Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA] Revenue clocked in at $127.68 billion, up 9.28% YTD: What’s Next?


Alibaba Group Holding Limited [NYSE: BABA] jumped around 3.18 points on Friday, while shares priced at $129.81 at the close of the session, up 2.51%. The company report on January 7, 2022 that Alibaba Tops Greenpeace’s Climate Action Rankings Among China E-Commerce Platforms.

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Alibaba Group Holding Limited stock is now 9.28% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. BABA Stock saw the intraday high of $133.88 and lowest of $128.18 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 274.29, which means current price is +12.13% above from all time high which was touched on 01/07/22.

Compared to the average trading volume of 23.84M shares, BABA reached a trading volume of 36413206 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 $207.60 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 2.00. 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.

Atlantic Equities have made an estimate for Alibaba Group Holding Limited shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on December 21, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Macquarie raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on December 07, 2021, representing the official price target for Alibaba Group Holding Limited stock. On November 19, 2021, analysts decreased their price target for BABA shares from 220 to 180.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Alibaba Group Holding Limited is set at 6.68, with the Price to Sales ratio for BABA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.70. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.32, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 27.14.

How has BABA stock performed recently?

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 9.28. With this latest performance, BABA shares gained by 3.78% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -36.83% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -45.04% 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 54.73, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 62.72, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.09 for Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 136.58, while it was recorded at 123.51 for the last single week of trading, and 182.47 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 +12.74 and a Gross Margin at +39.78. Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +20.96.

Return on Total Capital for BABA is now 7.97, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 15.05. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 17.74, with Return on Assets sitting at 9.99. 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 19.35. Additionally, BABA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 16.22, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 10.73. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 17.49, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 14.65.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA] managed to generate an average of $683,499 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 13.81 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.48.Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.60.

Earnings analysis for Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA]

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 6.75%.

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Insider trade positions for Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA]

There are presently around $75,953 million, or 23.90% of BABA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BABA stocks are: GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC with ownership of 47,977,858, which is approximately 57.295% of the company’s market cap and around 26.22% of the total institutional ownership; PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, holding 28,076,447 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.64 billion in BABA stocks shares; and HSBC HOLDINGS PLC, currently with $2.23 billion in BABA stock with ownership of nearly 299.2% of the company’s market capitalization.

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 621 institutional holders increased their position in Alibaba Group Holding Limited [NYSE:BABA] by around 86,105,274 shares. Additionally, 1,187 investors decreased positions by around 168,374,328 shares, while 170 investors held positions by with 330,626,012 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 585,105,614 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BABA stock had 115 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,289,185 shares, while 451 institutional investors sold positions of 23,437,663 shares during the same period.