Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) closed the last trading session at $163.92

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) closed the last trading session at $163.92

Share performance for the month is now at 7.03%. Webster Bank N.A. boosted its position in Alibaba Group Holding Limited by 25.0% in the first quarter. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) earned "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Friday, August 12. The Ngam Advisors Lp holds 297,461 shares with $4.56 million value, up from 187,730 last quarter. Advisory Services Network, LLC controls 3,176 shares worth $447,000.

If we checked the overall image of stock during recent quarter then we found that stock performance is trading up 35.17%. Finally, San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA purchased a new stake in Alibaba Group Holding Limited during the second quarter worth $116,000.

Harvard Management Co Inc increased Ishares Tr (HYG) stake by 17,450 shares to 1.52M valued at $131.24 million in 2016Q4.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) notched a 2.77% intraday gain moving at $163.92.

Following its latest earnings, Alibaba's market cap is worth $419 billion, not far from Amazon's $461 billion and above other USA ecommerce companies, like eBay's $37 billion and Best Buy's $18.3 billion market caps.

Alibaba said monthly active users on mobile increased by 24% to 529mln, while cloud computing paying customers increased by 75% to 1.01mln helping cloud computing revenue leap 96% higher to US$359mln. The 50 day moving average went up by +10.454% and the 200 day average went up $43.41 or +34.980%. Alibaba Group Holding Limited also was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. This is an increase of approximately 228% compared to the average volume of 26,062 put options.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Thursday, May 18th that permits the company to buyback $6.00 billion in shares. Results beat consensus estimates by a massive $0.24 per share. Alibaba Group Holding Limited had a return on equity of 15.40% and a net margin of 27.51%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.74 earnings per share.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) recently closed with rise of 5.97% to its 20-Day Simple Moving Average. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, September 17 by Oppenheimer. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States & global trademark and copyright legislation. Nokota Management Lp sold 73,710 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)'s stock rose 12.78%.

Several analysts have commented on BABA shares. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Thursday, June 8. They set an "overweight" rating and a $190.00 price objective for the company. On Friday, May 6 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Outperform". Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) has risen 57.33% since August 18, 2016 and is uptrending. The original version of this piece can be read at The firm issued a buy rating and a $175.00 price target on the specialty retailer's stock.

Among 33 analysts covering Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), 31 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold.

Alibaba stock doesn't seem like "just" a buy at current levels, but a no-brainer buy given its potential for rapid growth.

Alibaba attributed at least some of the cloud growth to several new products that allow companies to more easily migrate their data to cloud services, including Cloud Storage Gateway a system created to integrate on-premise data with the Alibaba cloud, a current trend in cloud migration.