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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for BABA. 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, which equates to a potential downside of -15.67 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.96 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

BABA has an estimated earnings growth rate of 45.18 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. BABA has a PEG ratio of 1.36.

In the trailing 52-weeks, BABA hit 160.39 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 market cap of BABA is $394.05 billion. BABA will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.