NYSE:BABA - Alibaba Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $171.99 +1.81 (+1.06 %) (As of 02/20/2019 01:03 PM ET)Previous Close$170.18Today's Range$170.65 - $172.6452-Week Range$129.77 - $211.70Volume311,031 shsAverage Volume12.67 million shsMarket Capitalization$440.49 billionP/E Ratio42.67Dividend YieldN/ABeta2.31 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 Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. 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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 Phone852-2215-5100Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.20 Current Ratio1.25 Quick Ratio1.25Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio42.67 Forward P/E Ratio47.12 P/E Growth1.62 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$39.90 billion Price / Sales11.04 Cash Flow$5.6688 per share Price / Cash Flow30.34 Book Value$31.85 per share Price / Book5.40Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.03 Net Income$10.22 billion Net Margins19.87% Return on Equity12.44% Return on Assets7.51%Miscellaneous Employees66,421 Outstanding Shares2,561,150,000Market Cap$440.49 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 share buyback plan on Monday, September 25th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $6,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were Alibaba Group's earnings last quarter? Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January, 30th. The specialty retailer reported $12.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.36 by $10.83. The specialty retailer earned $117.28 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $118.52 billion. Alibaba Group had a net margin of 19.87% and a return on equity of 12.44%. The company's revenue was up 41.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.63 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 Friday, May 3rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Alibaba Group. What price target have analysts set for BABA? 26 brokers have issued 12 month target prices 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 $212.16 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 23.1% 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. Has Alibaba Group been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about BABA stock have trended somewhat negative on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Alibaba Group earned a media sentiment score of -1.1 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 news 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 drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 112,706,708 shares, a drop of 3.3% from the January 15th total of 116,494,156 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 17,839,102 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.3 days. Currently, 4.4% of the company's 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), Paypal (PYPL), Accenture (ACN), Booking (BKNG), Fidelity National Information Servcs (FIS), eBay (EBAY), Pinduoduo (PDD), NetEase (NTES), FleetCor Technologies (FLT), Worldpay (WP), First Data (FDC), Global Payments (GPN), Ctrip.Com International (CTRP) 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 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 many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (2.64%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (1.85%), Temasek Holdings Private Ltd (1.07%), Jennison Associates LLC (0.61%), Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP (0.55%) and Bank of America Corp DE (0.46%). Which major investors are selling Alibaba Group stock? BABA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Investec Asset Management LTD, Pendal Group Ltd, Temasek Holdings Private Ltd, Jennison Associates LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., Vantage Investment Partners LLC, Manning & Napier Group LLC and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA. Which major investors are buying Alibaba Group stock? BABA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Legal & General Group Plc, Coatue Management LLC, Baillie Gifford & Co., Discovery Value Fund, Hillhouse Capital Advisors Ltd., Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP and Amundi Pioneer Asset Management 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 $172.38. How big of a company is Alibaba Group? Alibaba Group has a market capitalization of $441.49 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 2,112 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 638 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,750MarketBeat'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. 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