Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) finished Wednesday with an addition of $4.4 to close at $167.40, an upside of 2.70 percent. An average of 32,967,199 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $23.30 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 25,179,695 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 26,883,861.
BABA stock has increased by 4.53% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $138.43 on 10/04/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 02/16/21, shares of the company touched a low of $138.43 and a high of $319.32 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -47.58% from the 52-week high.
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Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.09, which compares with the 21.00 for the broader industry and 31.09 for the sector. In the last five years, Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s PE ratio has ranged between 62.67 and 17.24. The stock’s beta is 0.84. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 3.68, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 3.01, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 16.04.
The quick ratio of Alibaba Group Holding Limited for the three months ended June 29 was 1.80, and the current ratio was 1.80, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.14 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.15 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 40.10% against a 5-year average of 50.1%. Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 19.30%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 11.20%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $45.19 billion compared to revenue of $109.48 billion.
For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s return on assets was 9.10%, compared to 10.8% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 1.40%, and the 5-year average is 10.6%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 16.00% and the 5-year average holds at 19.9%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 10.33 over the past year.
The analyst consensus anticipated Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $2.24 per share, but it turned out to be $2.57, a 14.70% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $4.78 billion.
From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 68.37%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 49.48%.
As of today, BABA’s price is $162.37 +16.17% or $23.30 from its 5-day moving average. BABA is currently trading +6.04% higher than its 20-day SMA and -20.69% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -15.19% below the SMA50 and -24.72% below the SMA200.
The stochastic %K and %D were 84.01% and 85.69%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 6.02. With the 14-day stochastic at 92.35% and the average true range at 5.97, the RSI (14) stands at 59.31%. The stock has reached 11.12 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 12.91.
Raymond James downgraded Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) to a an Outperform rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a a Strong buy.