter? Nat gas provides more oomph. Hot summer? Electricity demand spikes.