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Goldman Sachs raises Amazon forecast by $130 to $1,050 on cloud computing surge

Amazon shipping center in Schertz, Texas
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Amazon shipping center in Schertz, Texas

Goldman Sachs' Heath Terry predicts Amazon will report sales that will top estimates for the September quarter as its cloud computing revenue rises. As a result he is increasing his 12-month price target to $1,050 from $920, which represents 28 percent upside from Friday's close.

"Expect continued growth momentum in AWS & Retail," Terry wrote in a note to clients Monday.

"We believe the risk-reward remains favorable as investments in web services, infrastructure and logistics result in share gains, cash flow growth and continued high returns on investment."

Amazon is scheduled to announce third-quarter financial results Thursday.