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

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$150.88 +1.61 (+1.08 %)
(As of 01/16/2019 03:10 AM ET)
Previous Close$149.27
Today's Range$149.9643 - $154.17
52-Week Range$129.77 - $211.70
Volume14.98 million shs
Average Volume16.52 million shs
Market Capitalization$387.55 billion
P/E Ratio37.44
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta2.24
Alibaba 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; 1688.com, an online wholesale marketplace; Alibaba.com, an online wholesale marketplace; AliExpress, a retail marketplace; Lazada, an e-commerce platform; and Lingshoutong, a digital sourcing platform. The company also provides pay-for-performance and display marketing services; and Taobao Ad Network and Exchange, a real-time bidding online marketing exchange in China; and digital payment and financial technology platform services. In addition, it offers cloud computing services, including elastic computing, database, storage, virtualization network, large scale computing, security, and management and application services, big data analytics, a machine learning platform, and Internet of Things and other service for enterprises; and payment and escrow services; and movies, TV drama series, online dramas, variety shows, news feeds, games, literature and music, and other areas through various content platforms, as well as develops and operates mobile browsers. Further, the company provides AutoNavi, a mobile digital map, navigation, and real-time traffic information; DingTalk, a proprietary enterprise communication and collaboration platform; and Tmall Genie, an AI-powered voice assistant, which helps consumers to shop, order local services, search for information, control smart appliances, and play interactive content. 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

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorRetail/Wholesale
CUSIPN/A
Phone852-2215-5100

Debt

Current Ratio1.42
Quick Ratio1.42

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$39.90 billion
Price / Sales9.69
Cash Flow$5.4588 per share
Price / Cash Flow27.64
Book Value$27.17 per share
Price / Book5.55

Profitability

Net Income$10.22 billion
Net Margins19.33%
Return on Assets7.80%

Miscellaneous

Employees66,421
Outstanding Shares2,561,150,000
Market Cap$387.55 billion
OptionableOptionable

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 declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase plan on Monday, September 25th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $6,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Alibaba Group's earnings last quarter?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) announced its earnings results on Friday, November, 2nd. The specialty retailer reported $1.01 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.19. The specialty retailer had revenue of $12.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $12.51 billion. Alibaba Group had a net margin of 19.33% and a return on equity of 12.99%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 49.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.29 EPS. 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 Wednesday, January 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Alibaba Group.

What guidance has Alibaba Group issued on next quarter's earnings?

Alibaba Group updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Friday, November, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $56.25-57.45 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $56.66 billion.

What price target have analysts set for BABA?

25 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Alibaba Group's stock. Their predictions range from $180.00 to $260.00. On average, they expect Alibaba Group's share price to reach $213.76 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 41.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Alibaba Group.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Alibaba Group?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Alibaba Group in the last year. There are currently 24 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. Additionally, macro economic conditions in China are major concerns. Management believes that U.S.-China trade war might impact Alibaba’s revenues negatively. Notably, the stock has underperformed the industry it belongs to over a year. Nevertheless, the company’s New Retail strategy which is gaining momentum in the market is acting as a tailwind. This is aiding growth in its Tmall Import, Hema fresh food grocery business and Intime Department Stores. We believe Alibaba’s continued strength in its Core Commerce and China commerce retail business is a major positive. However, Alibaba’s increasing investments might hurt its profitability." (1/3/2019)
  • 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)

Has Alibaba Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about BABA stock has trended negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Alibaba Group earned a media sentiment score of -2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting Alibaba Group?

Alibaba Group saw a increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 114,478,351 shares, an increase of 0.7% from the December 14th total of 115,227,686 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 17,488,915 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.5 days. Approximately 4.4% of the company's shares are short sold. 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. Chung Tsai, Exec. Vice Chairman (Age 55)
  • Mr. Yun Ma, Founder & Exec. Chairman (Age 55)
  • Mr. Yong Zhang, CEO & Director (Age 47)
  • Mr. J. Michael Evans, Pres & Director (Age 61)
  • Ms. Wei Wu, Chief Financial Officer (Age 51)

Who are Alibaba Group's major shareholders?

Alibaba Group's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP (0.55%), USS Investment Management Ltd (0.08%), Trinity Street Asset Management LLP (0.02%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.01%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.01%) and KAMES CAPITAL plc (0.01%).

Which institutional investors are selling Alibaba Group stock?

BABA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC, Confluence Investment Management LLC, IMA Wealth Inc., Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC, Narwhal Capital Management and Private Trust Co. NA.

Which institutional investors are buying Alibaba Group stock?

BABA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP, USS Investment Management Ltd, Trinity Street Asset Management LLP, KAMES CAPITAL plc, DNB Asset Management AS, Waverton Investment Management Ltd, Northstar Investment Advisors LLC and Boothe Investment Group Inc..

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 $150.88.

How big of a company is Alibaba Group?

Alibaba Group has a market capitalization of $387.55 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:  3.8 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  2,079 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  623 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,702
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 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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