I Know First Review: Amazon May 14, 2017

I Know First Review

On May 14, 2017, our weekly newsletter was sent out to all I Know First subscribers, which can be found here. In this I Know First Review, we look back on the newsletter’s highlight of an article summary and performance of Amazon stock since our forecast on December 20, 2016.

Amazon has been diversifying its services outside of e-commerce. The emergence of Amazon Go to create a “Just Walk Out” shopping experience has been generating a lot of interest. Along with Amazon’s impressive revenue growth rate, I Know First wrote a bullish article on December 20, 2016. Since the forecast’s release, the stock has increased by 25.5%.

Although Amazon Go is currently available only to Amazon employees, the potential could change the retail market. If the concept proves successful, this new shopping experience could put an end to checkout lines.  Upon leaving stores, customers will be billed automatically of the items chosen using AI technology. The future looks bright as we await for its opening to the public. Since missing the third quarter expectation, Amazon has surpassed analyst’s expectations for the fourth quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.  Amazon’s earnings per share exceeded analyst’s expectations by as much as 36%.