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Bull vs. Bear: Amazon.com

By Matthew Argersinger – Updated Apr 7, 2017 at 12:01PM

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With its stock price hitting an all-time high and trading for more than 300 times earnings, can Amazon.com (AMZN 2.08%) continue to defy gravity? Can the Kindle Fire, Amazon Prime, Amazon Web Services, and other initiatives help Amazon maintain, or even expand, its impressive top-line growth? When will big gains on the revenue side finally show up in Amazon’s profits? Most importantly, can Amazon’s stock still be a profitable investment from here?

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Matthew Argersinger has the following options: long JAN 2014 $200 calls on Amazon.com, short JAN 2014 $200 puts on Amazon.com, and short SEP 2012 $75 puts on Netflix. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com, Netflix, and PepsiCo. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Amazon.com, eBay, Netflix, and PepsiCo. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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