According to a Bloomberg report, the Alibaba IPO price could be 22% lower than most analyst valuations when the company goes public later this year - but the reason is actually good for investors.
A discount would not signify weakness in the IPO – rather, it would be Alibaba’s attempt to avoid a flop like the one Facebook experienced during its initial public offering, when it ended up losing half its market value in four months as investors worried about slowing growth.
Here's how a more modest valuation will actually help Alibaba investors...
Today's Stock Market News Includes the ABBV-SHPG Merger, Alibaba, and More
Stock market news today, July 18, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average was hammered on Thursday and the S&P Volatility Index soared when a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed in a Ukraine. Suspicions swirled on whether it was shot down by Russians or pro-Russian separatists. Commodity prices in gold, oil, and agriculture saw strong gains as investors fled to hard assets.Here are the top stock market news stories for Friday, including a new Alibaba IPO date, details from the ABBV-SHPG merger, news from China, a FedEx scandal, MS earnings, and more...
In addition, multiple big name brands slumped heavily after failing to meet second-quarter earnings expectations.
REPORT: A New Alibaba IPO Date Just Released
According to a report today from The Wall Street Journal, the Alibaba IPO date is likely to occur sometime in September.
The report, citing unnamed sources, says that Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) would like to wait until after Labor Day on Sept. 1, for the IPO date.Here’s why the Alibaba IPO date was pushed back and what investors need to know now…
Yahoo Stock (Nasdaq: YHOO) Surges Despite First-Ever Mayer Earnings Miss
Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) reported second quarter 2014 earnings results after closing bell today (Tuesday). Despite a miss, Yahoo stock surged more than 2.25% after hours.Here’s what’s going on…
Alibaba IPO Update: Earnings Report Today
Investors were given an update on the Alibaba IPO today (Tuesday) when Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) reported second quarter earnings. Yahoo owns a 24% stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) and will be selling a large percentage of its shares through the IPO.
However, Alibaba granted Yahoo permission to sell fewer shares in the IPO later this year, in a move that will help Yahoo maintain more control in the Chinese e-commerce giant.YHOO shareholders also received good news from today’s report…
Alibaba IPO Date Is Clearer Now With "Roadshow" Timetable Set
Further details about the Alibaba IPO date were revealed late yesterday (Thursday) when The Wall Street Journal reported that the e-commerce giant will begin its IPO process as soon as the end of July.
Numerous estimates place the Alibaba IPO near $20 billion, which would make it the largest U.S. IPO ever. At the least, Alibaba is expected to easily beat the $16 billion raised by Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) in 2012, making it the largest Internet IPO of all time.According to the typical timeframe for IPOs of that size, here’s when investors can expect the Alibaba IPO date…
Why Alibaba Stock Can Outperform IPO Giants of the Past
Alibaba stock could start trading on the New York Stock Exchange as soon as next month, and the Chinese e-commerce IPO is expected to be one of the largest U.S. IPOs ever.
But for those who buy Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE: BABA) stock following its public debut, the size of the initial public offering pales in comparison to the performance of BABA stock.To get some perspective on how trading for a newly issued stock can go, let’s look at the performance of fellow monster IPOs Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), and Facebook (Nasdaq: FB)…
The Alibaba IPO Comes With A Little-Known Exception
Under normal circumstances, mega IPOs are reserved for the well-connected and ultra-rich. Even the just-announced Alibaba IPO is shaping up to be a hard-to-get stock offering.
But these are not normal circumstances. This IPO comes with a little-known "exception."
And that exception could allow you to pocket 160% gains or more - before the IPO even hits.Read More...
Countdown to the Alibaba IPO Date: 10 Must-Know Facts Before the Big Day
The Alibaba IPO date could be set for sometime early next month, and the hype continues to grow around what may be one of the largest initial public offerings ever.But before investors decide whether this is an IPO they want to play, there are 10 important facts every investor needs to know before making a decision on the offering...
Why Alibaba IPO Value Estimates Keep Climbing – Up to $221 Billion
The Alibaba IPO value saw another bullish estimate yesterday (Monday), when Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster projected that the Chinese e-commerce giant is worth $221 billion including cash.
Before yesterday's update, many analysts had settled on an estimate of $168 billion for Alibaba's valuation. The estimates continue to grow more bullish as the Alibaba IPO date approaches.And there is a simple reason why: Alibaba is worth the hype…
NYSE: BABA, Alibaba Stock Has a Ticker
Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Inc. (NYSE: BABA) made an amendment to its IPO filing last night (Thursday), announcing that it will be listing on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "BABA."
Rumors circulated last month that Alibaba would choose "BABA" as its ticker, because "ba" means "eight" in Chinese, which is considered a lucky number in Chinese culture.Now that BABA stock has chosen an exchange, here’s the rest of the information you need to know ahead of the Alibaba IPO…
Stock Market News: U.S. Markets Dip, GPRO Soars, Alibaba Makes a Choice, and More
Stock market news, June 26, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average and other U.S. markets dipped Thursday on news of weaker consumer spending. Additionally contributing was a rise in a critical inflation gauge in the domestic economy.Here’s the scorecard from today’s trading session, plus today’s top market news:
Alibaba Stock to Trade on NYSE
It was announced today that Alibaba stock will trade on the New York Stock Exchange, according to a report today (Thursday) from Bloomberg.
The report indicates that the Chinese e-commerce giant could announce the decision in a revised IPO prospectus as early as this afternoon.For the NYSE, landing the Alibaba IPO is a major success - because the size, scope and potential for Alibaba are enormous...
How High the Alibaba IPO Price Could Climb
It has been widely estimated that the Alibaba IPO will be one of the largest IPOs of all-time and possibly even the largest IPO in U.S. history.
But the investment research firm Morningstar upped the ante this week when it declared that the Alibaba IPO could raise an incredible $26 billion for the Chinese e-commerce firm. Morningstar also projected that Alibaba's equity value could reach $220 billion.Here's why Morningstar is so bullish on the Alibaba IPO...
Alibaba IPO Frenzy Triggers Double-Digit Gains in These Investments
The Alibaba IPO is expected to be one of the largest U.S. IPOs of all time, with some projections placing the deal north of $20 billion.
The Alibaba IPO date isn't imminent - it may still be months away - but that hasn't stopped investors from looking for ways to begin profiting from the Alibaba IPO now.This stock is already feeling the “Alibaba effect.” In fact, it’s up 13% since the Alibaba IPO filing…