Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) does about 28.11M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 13559877 shares change hands in Monday trading. The company now has a market cap of 307.80B USD. Its current market price is $119.53, marking a decrease of -0.28% compared to the previous close of $119.86. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $129.40 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $58.01. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $120.30 and a low of $118.1372.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) has a 20-day trading average at $104.55 and the current price is -7.63% off the 52-week high compared with 106.05% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $91.55 and its 200-day simple moving average is $91.85. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 2.41%, which increases to 3.62% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 73.62 to suggest the stock is overbought.
60 analysts observing the Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $503.95 and $1482.34. The consensus objective for the share price is $142.53, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 16.14% over the period. The median price target is 87.96% away from the current levels at $992.85.
FactSet Research has provided data showing that 60 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 0 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 9 advise that it is a overweight. 46 analysts have rated it as a buy and 5 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Buy and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Strong Buy the stock.
The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on July 20, 2022 when Bernstein upgraded the stock to “Outperform” and issued a price target of between $115 and $130. JP Morgan also upgraded the stock to “Overweight” from Underweight on May 16, 2022 at a price target of $75-$130. Goldman resumed its price target at $185.
The current price level is 16.09%, 32.04%, and 30.20% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the BABA price moving above the 50-day SMA on January 23. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) stock is up 2.15% over the week and 39.12% over the past month. Its price is 35.69% year-to-date and -8.78% over the past year.
The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 6/29/2022, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of $1.62 above consensus estimates by $0.18. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 05/18/2023, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at $1.62 and $7.23 for whole year. BABA’s earnings per share are forecast to shrink by -7.30% this year and 16.60% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $35.92 billion, which analysts say will come at $124.78 billion for the current fiscal year and next year at $139.12 billion. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $29.06 billion.
Its 12-month price target is $992.85. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 16.14 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $503.95, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $1482.34.
Outstanding shares total 2.65B with insiders holding 0.01% of the shares and institutional holders owning 16.39% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of 3.60% and return on equity of 1.40%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 165.10 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 13.03. The beta has a value of 0.57. Price to book ratio is 2.26 and price to sales ratio is 2.43.
Caisse de Dépôt & Placement du Qu raise their holdings by 12.73% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 0.13% position in Alibaba Group Holding Limited thanks to 3.56 million shares amounting to $313.32 million.