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Morning Stock Stories: Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA)

Today’s top gainers include the company Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) which is in the industry Specialty Retail, Other, gaining 0.46% today. In the last week its performance is 0.92%, and 20.28% for the past quarter. Currently, Alibaba Group Holding Limited, BABA has a target price of 130.28, so today’s gain of 0.46% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -3.65%.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA), has a market cap of 299.56 B, and is based in China. Insider ownership is at *TBA, and institutional ownership is 37.80%.

At the current price of 121.27, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 130.28. This is with a profit margin of 26.70%, and total debt/equity of 0.34. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has a P/E of 55.94, as well as a forward P/E of 28.46.

With a current EPS of 2.17, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 23.94%,Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 125.40%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 4.22%.

Performance for the year is 53.45%. Since its IPO date on 9/19/2014, the total performance to date is 38.10%.

Volume today for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA), is 37084435, while its average volume is 9854.57. Whilst the total gain today was 0.46%, it did have a day high of -2.47%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.91%, and 1.68% for the month. The 52-week low for Alibaba Group Holding Limited, BABA has been 65.44%, while the 52-week-high has reached -2.47%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 7.20%, and its return on assets is 8.90%. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has an operating margin of 29.70%. With a sales growth of 54.10% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Alibaba Group Holding Limited, BABA is in the sector Services, its long-term debt/equity is 0.29, and has a current ratio of 1.8 and 1.8 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Alibaba Group Holding Limited? Well its PEG is 13.27, and the P/S is 14.37, along with a P/B of 7.89. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 14.58.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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