SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. reported second-quarter profit Thursday of $2.53 billion.
On a per-share basis, the Seattle-based company said it had profit of $5.07.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.49 per share.
The online retailer posted revenue of $52.89 billion in the period, falling short of Street forecasts. Fourteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $53.45 billion.
For the current quarter ending in October, Amazon said it expects revenue in the range of $54 billion to $57.5 billion. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $58.24 billion.
Amazon shares have climbed 55 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has increased 6 percent. After the results were released Thursday, its shares rose more than 2 percent to $1,848.80.
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