NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Alibaba (BABA) - Get Report stock is higher by 6.65% to $64.94 in mid-morning trading on Tuesday, after the company disclosed a 5.6% stake in the deals website Groupon (GRPN) late Friday. 

Alibaba said that it owns 32.97 million shares of Groupon as of December 31, MarketWatch reports. This would mean that Alibaba is Groupon's fourth largest shareholder. 

Shares of Groupon are skyrocketing about 35% today, and soared nearly 29% on Friday on better-than-expected 2015 fourth quarter earnings.

Given Groupon's current stock price, Alibaba's stake has increased in value by roughly $36.93 million in two trading sessions, and is up around $9.6 million year to date, assuming Alibaba's stake is unchanged, MarketWatch notes. 

Alibaba is an online retailer based in Hangzhou, China. 

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates the stock as a "sell" with a ratings score of D+.

Alibaba's weaknesses include a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: BABA

TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this article's author.

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