NYSE:BABA - Alibaba Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$164.63 -1.25 (-0.75 %)
(As of 09/23/2018 01:13 AM ET)
Previous Close$164.63
Today's Range$164.50 - $169.84
52-Week Range$152.85 - $211.70
Volume21.88 million shs
Average Volume23.19 million shs
Market Capitalization$424.84 billion
P/E Ratio40.85
Dividend YieldN/A
Alibaba Group logoAlibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online and mobile commerce company in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Core Commerce, Cloud Computing, Digital Media and Entertainment, and Innovation Initiatives and Others. It operates Taobao Marketplace, a mobile commerce destination; Tmall, a third-party platform for brands and retailers; Rural Taobao program that enables rural residents and businesses to sell agricultural products to urban consumers; Juhuasuan, a sales and marketing platform for flash sales; Alibaba.com, an online wholesale marketplace; Alitrip, an online travel booking platform; 1688.com, an online wholesale marketplace; AliExpress, a consumer marketplace; and Hema, a proprietary grocery retail format. The company also provides pay-for-performance and display marketing services through its Alimama marketing technology platform; and Taobao Ad Network and Exchange, a real-time bidding online marketing exchange in China. In addition, it offers cloud computing services, including elastic computing, database, storage and content delivery network, large scale computing, security, and management and application services, as well as big data analytics and a machine learning platform through its Alibaba Cloud Computing platform; Web hosting and domain name registration services; and payment and escrow services, as well as develops and operates mobile Web browsers. The company provides its solutions primarily for businesses. Alibaba Group Holding Limited has strategic collaborations with Driscoll's and Thai Union/Chicken of the Sea to launch their food products to China; and a collaboration agreement with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.26
Current Ratio1.44
Quick Ratio1.44


Trailing P/E Ratio40.85
Forward P/E Ratio40.45
P/E Growth1.18

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$39.90 billion
Price / Sales10.57
Cash Flow$5.4351 per share
Price / Cash30.29
Book Value$27.17 per share
Price / Book6.06


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.03
Net Income$10.22 billion
Net Margins20.57%
Return on Equity14.18%
Return on Assets8.61%


Outstanding Shares2,561,150,000
Market Cap$424.84 billion

Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Alibaba Group's stock symbol?

Alibaba Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BABA."

How will Alibaba Group's stock buyback program work?

Alibaba Group announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Monday, September 25th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $6,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Alibaba Group's earnings last quarter?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) posted its earnings results on Thursday, August, 23rd. The specialty retailer reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.08. The specialty retailer had revenue of $12.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $12.25 billion. Alibaba Group had a return on equity of 14.18% and a net margin of 20.57%. View Alibaba Group's Earnings History.

When is Alibaba Group's next earnings date?

Alibaba Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 1st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Alibaba Group.

What price target have analysts set for BABA?

28 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Alibaba Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $185.00 to $305.00. On average, they anticipate Alibaba Group's stock price to reach $231.3462 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 40.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Alibaba Group.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Alibaba Group?

28 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Alibaba Group in the last year. There are currently 27 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Alibaba Group.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Alibaba Group stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Alibaba Group stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Alibaba continues to face growing competition from the domestic as well as foreign e-commerce companies despite of its well-performing e-commerce platform. Further, intensifying competition in the global cloud market does not bode well for its initiatives toward global expansion. Further, macro economic conditions in China are major concerns. Also, Alibaba’s increasing investments might hurt its profitability. Notably, the stock has underperformed the industry it belongs to over a year. However, the company remains confident on its core e-commerce business, with the support of its New Retail strategy and FashionAI. Also, its expanding cloud business remains positive." (9/18/2018)
  • 2. Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "We remain Buy rated and raise our price target to $230. Key Points Expecting Strong Top-line Momentum: We forecast F3Q:18 revenue of ¥81.5B (53.0% y/y growth) which is above the Street’s ¥79.5B estimate (49.3% y/y), as we expect continued top- line momentum driven by investments in marketing, personalization, loyalty programs, product assortment, and a record Singles’ Day, which generated over $25B in GMV (+39% y/y). We note our revenue forecast for F3Q:18 includes an expected contribution of ~¥4.2B from the consolidation of Cainiao, which may not be reflected across all Street estimates. For the cloud business, we forecast 97% y/y revenue growth to ¥3.5B, reflecting both new customer growth and increasing spend share as higher-value added services become a larger percentage of the mix." (1/28/2018)

Are investors shorting Alibaba Group?

Alibaba Group saw a increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 102,296,843 shares, an increase of 2.4% from the August 15th total of 104,805,856 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 26,933,525 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.8 days. Currently, 4.0% of the company's stock are sold short. View Alibaba Group's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Alibaba Group's key competitors?

Who are Alibaba Group's key executives?

Alibaba Group's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Yun Ma, Founder and Exec. Chairman (Age 54)
  • Mr. Daniel Yong Zhang, Chief Exec. Officer (Age 46)
  • Mr. Chung Tsai, Exec. Vice Chairman (Age 54)
  • Mr. J. Michael Evans, Pres & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Jianhang Jin, Pres (Age 48)

Who are Alibaba Group's major shareholders?

Alibaba Group's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (2.46%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (1.75%), Temasek Holdings Private Ltd (1.39%), FMR LLC (0.97%), Schroder Investment Management Group (0.88%) and Jennison Associates LLC (0.66%).

Which institutional investors are selling Alibaba Group stock?

BABA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vontobel Asset Management Inc., FMR LLC, Baillie Gifford & Co., Northern Cross LLC, Natixis, Myriad Asset Management Ltd., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA and Marshall Wace LLP.

Which institutional investors are buying Alibaba Group stock?

BABA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hillhouse Capital Management Ltd., Bank of America Corp DE, BlackRock Inc., Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Egerton Capital UK LLP and Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec.

How do I buy shares of Alibaba Group?

Shares of BABA can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Alibaba Group's stock price today?

One share of BABA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $164.63.

How big of a company is Alibaba Group?

Alibaba Group has a market capitalization of $424.84 billion and generates $39.90 billion in revenue each year. The specialty retailer earns $10.22 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.03 on an earnings per share basis. Alibaba Group employs 66,421 workers across the globe.

What is Alibaba Group's official website?

The official website for Alibaba Group is http://www.alibabagroup.com.

How can I contact Alibaba Group?

Alibaba Group's mailing address is 26/F TOWER ONE TIMES SQUARE 1 MATHESON ST. CAUSEWAY BAY, Hong Kong K3, . The specialty retailer can be reached via phone at 852-2215-5100.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Alibaba Group (NYSE BABA)

Community Ranking:  3.9 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,947 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  578 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,525
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Alibaba Group and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BABA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BABA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 9/23/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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