NYSE:BABA - Alibaba Group Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$203.34 -5.23 (-2.51 %)
(As of 06/19/2018 10:02 AM ET)
Previous Close$203.98
Today's Range$202.53 - $204.50
52-Week Range$137.40 - $211.70
Volume221,172 shs
Average Volume16.72 million shs
Market Capitalization$532.72 billion
P/E Ratio50.60
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

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.27
Current Ratio1.89
Quick Ratio1.97


Trailing P/E Ratio50.60
Forward P/E Ratio37.94
P/E Growth1.3

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$39.90 billion
Price / Sales13.05
Cash Flow$4.4465 per share
Price / Cash45.73
Book Value$27.17 per share
Price / Book7.48


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.03
Net Income$10.22 billion
Net Margins25.39%
Return on Equity16.61%
Return on Assets10.24%


Outstanding Shares2,561,150,000

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 allows the company to buyback $6,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often 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 quarterly earnings data on Friday, May, 4th. The specialty retailer reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.11. The specialty retailer earned $9.87 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.36 billion. Alibaba Group had a return on equity of 16.61% and a net margin of 25.39%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.63 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 Thursday, August, 16th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Alibaba Group.

What price target have analysts set for BABA?

29 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Alibaba Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $137.00 to $305.00. On average, they expect Alibaba Group's share price to reach $226.8929 in the next twelve months. 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's stock has outperformed the industry it belongs to on a 12-month basis. The company's Ele.me acquisition will increase its presence in the food delivery market. Further, the recent investment in Lazada will expand its presence in Asia. The company's solid growth in the company’s core e-commerce business, strong growth in metrics, New Retail strategy, expanding cloud business and international strength help it to generate significant revenues. Other drivers include strong mobile strength and its continued efforts to develop new products. However, macro headwinds, continued investments and increasing competition from Tencent Holdings and Baidu remain the overhangs." (4/9/2018)
  • 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 the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 123,646,341 shares, an increase of 2.1% from the May 15th total of 126,303,794 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 15,219,808 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 8.1 days. Currently, 4.8% of the shares of the company are sold short.

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)

Has Alibaba Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about BABA stock has trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alibaba Group earned a news impact score of 0.48 on Accern's scale. They also gave news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.56 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are Alibaba Group's major shareholders?

Alibaba Group's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (2.38%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (1.77%), Temasek Holdings Private Ltd (1.39%), OppenheimerFunds Inc. (0.57%), FIL Ltd (0.55%) and Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP (0.50%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Alibaba Group.

Which major investors are selling Alibaba Group stock?

BABA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, Primavera Capital Management Ltd, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Sei Investments Co., GQG Partners LLC, Trilogy Global Advisors LP, Think Investments LP and California Public Employees Retirement System. View Insider Buying and Selling for Alibaba Group.

Which major investors are buying Alibaba Group stock?

BABA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Franklin Resources Inc., Highbridge Capital Management LLC, FIL Ltd, PointState Capital LP, Select Equity Group L.P., Legal & General Group Plc and Natixis. View Insider Buying and Selling for Alibaba Group.

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 $203.93.

How big of a company is Alibaba Group?

Alibaba Group has a market capitalization of $532.72 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 50,097 workers across the globe.

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 (BABA)

Community Ranking:  3.9 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,724 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  460 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,184
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 6/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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