Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Stock Outlook: Important Action Coming Up

Taking into account all relevant factors, Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) scores 100% Buy on the technical side. The share price is also flashing a Buy from the Barchart TrendSpotter trading system. Investors starting out on a short-term path of investing should know that short terms indicators for BABA averaged 100% Buy with an average daily trading volume over the past 20 days at 11839379 shares. Those using medium-term investment strategies, the shares have overall a 1% Buy signal while the 50-day average daily volume remained almost 15386716 shares. It’s also important to note that the stock, whose average daily volume over the 100 days as of this piece was 14045995 shares, is signaling100% Buy for long term investors.

The stock is lingering around the initial support level of $223.69. After this, the following support is at the zone of $222.33. Up until the time the BABA stock hit levels beyond the current one, bulls should have no alarm. In terms of its momentum, the stock’s RSI hit 65 on the daily chart, and this may be a cause for concern. In case the price goes below $222.33 level on closing basis, there may be more profit booking with the stock growing weaker. Still, getting to the $227.12 level may cause a pull-back move approaching $229.19 mark.

In the recent trading session, Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) shares lost -0.7% or -1.57 points to reach at $223.49 with a thin trading volume of 4.269 million shares. It opened the trading session at $226.65, the shares rose to $227.82 and dropped to $224.39, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole session. The company now has a market cap of $598 billion and currently has 2.66 billion outstanding shares. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) stock has accumulated 9.83 percent of market value in 21 trading days.

Stock analysts at Macquarie, assumed coverage of shares of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) with Outperform recommendation, according to their opinion released on November 22. HSBC Securities analysts again handed out a Buy rating to BABA shares but they lifted target price for the firm in a flash note to investors on October 04. The price target has been raised from $230 to the new $233. HSBC Securities, analysts launched coverage of BABA shares with a Buy recommendation, according to their flash note to investors on October 04.

BABA stock’s trailing 3-year beta is 2.21, meaning there will be a greater rate of return, although posing a higher risk. The part of a firm’s profit given to each outstanding share of regular stock was $8.38 share in the trailing 52 weeks. The stock’s value surged 6.11 percent year to date (YTD) compared to a rise of 49.16 percent in 52 week’s period. The firm’s shares are still trading -3.31 percent below its 1-year high of $231.14 and 51.06 percent up from 52-week low of $147.95. The average consensus ranking on the company is 1.6, on a ranging where 5 is equal to a consensus sell rating. In other words, the mean analyst recommendations are ranking this stock as a buy.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) shares are trading at a P/E ratio of 26.55 times earnings posted in the trailing 12 months. The industry BABA deals with has an average P/E of 31.6. Its P/B ratio is standing at 8.22X compared to the 6.77 industry average. It is additionally sporting a 6.69 on the Price-to-Sales ratio, compared to the industry’s P/S average of 1.34. Alibaba Group Holding Limited has a 45.6% gross profit margin, with its operating margin around 18.1%. Alongside this, the company’s net profit margin currently stands at 34.3%.

Past records have indicated that shares in Alibaba Group Holding Limited rose on 12 different earnings reaction days and we have yet to see whether this trend will play out and remain in place when the company reports upcoming earnings.