Amazon (AMZN) is facing an antitrust lawsuit from the Federal Trade Commission and 17 states, alleging the e-commerce platform abused its monopoly power by unfairly promoting itself at the expense of third-party retailers who rely on the platform for distribution. It has prompted some questions about whether the suit could results in a break up of the tech giant. D.A. Davidson Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst Tom Forte joins Yahoo Finance to break down impacts of the lawsuit for both the company and for investors. Forte points out how advantageous a potential separation of the company would be. "You could make an argument that the some of the parts are worth more than the whole, if it was broke into a marketplace, a first-party e-commerce company, and cloud computing company, there could be an upside for share holders," Forte explains. Amazon's stock dipped on the news it was being sued. Forte says it is a buying opportunity, citing how Alphabet's (GOOG, GOOGL) stock has traded since it was sued. For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live.
Amazon (AMZN) stock fell today after the Federal Trade Commission filed an anti-trust lawsuit accusing the company of monopolizing online marketplace services. Meanwhile, electric vehicle makers Fisker (FSR) and Rivian (RIVN) saw their shares rise. Fisker's stock is up on the company's announcement that it expects to deliver 300 vehicles daily. Rivian shares gained after a Baird analyst called the stock a "fresh pick." Etsy's (ETSY) shares declined after Evercore lowered its price target on the stock from $105 to $85 per share, although Evercore maintained an "Outperform" rating overall. Yahoo Finance's Josh Lipton and Julie Hyman discusses today's trending tickers. For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) officials have filed an antitrust lawsuit against online retailer Amazon (AMZN), citing the marketplace's anticompetitive practices of promoting its own products over third-party sellers. Yahoo Finance's Dan Howley and Alexis Keenan break down the claims made by the FTC and 17 states and how this could impact Amazon's status as an "online superstore." For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live.