The company is killing it on two fronts: selling consumer goods and processing payments.
The Internet retailing pioneer's era of dominance is over. There are other e-commerce companies that provide better investment opportunities.
With the quarter just closed out, here's the scuttlebutt on companies like Amazon, eBay and Facebook.
Hewlett-Packard is downgraded to 'sell' at Goldman, and Groupon is initiated with a 'sell' at UBS.
The 35-year-old offers a share of his life and his career potential on his own exchange for about $13.70.
EBay is upgraded to 'buy,' and Yahoo is downgraded to 'hold.'
Starbucks, Chick-fil-A and others are taking positions -- pro and con -- on the Supreme Court's upcoming rulings.
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