Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Alibaba Group

(

BABA

) as a post-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Alibaba Group as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • BABA has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $937.5 million.
  • BABA is up 2% today from today's close.

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More details on BABA:

Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online and mobile commerce company in the People's Republic of China and internationally. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Alibaba Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Alibaba Group has been 17.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Alibaba Group has a market cap of $167.1 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 17.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Alibaba Group as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • BABA has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 23.32% from its price level of one year ago. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
  • The gross profit margin for ALIBABA GROUP HLDG is currently very high, coming in at 71.31%. Regardless of BABA's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, BABA's net profit margin of 34.00% significantly outperformed against the industry.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $3,973.46 million or 28.17% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 4.52%.
  • Although BABA's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26 is very low, it is currently higher than that of the industry average.
  • ALIBABA GROUP HLDG reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($17.47 versus $1.59).

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