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Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) Shares Up Despite Recent Market Volatility

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA)’s stock price has increased by 0.15 compared to its previous closing price of 81.51. but the company has seen a -2.09% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 02/23/23 that Alibaba Stock Jumps After Earnings Beat. Chinese Lockdowns Still Weighed.

Is It Worth Investing in Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) Right Now?

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 37.12x compared to its average ratio. compared to its average ratio and a 36-month beta value of 0.64. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 50 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 9 as “overweight,” 4 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price point forecasted by analysts for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) is $984.37, which is $63.07 above the current market price. The public float for BABA is 2.54B, and currently, short sellers hold a 2.46% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of BABA on March 16, 2023 was 20.95M shares.

BABA’s Market Performance

BABA’s stock has seen a -2.09% decrease for the week, with a -21.68% drop in the past month and a -10.70% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.67%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.95% for Alibaba Group Holding Limited The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -9.58% for BABA stock, with a simple moving average of -12.40% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of BABA

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for BABA stocks, with Bernstein repeating the rating for BABA by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for BABA in the upcoming period, according to Bernstein is $130 based on the research report published on July 20th of the previous year 2022.

JP Morgan, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see BABA reach a price target of $130, previously predicting the price at $75. The rating they have provided for BABA stocks is “Overweight” according to the report published on May 16th, 2022.

Goldman gave a rating of “Buy” to BABA, setting the target price at $185 in the report published on April 11th of the previous year.

BABA Trading at -20.51% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought BABA to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -35.13% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.95%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.67%, as shares sank -21.22% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -11.71% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, BABA fell by -2.59%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -13.06% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $89.18. In addition, Alibaba Group Holding Limited saw -7.33% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Stock Fundamentals for BABA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +11.20 for the present operating margin
  • +35.49 for the gross margin

The net margin for Alibaba Group Holding Limited stands at +7.26. The total capital return value is set at 7.59, while invested capital returns managed to touch 5.61. Equity return is now at value 4.20, with 2.30 for asset returns.

Based on Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA), the company’s capital structure generated 18.62 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 15.70. Total debt to assets is 10.42, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 17.16. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 14.47.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.27, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.10. The receivables turnover for the company is 13.31 and the total asset turnover is 0.51. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.65.


To put it simply, Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) has had a bad performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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