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Should We Worry About Amazon?

Make no mistake: (Nasdaq: AMZN  ) is an online retail powerhouse that's disrupting the entire retail space, and as a stock, it has a lot of bulls. But it would be irresponsible if we talked about a stock as frequently discussed as this one without discussing the very real bear aspect, too.

In this video, Motley Fool analyst Joe Magyer discusses Amazon's almost prohibitively high cost based on its high ratios, and how other companies with their own online ecosystems -- such as Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL  ) and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG  ) -- won't be the pushovers that Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS  ) was, even despite how efficiently Amazon has been beating traditional retailers and building its moat in the e-commerce sector as the first mover.

Everyone knows Amazon is the big bad wolf in the retail world right now, but at its sky-high valuation, most investors are worried it's the company's share price that will get knocked down instead of its competitors'. We'll tell you what's driving the company's growth, and how to know when to buy and sell Amazon, in our new premium report. Our report also has you covered with a full year of free analyst updates to keep you informed as the company's story changes, so click here now to read more.

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  • Report this Comment On November 25, 2012, at 1:56 PM, lgcret wrote:

    Just like every other analyst, an opinion is given based on WHAT IF, and that is just wasted rhetoric, whether it is spoken or written.

    You have followed the way other analysts have written the demise of Apple, because of "intense competition", and that in itself is poor judgement if not ignorance.

  • Report this Comment On November 25, 2012, at 2:42 PM, RadarTheKat wrote:

    The worst sort of business is one that grows rapidly, requires significant capital to engender the growth, and then earns little or no money.

    - Warren Buffett

  • Report this Comment On November 25, 2012, at 3:21 PM, EquityBull wrote:

    Buffett nailed it. He is usually right. I am sure we will be seeing a 75% plus correction in amazon stock within the next 12-24 months if not sooner. 15 years and still not making money.

    If I was Bozo's I would do the mother of all secondary offerings here and raise at least 50 billion. That alone is worth more than amazons real value here. Take advantage of the irrational market before too late.

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