Alibaba Group (BABA) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+1.19 (+1.64%)
(As of 12:15 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
8.23 million shs
Average Volume
18.00 million shs
Market Capitalization
$187.01 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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Alibaba Group MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.80 Rating Score
55.7% Upside
$112.91 Price Target
Short Interest
1.74% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
News Sentiment
0.63mentions of Alibaba Group in the last 14 days
Based on 34 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $7.54 to $7.08 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.30 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

57th out of 199 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

26th out of 87 stocks

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About Alibaba Group Stock (NYSE:BABA)

Alibaba Group Holding Limited is an eCommerce and Internet technology giant headquartered in the People's Republic of China. Its core platform, Alibaba.com, is the world’s 3rd largest eCommerce platform by sales. The company, through its vast network of subsidiary companies, provides the infrastructure and marketing to help merchants of all sizes develop their brands and to connect with customers in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company also aids other businesses with a vast array of digital and logistical solutions with a reach that spans the globe.

Alibaba was co-founded by Jack Ma in 1999 when it became clear the Internet and digitization were the future of commerce. Mr. Ma is a billionaire investor, businessman, and philanthropist who believes in an open and free-market economy. The company went public in September 2014 with an IPO on the NYSE. The IPO set a record with its valuation of $25 billion and the company is now worth more than $225 billion and ranked among the 10 most valuable companies by market cap. Alibaba is also ranked 5th largest globally in regards to its work in AI, and it owns the world's largest B2B, B2C, and C2C eCommerce portals. In 2022, Alibaba’s Singles Day event brought in $139 billion to set a new one-day record.

The principal purpose of Alibaba Group Holding Limited is to open the Chinese market and connect it to the world. The company operates through seven segments including China Commerce, International Commerce, Local Consumer Services, Cainiao, Cloud, Digital Media and Entertainment, and Innovation Initiatives and Others.

The company’s eCommerce platforms include Taobao Marketplace, Tmall, Alimama, 1688.com, Alibaba.com, Aliexpress, Lazada, Trendyol, and Daraz. Taobao Marketplace is a social-media eCommerce platform while Alimama is a monetization platform for entrepreneurs. 1688.com and Alibaba.com are wholesale marketplaces where individuals and businesses can connect with bulk items and the remainder are eCommerce retail platforms and search engines targeting specific markets. In addition, the company also operated a retail chain called Freshippo and Tmall Global which is an import platform for eCommerce.

Other digital services provided by Alibaba include Taoxianda, which is a digital integration service for FMCG goods and grocery retailers, and Cainiao Network which is a logistical services platform complemented by Ele.me, a delivery and services platform.

Alibaba also supports the infrastructure of the Internet with a range of products and services that include computing, storage, network, security, database, big data, and IoT connectivity. This segment includes a suite of cloud-based services such as Alibaba Pictures and content platforms that provide streaming media.

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Next Earnings (Estimated)
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Business services, not elsewhere classified
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
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Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
15 Analysts


Net Income
$10.60 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$126.49 billion
Cash Flow
$9.39 per share
Book Value
$61.20 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
$183.98 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Joseph C. Tsai (Age 60)
    Executive Chairman
  • Mr. Yongming Wu (Age 49)
    CEO, Head of Core E-Commerce Business & Director
  • Mr. J. Michael Evans (Age 66)
    President & Director
  • Mr. Hong Xu (Age 51)
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Ms. Joan Zhou
    Investment Director
  • Mr. Yuen Jen Yao
    Senior VP & Head of Corporate Finance
  • Mr. Zeming Wu (Age 44)
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Mr. Robert Lin
    Investor Relations
  • Ms. Siying Yu (Age 50)
    General Counsel
  • Ms. Jane Jiang
    Chief People Officer

Should I Buy Alibaba Group Stock? BABA Pros and Cons Explained


Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Alibaba:

  • Alibaba's diverse business segments provide exposure to various industries, reducing risk associated with sector-specific downturns.
  • Recent expansion efforts, such as the "10 billion yuan of subsidies" campaign on AliExpress, demonstrate a commitment to growth and market dominance.
  • Strong presence in the Chinese e-commerce market, with platforms like Taobao and Tmall, offers stability and potential for continued revenue growth.
  • Alibaba's cloud computing segment has shown significant growth potential, capitalizing on the increasing demand for digital services and data storage.
  • Current stock price reflects a favorable valuation compared to industry peers, presenting a potential buying opportunity for investors.


Investors should be bearish about investing in Alibaba for these reasons:

  • Regulatory challenges in China pose a risk to Alibaba's operations and could lead to increased scrutiny and potential fines.
  • Competition from emerging e-commerce platforms like PDD Holdings' Temu and Shein could impact Alibaba's market share and profitability.
  • Geopolitical tensions and trade uncertainties may affect Alibaba's international expansion plans and revenue streams.
  • Concerns about corporate governance practices and transparency issues could deter some investors from considering Alibaba as a long-term investment.
  • Market volatility and macroeconomic factors could impact Alibaba's stock performance, requiring a cautious approach from investors.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Alibaba Group pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

BABA Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Alibaba Group stock right now?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Alibaba Group in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" BABA shares.
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What is Alibaba Group's stock price target for 2024?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Alibaba Group's stock. Their BABA share price targets range from $85.00 to $136.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $112.91 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 55.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have BABA shares performed in 2024?

Alibaba Group's stock was trading at $77.51 at the start of the year. Since then, BABA stock has decreased by 6.5% and is now trading at $72.5050.
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Are investors shorting Alibaba Group?

Alibaba Group saw a decrease in short interest in March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 41,560,000 shares, a decrease of 5.6% from the March 15th total of 44,030,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 18,410,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.3 days. Approximately 1.7% of the company's shares are sold short.
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When is Alibaba Group's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 16th 2024.
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How were Alibaba Group's earnings last quarter?

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 7th. The specialty retailer reported $18.97 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $19.12 by $0.15. The specialty retailer earned $260.35 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $260.26 billion. Alibaba Group had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.65% and a net margin of 10.75%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $2.44 EPS.

How often does Alibaba Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Alibaba Group?

Alibaba Group announced a -- dividend on Thursday, November 16th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 21st will be given a dividend of $1.00 per share on Thursday, January 18th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 20th.
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Is Alibaba Group a good dividend stock?

Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) pays an annual dividend of $0.98 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.39%. The dividend payout ratio is 18.08%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, BABA will have a dividend payout ratio of 13.84% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is Daniel Yong Zhang's approval rating as Alibaba Group's CEO?

173 employees have rated Alibaba Group Chief Executive Officer Daniel Yong Zhang on Glassdoor.com. Daniel Yong Zhang has an approval rating of 87% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Alibaba Group own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Alibaba Group investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Micron Technology (MU), General Electric (GE), Netflix (NFLX), Tesla (TSLA), Walt Disney (DIS), PayPal (PYPL), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Salesforce (CRM).

Who are Alibaba Group's major shareholders?

Alibaba Group's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include ARGA Investment Management LP (0.14%), IMC Chicago LLC (0.00%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.09%), AMF Tjanstepension AB (0.06%), Origin Asset Management LLP (0.03%) and Raymond James & Associates (0.01%).

How do I buy shares of Alibaba Group?

Shares of BABA stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Alibaba Group have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Alibaba Group: Ali CN Investment Holding, Ali CV Investment Holding, Ali Fortune Investment Holding, Ali Panini Investment Holding, Ali UC Investment Holding, Ali WB Investment Holding, Ali YK Investment Holding, Alibaba (Chengdu) Software Technology, Alibaba (China), Alibaba (China) Technology, Alibaba Cloud, Alibaba Group Properties, Alibaba Group Services, Alibaba Group Treasury, Alibaba Investment, Alibaba Singapore Holding Private, Alibaba.com, Alibaba.com China, Alibaba.com International (Cayman) Holding, Alibaba.com International Holding, Alibaba.com Investment Holding, Alibaba.com Singapore E-Commerce, Alimama China Holding, Alimama Investment Holding, Alimama Limited, Alisoft China Holding, Alisoft Holding, Alisoft Investment Holding, AutoNavi Holdings, C-SKY Microsystems, Cainiao Logistics, Daraz, Ele.me, Hangzhou Ali Technology, Hangzhou Ali Venture Capital, Hangzhou Alibaba Advertising, Hangzhou Alimama Software Services, Hangzhou Alimama Technology, Hangzhou Meitou Information Technology, IDsManager, Infinity AR, Intime Retail, Intime Retail (Group), Kaola, Lazada Group, Perfect Advance Holding, Shen Zhen OneTouch Business Service, Taobao (China) Software, Taobao China Holding, Taobao Holding, Teambition, Trendyol, Ververica, Ververica, Visualead, Zhejiang Alibaba Cloud Computing, Zhejiang Taobao Network, Zhejiang Tmall Network, and Zhejiang Tmall Technology.
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This page (NYSE:BABA) was last updated on 4/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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