Bernstein lifts Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Alibaba Group Holding Limited [NYSE: BABA] traded at a high on 04/05/21, posting a 0.42 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $225.30. The company report on March 22, 2021 that Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund JUMPSTARTER 2021 Global Pitch Competition Announces Two Winners with Investment of up to US$4 Million in Total.

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Collaborating with Cyberport and HKSTP to build Hong Kong into a startup hub in Asia.

JUMPSTARTER 2021 Global Pitch Competition (“JUMPSTARTER 2021”), the world’s largest online startup pitch contest[1] organized by Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, has concluded its Grand Finale. After a series of intense pitching sessions, Rice Robotics, an autonomous robot company from Hong Kong, and Lingxi AR Technology, an optical display and AR technology solution company from Beijing (in no particular order, see Appendix I below for details), were named as winners among the top 10 startups.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 14728026 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Alibaba Group Holding Limited stands at 2.49% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.63%.

The market cap for BABA stock reached $616.02 billion, with 2.71 billion shares outstanding and 2.43 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 19.28M shares, BABA reached a trading volume of 14728026 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus 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 $325.08 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 1.70. 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 6.80, with the Price to Sales ratio for BABA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 6.27. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.26, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 25.80. Price to Free Cash Flow for BABA in the course of the last twelve months was 23.77 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.70.

How has BABA stock performed recently?

Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.86. With this latest performance, BABA shares dropped by -2.26% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -22.32% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 19.27% 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 41.11, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 40.15, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 42.09 for Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 246.43, while it was recorded at 227.50 for the last single week of trading, and 260.26 for the last 200 days.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA]: Deeper insight into the 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 1.70 and a Current Ratio set at 1.70.

Earnings analysis for Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Alibaba Group Holding Limited posted 1.31/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.87/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 50.60%. 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 3.83%.

Insider trade positions for Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA]

There are presently around $228,748 million, or 40.00% of BABA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BABA stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 87,360,674, which is approximately -1.985% of the company’s market cap and around 10.21% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 62,656,838 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $14.12 billion in BABA stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $13.09 billion in BABA stock with ownership of nearly -6.987% 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 April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 1,157 institutional holders increased their position in Alibaba Group Holding Limited [NYSE:BABA] by around 64,519,144 shares. Additionally, 840 investors decreased positions by around 168,118,982 shares, while 161 investors held positions by with 782,666,243 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,015,304,369 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BABA stock had 318 new institutional investments in for a total of 17,976,317 shares, while 238 institutional investors sold positions of 32,307,327 shares during the same period.

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