Wall Street Analyst Initiated Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA]. What else is Wall St. saying

Alibaba Group Holding Limited [NYSE: BABA] closed the trading session at $264.69 on 02/01/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $255.195, while the highest price level was $265.00. The company report on January 20, 2021 that Alibaba Group Will Announce December Quarter 2020 Results on February 2, 2021.

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Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA and HKEX: 9988, “Alibaba” or “Alibaba Group”) announced that it will report its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 before the U.S. market opens on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, and will hold a conference call to discuss the financial results at 7:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (8:30 p.m. Hong Kong Time) the same day.

Details of the conference call are as follows:.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 13.73 percent and weekly performance of 1.27 percent. The stock has been moved at 5.45 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 11.03 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -15.32 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 26.92M shares, BABA reached to a volume of 15096515 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for BABA shares is $324.85 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on BABA stock is a recommendation set at 1.60. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Bernstein have made an estimate for Alibaba Group Holding Limited shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Mkt Perform, with their previous recommendation back on January 25, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Barclays raised their target price from $300 to $320. The new note on the price target was released on August 24, 2020, representing the official price target for Alibaba Group Holding Limited stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $275 to $290, while The Benchmark Company kept a Buy rating on BABA stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Alibaba Group Holding Limited is set at 9.54, with the Price to Sales ratio for BABA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 8.12. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.38, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 22.91. Price to Free Cash Flow for BABA in the course of the last twelve months was 29.24 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.00.

BABA stock trade performance evaluation

Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.27. With this latest performance, BABA shares gained by 11.03% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 5.45% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 28.12% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for BABA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 57.65, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 61.20, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.67 for Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 253.90, while it was recorded at 261.09 for the last single week of trading, and 252.55 for the last 200 days.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA] shares currently have an operating margin of +18.74 and a Gross Margin at +42.67. Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +29.28.

Return on Total Capital for BABA is now 10.73, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 19.90. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 23.91, with Return on Assets sitting at 13.07. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 19.50. Additionally, BABA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 16.32, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 11.22. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 18.45, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 15.44.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA] managed to generate an average of $1,424,061 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 11.92 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.45.Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.00 and a Current Ratio set at 2.00.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Alibaba Group Holding Limited posted 18.19/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 15.74/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 15.60%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for BABA. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Alibaba Group Holding Limited go to 3.47%.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $290,531 million, or 43.70% of BABA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BABA stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 89,129,456, which is approximately -2.028% of the company’s market cap and around 0.23% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 62,523,304 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $16.55 billion in BABA stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $16.53 billion in BABA stock with ownership of nearly -7.588% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Alibaba Group Holding Limited stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 991 institutional holders increased their position in Alibaba Group Holding Limited [NYSE:BABA] by around 66,078,743 shares. Additionally, 804 investors decreased positions by around 143,486,754 shares, while 210 investors held positions by with 888,062,195 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,097,627,692 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BABA stock had 221 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,233,641 shares, while 150 institutional investors sold positions of 12,531,152 shares during the same period.

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