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Amazon bans incentivized reviews tied to free or discounted products

Amazon is making a significant change to its Community Guidelines, the company said in a blog post, which will eliminate any incentivized reviews, unless they are facilitated through the Amazon Vine program. "Here's how Vine works: Amazon - not the vendor or seller - identifies and invites trusted and helpful reviewers on Amazon to post opinions about new and pre-release products; we do not incentivize positive star ratings, attempt to influence the content of reviews, or even require a review to be written; and we limit the total number of Vine reviews that we display for each product. Vine has important controls in place and has proven to be especially valuable for getting early reviews on new products that have not yet been able to generate enough sales to have significant numbers of organic reviews. We also have ideas for how to continue to make Vine an even more useful program going forward. Details on that as we have them." Reference Link

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AMZN Amazon.com
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MAXM
09/28/16
NO CHANGE
Target $940
MAXM
Update: Amazon.com price target raised to $940 from $825 at Maxim
Maxim analyst Tom Forte raised Buy rated Amaxon.com's price target to $940 from $825 following a rollout of projections to 2026 from 2025 combined with an increase in long-term sales and margin projections to reflect increased efforts in apparel and grocery. Forte increased his 2017 sales forecast to $168B from $166B, EBITDA projection to $19.3B from $19.1B, and raised his 2017 earnings estimate to $8.64 from $8.49.
09/30/16
GUGG
09/30/16
INITIATION
Target $950
GUGG
Buy
Amazon.com initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim
Guggenheim analyst Robert Drbul initiated Amazon.com with a Buy and a $950 price target as he expects the company to remain both a leader and beneficiary of the ongoing e-commerce consumer spending evolution. He expects Amazon to claim ~25% of the domestic e-commerce market by 2017, but just 3% of the total retail market. Further, Drbul expects AWS to remain a key profit and share driver and is encouraged by improved results in in International.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Amazon.com (AMZN) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim. 2. Wal-Mart (WMT) initiated with an Overweight at KeyBanc and a Buy at Guggenheim. 3. Harley-Davidson (HOG) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies. 4. Coach (COH) was initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim while the firm initiated Michael Kors (KORS) with a Neutral. 5. First Solar (FSLR) initiated with a Buy at Williams Capital. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Baird says impact on eBay from Facebook's Marketplace likely limited for now
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said Facebook's (FB) launch of its long-anticipated peer-to-peer commerce platform, "Marketplace," came "much later" than he anticipated, but he still thinks Facebook is well positioned to compete in consumer shopping. Facebook's latest e-commerce effort will create headlines around competitive pressure, but Sebastian thinks Amazon (AMZN) and eBay (EBAY) will be "minimally impacted" in the near term given their scale, brand awareness, and much more advanced e-commerce capabilities. eBay may be most exposed, but the analyst also notes that 80% of its listings are new products, which may have limited overlap with Facebook listings.

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