Analyst Ratings for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR (BABA)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Buy has been given to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR (NYSE:BABA) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, BABA was issued an average rating of Buy.

40 analysts declared BABA a buy, 5 issued an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 4 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

BABA was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 201, implying a possible profit of 30.39 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 130, implying a possible loss of -15.67 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.96 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 8.72 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.14 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 9.56 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of BABA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 45.18 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of BABA is 1.36.

BABA has a 52-week high of 160.39 and a 52-week low of 81.95. Today's price is 88.1 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.89 percent below the high. BABA has a price/earnings ratio of 61.6. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BABA value stock report compares BABA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $394.05 billion. BABA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.