NYSE:BABA - Alibaba Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $151.83 +0.40 (+0.26 %) (As of 12/11/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$151.43Today's Range$150.90 - $156.2452-Week Range$130.06 - $211.70Volume13.63 million shsAverage Volume20.61 million shsMarket Capitalization$392.01 billionP/E Ratio37.67Dividend YieldN/ABeta2.37 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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 Webwww.alibabagroup.com Phone852-2215-5100 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.26 Current Ratio1.42 Quick Ratio1.42 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio37.67 Forward P/E Ratio43.63 P/E Growth1.41 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$39.90 billion Price / Sales9.75 Cash Flow$5.4322 per share Price / Cash Flow27.95 Book Value$27.17 per share Price / Book5.59 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 Shares2,561,150,000Market Cap$392.01 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 of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Monday, September 25th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $6,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often 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 quarterly earnings data on Friday, November, 2nd. The specialty retailer reported $1.01 EPS 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%. Alibaba Group's revenue for the quarter was up 49.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $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 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? 25 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Alibaba Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $180.00 to $260.00. On average, they anticipate Alibaba Group's share price to reach $215.6087 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 42.0% 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 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? Media stories about BABA stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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 nearest to five being the most favorable. Alibaba Group earned a news impact score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. Are investors shorting Alibaba Group? Alibaba Group saw a increase in short interest in 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 days-to-cover 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? Some companies that are related to Alibaba Group include Visa (V), Mastercard (MA), Accenture (ACN), Paypal (PYPL), Booking (BKNG), Fidelity National Information Servcs (FIS), NetEase (NTES), eBay (EBAY), Worldpay (WP), FleetCor Technologies (FLT), Pinduoduo (PDD), First Data (FDC), Global Payments (GPN), Mercadolibre (MELI) and Total System Services (TSS). 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 a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Baillie Gifford & Co. (1.77%), Vanguard Group Inc. (1.47%), Capital Research Global Investors (0.84%), Schroder Investment Management Group (0.83%), FMR LLC (0.77%) and OppenheimerFunds Inc. (0.67%). 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nordea Investment Management AB, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Capital World Investors, Clearbridge Investments LLC, Capital Research Global Investors, Lansdowne Partners UK LLP, OppenheimerFunds Inc. and Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt. 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 $151.83. How big of a company is Alibaba Group? Alibaba Group has a market capitalization of $392.01 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 2,067 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 613 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,680MarketBeat'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 12/11/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a put option?