E-commerce giant Amazon just made the top tier of the Fortune 500 for the first time. It also raised the price of its Prime service from $99 a year to $119, and many analysts are optimistic about the change. In a note to clients, Doug Anmuth of JPMorgan said, "We do not expect the company to get much push-back from consumers given the increasing value of the service."
The stock has generally been increasing in value too, so if you had invested in Amazon early on, your investment would have paid off. Your initial outlay of $1,000 in 2008 would be worth more than $20,000 as of May 25, according to CNBC calculations, or over 20 times as much, including price appreciation and dividend gains reinvested.
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