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Friday February 24th 2017: Alibaba Group Holding Limited, BABA is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Specialty Retail, Other in the sector of Services. Based in China, Alibaba Group Holding Limited, BABA  has a market cap of 382.94 B. Since its IPO date on the 9/19/2014, Alibaba Group Holding Limited, BABA performance year to date is 72.91%. Today Alibaba Group Holding Limited, BABA has gained 1.23%, with a current price of 153.7.

Ownership of the company is *TBA for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 37.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 9.40%, with return on investment at 8.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Alibaba Group Holding Limited, BABA is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.28. While Total debt/equity is 0.33. With a profit margin of 27.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 62.40%, and operating margin of 29.00%. Alibaba Group Holding Limited ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.9, while the quick ratio is 1.9.

For the last year Alibaba Group Holding Limited, BABA has seen a EPS growth of -39.10%. A performance for the year of 85.75%. The 52-week high is 0.95%, and the 52-week low is 90.69%. The average volume for Alibaba Group Holding Limited, BABA is 217514.

With a target price of 166.72, can Alibaba Group Holding Limited, BABA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, BABA. Alibaba Group Holding Limited has a P/E of 60.63 and a forward P/E of 25.06. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 12.89. Alibaba Group Holding Limited also has a P/S and a P/B of 16.41 and 9.28 respectively. For P/cash, Alibaba Group Holding Limited has a value of 17.22, while it is 32.33 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 153.7, Alibaba Group Holding Limited has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 17.20%.

Looking more long-term Alibaba Group Holding Limited, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 4.70%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 32.85% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -39.10% for this year and for the last five years a 58.90% growth has been seen.

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