|Bid||175.41 x 4000|
|Ask||175.42 x 900|
|Day's Range||172.52 - 175.64|
|52 Week Range||129.77 - 211.70|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.74|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||50.15|
|Earnings Date||May 2, 2019 - May 6, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||204.96|
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Shares of Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) are showing new life -- along with a number of Chinese equities -- now that the U.S. and China are working toward a trade solution. Because of this improving rhetoric, BABA stock has been on the move, rallying just over 30% off its recent lows.Source: Shutterstock Can it keep going and possibly get back to its prior highs?Let's explore BABA stock and see if it's a good fit for certain investors. After doing some research, I've found that bulls can make a case for Alibaba stock based on three merits.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Trade Deal BoostWhy exactly did Chinese stocks like Alibaba, Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ), JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) and others fall out of favor so quickly? Admittedly, no company on this list is fundamentally perfect. But neither did they see any benefit when the U.S. and China started levying tariffs against one another, escalating a trade war between two of the world's largest countries.However, China appeared more vulnerable than initially believed and its economy has suffered markedly as a result. The U.S. hasn't gone unaffected, but the economy has handled the escalating trade war much better than many thought. That's left America in a favorable negotiating spot and as the two counties inch toward a deal, Chinese equities have been rallying. * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability The knife cuts both ways. Any negative headlines or rhetoric about a trade deal falling apart will mean bad things for BABA stock and its Chinese compatriots. But so far, the sailing has been pretty smooth. Should a deal get done, these stocks will have a huge overhang lifted from them, allowing the stocks to be valued on their fundamentals rather than sold down due to country-wide concern. Strong Fundamentals for BABA StockThat brings us to fundamentals, which are very strong in the case of BABA stock. Weighing in with a $442 billion market cap, Alibaba is no small company. It's slightly larger than its domestic rival Tencent (OTCMKTS:TCEHY) and just a bit smaller than Facebook (NASDAQ:FB).Still, Alibab's growth is virtually unrivaled, given its size. What other $400 billion-plus market cap company is set to grow revenue more than 30% this year? With that market cap threshold, the closest we get are Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), which are forecast to grow sales just under 20% this year.Alibaba though? Analysts are looking for 54% revenue growth to $55.5 billion in fiscal 2019, the last quarter of which Alibaba will report in May. Currently, analysts estimate that the company will grow sales another ~36% in fiscal 2020, vastly outpacing its mega-cap peers.The downside is that revenue growth is outpacing earnings expansion, which would suggest some margin pressure for Alibaba. That said, analysts are looking for 14.5% earnings improvement this year to $5.43 a share and an acceleration in fiscal 2020 to 23%. BABA stock trading at 31 times this year's earnings isn't exactly cheap, but where else can we find this growth at this size? We can't. Trading Alibaba Stock Click to EnlargeBABA stock is now shaping up much better than we could have anticipated a few months ago. After a strong rally off the October lows, Alibaba stock was again slammed lower in December. I'm not going to lie, for investors who check their brokerage account frequently, it took some serious guts to hold onto these shares. * 7 Financial Stocks With Accelerating Growth Now above all of its major moving averages, Alibaba stock could have some clear skies ahead. It's got the fundamentals needed for a rally and all it really needs is the trade risk to be removed.This $168 to $175-ish area had been a strong buoy of support from the second half of 2017 through the first half of 2018. Once it gave way in September though, it turned to resistance, making the charts even more bearish. BABA stock is piercing through with authority, but it is starting to peak over this level.While the rally could always fizzle out, there's no doubt BABA stock is looking much healthier. Should we get a trade deal, this thing could fly and start to make its way back to $200. If this current zone acts as resistance, I would like to see shares hold up over the $160 to $165 area. Above it and Alibaba stock looks good. Below, not so much.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long AMZN and GOOGL. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Smart Money Stocks to Buy Now * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now * 7 Restaurant Stocks to Watch in 2019 Compare Brokers The post 3 Reasons to Buy Alibaba Stock Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
In the ongoing trade war between optimistic and more grizzly investors, Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) stock bulls are winning the battle off and on the price chart. Let me explain …Source: Shutterstock It's been a tough full year for BABA stock. Over the past 12 months, shares are off around 9%. More to the point though, it's been a constructive start to the new trading year off and on the price chart for BABA.Shares of BABA are up roughly 24% in 2019. That's more than double the approximate 11% gains in both the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:FXI) and the S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY).InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsOkay, so considering late 2018's extreme bearish behavior, some investors might be quick to point out BABA stock's performance is far from unique. That's true, but remember those gains come in the face of pervasive trade war fear-mongering by pundits to not invest in China. * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability As well, global and US-based rival Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) is sporting a relatively weak YTD gain of just 8%. So, could there be something more to Alibaba at this point in time and going forward? I believe there is.Off the price, in late January BABA handed investors an overall very solid earnings report. Overall sales of $17.06 billion did miss Street views of $17.68 billion. Still, strong above-view profits and oodles of double-digit year-over-year growth comps in areas like the cloud, retail, finance, food-delivery and even the quietly growing and important smart speaker market--support the case BABA is doing a lot more things right than wrong and reaping those rewards. Alibaba Stock Weekly Chart Click to Enlarge Much as its fundamental picture reinforces, overall Alibaba is also acting very constructive on the price chart. For technical-oriented investors BABA stock has established a double-bottom or "W" off its correction from last June's all-time high of $211.70.In of itself, many will see this type of base as bullish. And in conjunction with a small 'handle' consolidation forming, the reversal formation looks even better for continued upside in BABA.As with the earnings report net sales flaw, the current handle is slightly low within the base. The price action falls is battling the 50% retracement level, rather than being fully above it. However, with this area also holding the longer-term 200-day simple moving average; a breakout above the handle high of $173.09, if it occurs, should prove a powerful technical event.For investors agreeable with what's discussed off and on the price chart, I'd simply put BABA stock on the radar for purchase above the market if shares reclaim $173.09 and in the process, reaffirm the bullish picture.Regarding money management, a fairly standard 8% stop-loss serves a dual purpose. First, the exit ensures investors keep potential losses small and the proverbial powder dry for future opportunities.Secondly, unwinding a BABA stock position near $159 is also roughly 1.5% - 2.75% beneath the 38% retracement level and handle low. And bottom or squiggly price line, technically that would be an undesirable and ominous warning on the BABA stock chart worth stepping to the side for.Disclosure: Investment accounts under Christopher Tyler's management do not currently own positions in any securities mentioned in this article. The information offered is based upon Christopher Tyler's observations and strictly intended for educational purposes only; the use of which is the responsibility of the individual. For additional market insights and related musings, follow Chris on Twitter @Options_CAT and StockTwits. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Smart Money Stocks to Buy Now * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now * 7 Restaurant Stocks to Watch in 2019 Compare Brokers The post Bulls Are Winning the Alibaba Stock Trade War appeared first on InvestorPlace.
shares were indicated higher in pre-market trading Friday after the China-focused search engine operator posted stronger-than-expected fourth quarter earnings and held to its near-term revenue guidance despite the broader slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. Baidu said adjusted earnings for the three months ending in December were tabbed at 13.18 yuan per share ($1.96), based on its American depositary share listing, well ahead of the 11.83 estimate compiled by Refinitiv. Looking into 2019, Baidu said it sees first quarter revenues in the region of 23.5 billion to 24.7 billion, an 18% increase at the top end and a figure that won't be affected by company divestments and essentially matches Street forecasts.