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Alibaba Group (BABA) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$74.23
-0.36 (-0.48%)
(As of 01:22 PM ET)
Today's Range
$74.01
$75.04
50-Day Range
$68.05
$78.24
52-Week Range
$66.63
$105.05
Volume
7.93 million shs
Average Volume
21.82 million shs
Market Capitalization
$188.36 billion
P/E Ratio
13.70
Dividend Yield
1.32%
Price Target
$115.44

Alibaba Group MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.81 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
54.5% Upside
$115.44 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.82% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.44mentions of Alibaba Group in the last 14 days
Based on 45 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
-3.39%
From $7.97 to $7.70 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.

4.11 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

49th out of 210 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

25th out of 90 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.

BABA Stock Price History

BABA Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 1/18 Dividend
12/20/2023
Dividend Payable
1/18/2024
Last Earnings
2/07/2024
Today
2/29/2024
Fiscal Year End
3/31/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/16/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-Industry
N/A
Employees
235,216
Year Founded
1999

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$115.44
High Stock Price Target
$147.00
Low Stock Price Target
$85.40
Potential Upside/Downside
+54.7%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.81
Research Coverage
16 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$10.60 billion
Pretax Margin
12.45%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$126.49 billion
Cash Flow
$8.73 per share
Book Value
$62.83 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
2,537,500,000
Free Float
2,220,313,000
Market Cap
$189.30 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.47

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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

These insights were generated using artificial intelligence. They are based on proprietary MarketBeat data, news articles, and custom LLM A.I. algorithms. This analysis of Alibaba Group was last updated on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 3:28 AM.

Pros

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

  • Alibaba provides technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help merchants, brands, and retailers.
  • Alibaba has a strong presence in the e-commerce market, especially in China.
  • Alibaba's cloud computing segment has shown significant growth and potential for the future.
  • Alibaba's mobile app offers efficiency and convenience for users.
  • Alibaba's Tmall Genie smart speaker is a promising product in the smart home market.

Cons

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

  • Alibaba's stock price may be volatile due to market conditions and regulatory challenges.
  • Alibaba's annual revenue growth may face obstacles in the competitive e-commerce landscape.
  • Alibaba's business operations are primarily based in China, which may pose geopolitical risks.
  • Alibaba's success heavily relies on the Chinese market, which could be a limitation for global expansion.
  • Alibaba's financial performance may be impacted by changes in consumer behavior and economic conditions.














BABA Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Alibaba Group stock right now?

16 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Alibaba Group in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" BABA shares.
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What is Alibaba Group's stock price target for 2024?

16 Wall Street research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Alibaba Group's shares. Their BABA share price targets range from $85.40 to $147.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $115.44 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 54.5% 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 shares have decreased by 3.6% and is now trading at $74.71.
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Are investors shorting Alibaba Group?

Alibaba Group saw a increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 43,470,000 shares, an increase of 6.1% from the January 31st total of 40,960,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 21,650,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.0 days. Approximately 1.8% of the company's shares are short sold.
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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.
View our BABA earnings forecast
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How were Alibaba Group's earnings last quarter?

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

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

Alibaba Group announced a -- dividend on Thursday, November 16th. Investors 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 1.26%. 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 12.73% 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 variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Primecap Management Co. CA (0.72%), Dodge & Cox (0.68%), Sanders Capital LLC (0.62%), FIL Ltd (0.42%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (0.38%) and Citadel Advisors LLC (0.00%).

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 2/29/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff