Goldman expects Amazon to report Q3 results above consensus expectations
Goldman Sachs analyst Heath Terry expects Amazon.com to report Q3 results above consensus expectations after the close on October 24. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on the shares, which are on his firm's Conviction List, while slightly reducing his 12-month price target to $2,350 from $2,400. Record retail store closures, investments in faster delivery, Web Services infrastructure and service expansion, and recovering momentum in the advertising business point to the potential for further growth acceleration and upside to consensus revenue expectations in Q3 and beyond, Terry tells investors in a pre-earnings research note. While this comes at the expense of near-term operating profits, investors will continue to "place a premium on quality growth," driving further stock price outperformance, contends the analyst.