Alibaba's outlook tops estimates as spending drives growth

Alibaba's outlook tops estimates as spending drives growth”

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Shares of Alibaba BABA were down marginally through early afternoon trading on Thursday in a sign that investors might be concerned about the company often called the "Amazon AMZN of China" ahead of the release of its fiscal fourth quarter earnings report. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings report before the market opens on Friday, May 4th. Revenue popped 61% over the same period a year ago to 61.93 billion yuan, or about $9.74 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of $6.72 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.76 to $8.34.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 1.12.

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Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) will report its next earnings on May 04 BMO. This is much higher than the current consensus estimates of revenue of US$54.50bn for the year ending March 31, 2019. The cloud business for Alibaba, a leading infrastructure as a service player in China, delivered fourth quarter cloud computing revenue of $699 million, or a almost $2.8 billion annual run rate. It has a return on equity (ROE) of 21.50%.

This is an increase over its earnings per share of 69 cents for the same time a year ago.

Several brokerages have weighed in on BABA.

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Total analysts of 16 have positions in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) as follows: 16 rated it a "Buy", 0 with "Sell" and 0 with "Hold". The share last price represents downtick move of -12.00% in value from company's 52-Week high price and shows 59.17% above change in value from its 52-Week low price. Oppenheimer has "Buy" rating and $16500 target. Jefferies maintained it with "Overweight" rating and GBX 888 target in Friday, January 29 report.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) ended its previous trading session at $182.45 with the Gain of 0.55%. The company has market cap of $28.83 million. On Wednesday, August 23 the stock rating was maintained by M Partners with "Buy". The stock increased 5.05% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $4.78. The firm has a market capitalization of $464,721.41, a price-to-earnings ratio of 72.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 2.52. The company shares sank -4.57% from their peak of $46.87 and now has a $2.08 billion market value of equity. Indus Capital Partners Llc has cut its stake in Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU) and also reduced its holding in World Accep Corp Del (NASDAQ:WRLD) by 70,657 shares in the quarter, for a total of 211,315 shares. Johanson Financial Advisors Inc.'s holdings in Alibaba Group were worth $2,233,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. The stock now has Monthly Volatility of 2.56% and Weekly Volatility of 1.87%. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. now owns 4,086 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $705,000 after acquiring an additional 290 shares during the period. The hedge fund run by Eric Chen held 67,000 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $11.55M, down from 87,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tygh Capital Mngmt Inc owns 193,264 shares or 0.35% of their U.S. portfolio.

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