The company was founded by Jeff Bezos. Amazon.com is traded on Nasdaq as NASDAQ:AMZN. The stock forms a component of NASDAQ-100 and S&P 500.

The company runs retail websites and focuses on selection, price, and convenience for its customers. Both B2C and C2C programs are offered. The main market segment is North America, but the International business keeps growing. The company also operates warehouses in Europe, e.g. in the Czech Republic.

Besides retail services Amazon.com also manufactures and sells Kindle devices.

Many investors consider Amazon.com to be a blue chip stock besides the fact that it doesn’t make enough money. The other criticism includes:

  • P/Es in the triple digits
  • No dividends
  • Margins aren't fully maximized
  • Very low net profit margin (0.46% in 2013)

You can read some of these arguments on Fool.com, Investorplace or Forbes

Jeff Bezos thinks big-picture and leads the company to long-term profits.

Facts about Amazon.com, Inc.

Founded: 1994
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, United States
Industry: E-commerce
Employees: 117300 (2013)
Official website:

Stock information: Amazon.com, Inc.

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Amazon's Alexa can now whisper, bleep out swear words, and change its pitch Friday, 28 April 2017, 6:45 pm

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There's a silver lining in Amazon's slowing AWS growth Friday, 28 April 2017, 6:33 pm

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Wall Street now predicts both Amazon and Alphabet will hit $1000 in the next year Friday, 28 April 2017, 6:11 pm

Thursday night, Alphabet smashed first-quarter earnings and sales estimates, while Amazon saw its quarterly revenue jump 23 percent year over year.

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Italian police say Amazon has evaded 130 million euros of taxes Friday, 28 April 2017, 6:09 pm

MILAN (Reuters) - Milan tax police have told Amazon they believes the world's largest online retailer has evaded around 130 million euros ($142 ...

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Amazon Listing Optimization Friday, 28 April 2017, 6:00 pm

What's THE main goal of every product you list on Amazon? Continuously increase the conversion rate, right? Seems obvious, but too few Sellers are ...

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Amazon is worth so much because AWS is tech's true unicorn Friday, 28 April 2017, 5:42 pm

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Amazon Primed For A Strong Q2, Continued Top-Line Momentum Friday, 28 April 2017, 5:26 pm

After reaching new all-time highs following a first-quarter earnings beat on Thursday, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) just won't slow down.

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Here's what analysts have to say about Amazon's explosive quarter Friday, 28 April 2017, 5:26 pm

Amazon reported earnings on Thursday, handily beating Wall Street expectations on the top and bottom lines, giving the stock a bump up.

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