Amazon and These 2 S&P 500 Bellwethers Attracting Strong Investing Interest

The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) is down today by a minute 0.10% and stands at 1,280. Here are three better performing stocks.

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN): The past month has been difficult for Amazon as retail sales have lagged across the board. But Amazon got a nice bounce today as investors see troubles at Best Buy favoring online giants┬ásuch as Amazon. AMZN shares recently traded at $184.07, up $6.46, or 3.64%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $160.59 to $246.71. Volume today was 4,121,637 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 6,550,630 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 97.03, while trailing earnings are $1.90 per share.

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Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE): After a Doomsday Day in December, Expedia has been remarkably consistent, and stagnant, ever since. Investors are worried about Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) new move to place Google Flight above internet travel sites, but some of the selloff may have been overdone in the short term. EXPE shares recently traded at $29.51, up $0.74, or 2.57%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $27.28 to $65.78. Volume today was 3,206,698 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 2,296,600 shares.

J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP): J.C. Penney was hurt yesterday just like every other retailer based on disappointing holiday sales. But they have gained almost all of those losses back today. JCP shares recently traded at $34.97, up $1.2, or 3.55%. They have traded in a 52-week range of $23.44 to $41.00. Volume today was 3,704,234 shares versus a 3-month average volume of 4,068,120 shares. The company’s trailing P/E is 38.22, while trailing earnings are $0.92 per share.

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