The Alibaba IPO is coming this week. It's expected to raise between $21.1 billion and $24.3 billion, making it the largest initial public offering since Facebook Inc.'s (Nasdaq: FB) $16 billion IPO in 2012.
Because of their similar sizes, and the fact that they're only separated by two years, the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) IPO and Facebook IPO have been repeatedly compared to one another.
But these two massive IPOs are very different. Here's why...
Dow Futures Down Today on These Top Five Stories
Dow Futures, September 16, 2014: On Monday, markets remained highly anticipative of Chinese e-com giant Alibaba Holding Group's initial public offering, slated for this week.
But the news isn't all rosy for investors around the world. Dow Jones futures are down 29 points today. According to Bloomberg, Chinese residents are angry that they lack the financial resources or qualifications to invest in the Chinese e-commerce giant's stock.Here’s what else you should know to make your Tuesday profitable…
Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) Leads This Week's 7 Upcoming IPOs
The Alibaba IPO is not only the biggest of this week's upcoming IPOs, it could be the largest IPO ever.
It's the largest e-commerce company in the world's largest e-commerce market. And according to a new report today, the Alibaba IPO price is expected to reach as high as $70 per share.But it's not the only IPO this week. Here's the full story behind the Alibaba IPO, and the rest of this week's seven upcoming IPOs...
Stock Market Today Moving on BABA and AAPL Updates
Stock market today, Sept. 15, 2014: All three major U.S. stock markets were down Friday, while the S&P Volatility Index (VIX) soared more than 10% intraday. Economic concerns tied to the new round of sanctions against Russian oil and gas companies weighed heavily on oil stocks.
This week, investors will turn their attentions to the Fed Open Market Committee, which kicks off a meeting on Tuesday.Here's what else you should know to make your Monday profitable...
How Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) Can Shake Off the Alibaba IPO
Amazon stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) won't be hurt for long by the Alibaba IPO, due to hit Sept. 18. While both companies are e-commerce giants in their own right, the two may not be as competitive with one another as you think...Full Story
Alibaba IPO: BABA's Value Is Climbing Past This Tech Giant
Throughout the Alibaba IPO process, the Chinese e-commerce giant has been regularly compared to the largest e-commerce company in the U.S., Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN).
In fact, one of the most common nicknames for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) this past year has been "The Amazon of China."But that title may not fit much longer, because Alibaba will soon be much bigger than Amazon...
What Is Alibaba?
The Alibaba IPO could be the largest initial public offering ever as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) looks to raise as much as $24.3 billion when it prices its shares on Sept. 18.
But because it's a Chinese company, many U.S. investors are still asking "What is Alibaba?"Here’s a hint: It’s involved in a lot more than just e-commerce…
Expert: Alibaba IPO Lifted by Massive Shift in Chinese Market
The Alibaba IPO is expected to raise as much as $24.3 billion next week when Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) prices its shares on Thursday, Sept. 18.
Throughout the Alibaba IPO process, Money Morning's Executive Editor Bill Patalon has been following the company and the Chinese market carefully.And now, he's uncovered a major shift in the Chinese e-commerce industry. One that should drive Alibaba and BABA stock for years to come.
Alibaba Roadshow Brings BABA Stock to Investors
The Alibaba roadshow kicked off this week as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) officials began the final sales pitch for Alibaba stock ahead of the company's massive IPO.
The roadshow presentations are the primary way for Alibaba and the underwriters to sell Alibaba stock to institutional investors prior to the stock's debut.And they've taken on added importance as Alibaba plans to hold the largest IPO in world history...
Alibaba IPO Price Revealed – What Will Drive BABA Stock Higher
The Alibaba IPO price could reach as high as $24.3 billion, after Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) announced Friday that it will be pricing its shares between $60 and $66 per share.
At the midpoint of that range, the company will have a valuation of approximately $155 billion.
Some analysts are calling that price range "conservative."But there’s reason to believe Alibaba stock could climb much higher following the IPO…
Alibaba IPO Price Update Is Biggest Story in the Stock Market Today
Stock market today, Sept. 8, 2014: U.S. stock markets rallied Friday to end the week on a high note, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both logging their fifth consecutive weekly gains.
Although a lackluster jobs report indicates that hiring slowed in August, with the economy adding a meager 142,000 jobs, investors saw a silver lining in the eight-month hiring low: The structural weakness in the jobs sector likely means the U.S. Federal Reserve will hold off on raising interest rates in the near term.Here’s what else you should know to make your Monday profitable…
Alibaba IPO vs. Facebook IPO – Why There’s One Clear Winner
Because of its epic size, the Alibaba IPO can't escape the comparisons to Facebook Inc.'s (Nasdaq: FB) IPO.
The $16 billion the Facebook IPO raised in 2012 made it the largest tech IPO of all time, a record the Alibaba IPO will almost certainly beat when it comes to market in the next two weeks and raises some $20 billion.But despite certain similarities, this competition has a very clear winner…
Alibaba IPO Makes Founder Jack Ma China’s Richest Man – by a Wide Margin
The Alibaba IPO date is still at least two weeks away, but Alibaba's Chairman and co-founder Jack Ma is already feeling the impact of the massive IPO.
According to the Bloomberg's Billionaire Index, Ma's net worth has been calculated at $21.9 billion, making him China's wealthiest citizen - by a wide margin.Here’s how Ma’s wealth stacks up against other Chinese billionaires, and how the Alibaba IPO will pad his lead…
REPORT: New Alibaba IPO Date Released
According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the Alibaba IPO date will be set for early next week (Sept. 8), giving us a clearer idea when Alibaba stock will hit the market.
Multiple delays for an IPO are common, especially one the size of Alibaba's.Here’s the date that investors need to mark on their calendars, and the three most important facts to know now as the Alibaba IPO date approaches…
Alibaba Stock Could Replace These Major Mutual Fund Tech Holdings
A new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Alibaba stock could begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange as soon as Sept. 18 or 19.
The size of the IPO, and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) itself, should make Alibaba stock a hot commodity when it hits the market. And not just for investors, but for mutual funds as well.That may be good news for Alibaba stock, but it means these high-profile tech stocks could be replaced…