Stock in Focus - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)

There are a number of sell-side research firms which cover Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) and offer projections on earnings and future stock movement. On a consensus basis, analysts have a one year target price of 106.61 on the equity. The company has a trailing twelve month EPS of 1.78. The consensus analyst estimates according to First Call for the next quarter is 0.59. The current year EPS estimate on the stock is 2.19 and the EPS estimate for next year sits at 2.79.

Company shares opened the most recent trading session at 80.46 and at the time of writing the last Bid was at 77.84. In the current trading session the stock reached as high as 80.90 and dipped down to 77.77. Alibaba Group Holding Limited A, a NYQ listed company, has a current market cap of 193.61B and on average over the past 3 months has seen 15943400 shares trade hands on a daily basis.

On a technical level the stock has a 50 Day Moving Average of 83.58. Based on a recent trade, this puts the equity at -6.87% away from that average. In comparing the stock’s current level to its extended history, the stock is trading -35.13% away from its 52-week high of 120.00 and +0.09% away from the stock’s low point over the past 52 weeks, which was 77.77.

The price to earnings ratio, or the valuation ratio of a company’s current share price compared to its per-share earnings sits at N/A. This is an important indicator as a higher ratio typically suggests that investors are expecting higher future earnings growth compared to companies in the same industry with lower price to earnings ratios. When calculating in the EPS estimates for the current year from sell-side analysts, the Price to current year EPS stands at 35.71. Investors looking further ahead, will note that the Price to next year’s EPS is 27.90.

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