Looking at the investment case for Amazon stock today, there’s a lot to like, in my view. I think the biggest appeal of the company is the growth it’s generating in its cloud computing division, AWS.
In the first quarter of 2022, revenue in this segment came in at $18.4bn, up 37% year-on-year. Looking ahead, I expect cloud revenues to continue rising rapidly. This section of the market is projected to grow by around 15-20% a year over the next five years and Amazon is the sector’s leader with a 33% share.
Is it beneficial to invest in Amazon?
Amazon has indeed delivered high revenue growth since going public in 1997, making investors optimistic about future performance. 1 This growth has also caused investors to overlook the company’s unwillingness to generate sustained net profits.
Can I buy 1 share of Amazon stock?
Investing in Amazon stock is expensive: A single share costs well over $3,000, as of January 2022. If you don’t have that much upfront, make sure you pick a brokerage that enables you to buy fractional shares, or portions of individual stock. Not all do.
Can you invest $1 in Amazon?
Amazon’s share price is more than $3,500. But the claims that you can invest in big-name companies with as little as $1 or $5 are actually legit. The concept is known as fractional shares, and it’s a game-changer for beginning investors.