Amazon erases 3.5% gain to turn negative, heads for 8th-straight loss


Shares of Inc. AMZN, +1.88% slipped 0.7% in afternoon trading Friday, erasing earlier intraday gain of as much as 3.5%, to put it on track for the lowest close since March 16, 2020. A lower close would mark the fifth-straight day that the ecommerce giant’s stock gained at least 1% intraday before closing lower, and would also be the eighth-straight decline overall. An eight-day losing streak would be the longest since the eight-day stretch that ended Aug. 5, 2019. The stock has plummeted 26.5% during its current losing streak, the worst performance for the stock over any eight-day period since it lost 28.6% for the period ended Nov. 14, 2008. Amazon’s stock has dropped 46.8% year to date, while the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +1.28% has shed 34.1% and the S&P 500 SPX, +1.36% has given up 21.9%.

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