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

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$151.48 -0.02 (-0.01 %)
(As of 12/13/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$151.50
Today's Range$150.52 - $153.46
52-Week Range$130.06 - $211.70
Volume12.21 million shs
Average Volume20.56 million shs
Market Capitalization$388.86 billion
P/E Ratio37.59
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta2.37
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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorRetail/Wholesale
Current SymbolNYSE:BABA
Previous Symbol
CUSIPN/A
Phone852-2215-5100

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.26
Current Ratio1.42
Quick Ratio1.42

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio37.59
Forward P/E Ratio43.53
P/E Growth1.4

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$39.90 billion
Price / Sales9.72
Cash Flow$5.4627 per share
Price / Cash Flow27.73
Book Value$27.17 per share
Price / Book5.58

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.03
Net Income$10.22 billion
Net Margins19.33%
Return on Equity12.99%
Return on Assets7.80%

Miscellaneous

Employees66,421
Outstanding Shares2,561,150,000
Market Cap$388.86 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 announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback program on Monday, September 25th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $6,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Alibaba Group's earnings last quarter?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) released its earnings results on Friday, November, 2nd. The specialty retailer reported $1.01 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the 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 business's revenue for the quarter was up 49.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.29 earnings per share. 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, February 7th 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 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?

26 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Alibaba Group's stock. Their predictions range from $180.00 to $260.00. On average, they expect Alibaba Group's stock price to reach $214.9583 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 41.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Alibaba Group.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Alibaba Group?

26 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Alibaba Group in the last year. There are currently 25 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 benefit from its core e-commerce and retail business. Its strong momentum in both domestic as well as international market remains positive. Moreover, the company’s New Retail strategy is aiding growth in its Tmall Import, Hema fresh food grocery business and Intime Department Stores. Further, Alibaba’s strengthening cloud business with its expanding customer base will continue to drive its top-line growth. However, rising competition from domestic as well as foreign e-commerce companies poses risk. Additionally, the company’s increasing investments and macro headwinds in China are major concerns. Notably, the stock has underperformed the industry it belongs to on a year-to-date basis." (10/8/2018)
  • 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)

Has Alibaba Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about BABA stock have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Alibaba Group earned a daily sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

Are investors shorting Alibaba Group?

Alibaba Group saw a increase in short interest during the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 108,978,751 shares, an increase of 2.4% from the November 15th total of 106,379,079 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 19,019,138 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.7 days. Approximately 4.2% of the shares of the 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. Chung Tsai, Exec. Vice Chairman (Age 54)
  • Mr. Yun Ma, Founder & Exec. Chairman (Age 54)
  • Mr. Yong Zhang, CEO & Director (Age 46)
  • Mr. J. Michael Evans, Pres & Director (Age 60)
  • Ms. Wei Wu, Chief Financial Officer (Age 50)

Who are Alibaba Group's major shareholders?

Alibaba Group's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Baillie Gifford & Co. (1.77%), Vanguard Group Inc. (1.47%), Vanguard Group Inc (1.47%), Capital Research Global Investors (0.84%), Schroder Investment Management Group (0.83%) and FMR LLC (0.77%).

Which major investors are selling Alibaba Group stock?

BABA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Northern Cross LLC, Riverstone Group LLC, TRG Investments LLC, Morgan Stanley, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Schroder Investment Management Group and Winslow Capital Management LLC.

Which major investors are buying Alibaba Group stock?

BABA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Federated Investors Inc. PA, Nordea Investment Management AB, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Capital World Investors, Clearbridge Investments LLC, Capital Research Global Investors, Lansdowne Partners UK LLP and OppenheimerFunds 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 $151.48.

How big of a company is Alibaba Group?

Alibaba Group has a market capitalization of $388.86 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:  2,068 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  614 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,682
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 12/13/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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