The outlook and analysis of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA)’s stock

Currently, Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA] is trading at $81.60, down -4.90%. In order to assess the stock’s recent performance, you can check whether its short-term value is rising or falling. The BABA shares have lost -8.23% over the last week, with a monthly amount drifted -9.36%, and not seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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From an analyst’s perspective:

Alibaba Group Holding Limited [NYSE: BABA] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on July 20, 2022, when Bernstein upgraded its rating to a Outperform and also boosted its price target to $130 from $115. Previously, JP Morgan upgraded its rating to Overweight on May 16, 2022, and elevated its price target to $130. JP Morgan downgraded its rating to a Underweight but stick to its price target of $65 on March 14, 2022. UBS reiterated its recommendation of a Buy and reduced its price target to $150 on February 25, 2022. Stifel reiterated a Buy rating for this stock on February 25, 2022, and downed its price target to $135. In a note dated February 25, 2022, Morgan Stanley reiterated an Overweight rating on this stock and revised its target price from $165 to $145.

This stock has fluctuated between a low of $73.28 and a high of $182.09 over the last 52 weeks. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $1037.19 within the next 12 months. Alibaba Group Holding Limited [NYSE: BABA] shares were valued at $81.60 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 1171.07% based on the average price forecast.

Analyzing the BABA fundamentals

Recent quarter sales for Alibaba Group Holding Limited [NYSE:BABA] were 243.9 billion which represents -0.10% decline. During this period, the public company’s revenue per employee was $4,058,977, while its income per employee was $294,809. Gross Margin for this corporation currently stands at +35.49% with Operating Margin at +11.20%, Pretax Margin comes in at +6.98%, and Net Margin reading is +7.26%. To continue investigating profitability, this company’s Return on Assets is posted at 3.67, Equity is 6.58, Total Capital is 7.59, and Invested Capital is 5.61. An extended look at the Principal structure reveals enduring liabilities to the total capital of 15.70 and enduring liabilities to assets of 10.42.

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 80.35 points at the first support level, and at 79.09 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 84.01, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 86.41.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited [BABA] reported earnings per share of $1.18 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 3/30/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $1.09/share, meaning a difference of $0.09 and a surprise factor of 8.30%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 12/30/2021 were $2.59 per share as compared to estimates of $2.49 per share, a difference of $0.1 representing a surprise of 4.00%.

Ratios To Look Out For

To put it in perspective, the Current Ratio for Alibaba Group Holding Limited [NYSE:BABA] is 1.70. In addition, the Quick Ratio stands at 1.58 and the Cash Ratio stands at 1.28. Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 2.36, the price to book ratio is 2.04 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 38.97.