Amazon.com (AMZN) – Get Report noticed a number of analysts carry their share-price targets forward of the web retail big’s second-quarter earnings report, scheduled for Thursday.The coronavirus pandemic has boosted the corporate’s efficiency, as customers caught at house are doing their buying on-line.Bank of America raised its price goal to $3,280 from $3,000, Wells Fargo hiked its goal to $3,600 from $3,000 and Wedbush went to $3,500 from $3,050, sustaining its outperform ranking.Amazon shares not too long ago traded at $3,044.27, up 1.2%. The stock has jumped 65% thus far this 12 months, in comparison with 17% for the Nasdaq Composite.As for analyst views, “Covid-19 and the stay-at-home response for many consumers should result in substantial revenue upside in Q2, with the company’s burgeoning grocery business likely a key driver,” Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter wrote in a commentary. And that’s more likely to proceed, he stated. “We expect many consumers to remain reticent to return to normal consumption patterns so long as the threat of infection is meaningful.”Amazon has stated it is spending about $four billion on efforts associated to worker security amid the coronavirus pandemic. That is a wise transfer, Pachter stated. “And [we] think that the goodwill engendered with its employees by increasing their wages will pay dividends in the future, when things return to normal.”To make certain, “despite our optimism on top-line performance in Q2, we need to see the profitability trends and operating leverage (if any) highlighted in Q2 results and Q3 guidance (and potentially beyond) before we adjust our EBITDA estimates for future periods,” he stated. Amazon.com is anticipated to report adjusted internet revenue of $2.6 billion, or $1.42 a share, on gross sales of $81.2 billion after the market closes on Thursday, primarily based on a FactSet survey of 44 analysts.