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Amazon will never be able to railroad these five companies

Amazon.com is now such a terror in retail, it can tank a stock just by filing some paperwork.

Shares of Blue Apron APRN, -0.81% tumbled June 17 after Amazon AMZN, -0.16% filed for a trademark on a business that sounded like Blue Apron’s.

That’s not the only stock that’s been “Amazon-ed.” Back in June, Amazon tanked the shares of Costco Wholesale COST, +0.26% Wal-Mart Stores WMT, +0.47% and Kroger Co. KR, +3.13% when it announced plans to purchase Whole Foods Market WFM, +0.04% Wal-Mart has recovered. But Costco and Kroger lag behind the S&P 500 SPX, +0.35% this year, in part because of they got Amazon-ed.

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