Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC increased its stake in shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) by 1.8% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 9,806 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 170 shares during the period. Alibaba Group accounts for about 0.7% of Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 25th biggest holding. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC’s holdings in Alibaba Group were worth $2,080,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Cypress Wealth Services LLC raised its holdings in Alibaba Group by 3.2% during the third quarter. Cypress Wealth Services LLC now owns 1,811 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $303,000 after acquiring an additional 57 shares in the last quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC raised its holdings in Alibaba Group by 5.0% during the third quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC now owns 1,228 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $205,000 after acquiring an additional 59 shares in the last quarter. Moneta Group Investment Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Alibaba Group by 2.7% during the second quarter. Moneta Group Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,302 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $390,000 after acquiring an additional 60 shares in the last quarter. Pegasus Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in Alibaba Group by 0.8% during the third quarter. Pegasus Asset Management Inc. now owns 7,959 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,331,000 after acquiring an additional 62 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cabot Wealth Management Inc. raised its holdings in Alibaba Group by 0.3% during the third quarter. Cabot Wealth Management Inc. now owns 21,960 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,672,000 after acquiring an additional 66 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 46.62% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Alibaba Group stock traded down $3.99 on Tuesday, hitting $226.49. The stock had a trading volume of 17,263,901 shares, compared to its average volume of 13,128,814. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has a twelve month low of $147.95 and a twelve month high of $231.14. The business’s 50 day moving average is $209.21 and its two-hundred day moving average is $182.41. The company has a quick ratio of 1.38, a current ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17. The stock has a market cap of $574.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 63.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 2.25.

Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) last posted its earnings results on Friday, November 1st. The specialty retailer reported $1.49 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.19 by $0.30. Alibaba Group had a return on equity of 14.92% and a net margin of 34.02%. The company had revenue of $16.65 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $16.72 billion. As a group, equities analysts predict that Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will post 5.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

BABA has been the topic of several analyst reports. Macquarie initiated coverage on Alibaba Group in a report on Wednesday, November 27th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $235.00 target price (up previously from $230.00) on shares of Alibaba Group in a report on Monday, November 4th. HSBC assumed coverage on Alibaba Group in a research report on Wednesday, November 27th. They set a “buy” rating and a $197.70 price target on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded Alibaba Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 4th. Finally, Oppenheimer set a $215.00 price target on Alibaba Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and twenty-four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $226.21.

About Alibaba Group

Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online and mobile commerce company in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Core Commerce, Cloud Computing, Digital Media and Entertainment, and Innovation Initiatives and Others.

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