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

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$157.02 +1.05 (+0.67 %)
(As of 01/22/2019 06:26 AM ET)
Previous Close$155.97
Today's Range$154.73 - $159.49
52-Week Range$129.77 - $211.70
Volume19.61 million shs
Average Volume13.82 million shs
Market Capitalization$402.15 billion
P/E Ratio38.96
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

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$39.90 billion
Cash Flow$5.4749 per share
Book Value$27.17 per share

Profitability

Net Income$10.22 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees66,421
Outstanding Shares2,561,150,000
Market Cap$402.15 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 repurchase program on Monday, September 25th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $6,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Alibaba Group's earnings last quarter?

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

How can I listen to Alibaba Group's earnings call?

Alibaba Group will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, January 30th at 7:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8456750437.

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 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 brokers have issued 1-year 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 $213.76 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 36.1% 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. Estimates have been going down ahead of the company’s Q3 earnings release. The company has mixed record of earnings surprises in recent quarters. 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. However, Alibaba’s increasing investments might hurt its profitability." (1/16/2019)
  • 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?

Media stories about BABA stock have trended very positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Alibaba Group earned a daily sentiment score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Alibaba Group?

Alibaba Group saw a increase in short interest in 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 presently 6.5 days. Approximately 4.4% 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 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 shareholders include Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP (0.55%), Genesis Asset Managers LLP (0.15%), USS Investment Management Ltd (0.08%), New Silk Road Investment PTE Ltd. (0.03%), KEYWISE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Ltd (0.02%) and Trinity Street Asset Management LLP (0.02%).

Which major 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, Granite Investment Advisors LLC, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC, Boston Advisors LLC, Diversified Trust Co, Blue Fin Capital Inc. and Confluence Investment Management LLC.

Which major investors are buying Alibaba Group stock?

BABA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP, KEYWISE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Ltd, Genesis Asset Managers LLP, TB Alternative Assets Ltd., USS Investment Management Ltd, Trinity Street Asset Management LLP, Douglas Lane & Associates LLC and Vishria Bird Financial Group LLC.

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 $157.02.

How big of a company is Alibaba Group?

Alibaba Group has a market capitalization of $402.15 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:  626 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,705
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 1/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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