BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Limited

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
176.92
+5.26 (+3.06%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close171.66
Open172.80
Bid0.00 x 1400
Ask177.70 x 1000
Day's Range172.52 - 177.02
52 Week Range129.77 - 211.70
Volume16,175,610
Avg. Volume15,829,891
Market Cap458.608B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.74
PE Ratio (TTM)50.59
EPS (TTM)3.50
Earnings DateMay 2, 2019 - May 6, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est204.96
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