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Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) Stock Price Closes at $93.89, Up 38% in Debut

BABA stock price

The Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) stock price closed at $93.89, a 38% gain from the company's offer price of $68 per share. BABA shares closed up 1.2% from their opening price of $92.70.

When BABA stock opened at $92.70, early shareholders had an immediate return of 36.3% from the offer price.

Shortly after hitting the market at 11:53 a.m., BABA stock hit a high of $99.25, a 46% jump from the $68 offer price.

Here’s everything investors need to know about the BABA stock price now...

Dow Futures Soaring as BABA Comes to the Big Apple

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Dow Futures, September 19, 2014: U.S. markets closed soaring on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index both reaching record levels.

Dow Jones futures today (Friday) were up 63 points. Nasdaq and S&P futures also climbed 13 and 5.25 points respectively. U.K. markets also rallied on news that Scotland voted to stay.

Here are today’s top financial stories:

Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) Has to Make Its Windfall Count After Alibaba IPO

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Now that the long-awaited Alibaba IPO (NYSE: BABA) is here and the stock starts trading tomorrow (Friday) -- Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer has some big decisions on her plate.

Yahoo figures to get a massive windfall from its 22.5% stake in the Chinese e-commerce giant, thanks to a prescient $1 billion investment the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Internet pioneer made in 2005.

But now Yahoo needs to put that money to work, primarily through key acquisitions.

Here are the companies most likely to be on Yahoo's shopping list...

All the Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) Stock News Investors Need Now

NYSE: BABA Stock News

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) stock news has been pouring in as the historic Alibaba IPO draws closer. Tonight, company officials will announce the final Alibaba stock price, and we're looking at a range of $66 to $68 per share.

As we wait for BABA shares to hit the market, here are updates on all the Alibaba stock news stories we're following.

See the latest on the Alibaba stock price, Alibaba's valuation, BABA shares, and ways to invest in Alibaba...

Jack Ma, the Man Behind the History Alibaba IPO

Jack Ma is the founder of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) and the man that has turned Alibaba into the largest e-commerce company in the world's largest e-commerce money.

And now he's the man behind that Alibaba IPO - a deal that could end up being the largest initial public offering in history.

Here’s what investors need to know about Jack Ma as Alibaba stock makes its debut on the New York Stock Exchange…

Dow Jones and S&P 500 Close at Record Highs Today, BABA Frenzy Continues

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U.S. markets soared again Thursday, with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 both closing at record levels. Investors continue to eye the Federal Reserve, which said it will maintain a low interest rate for some time but plans to increase the rate in quick spurts as the economic recovery continues.

All eyes are on the Alibaba IPO, with BABA shares to begin trading on the NYSE Friday.

Here are more top stories from today’s trading…

All the Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) Stock Information Investors Need Now

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The Alibaba IPO is just hours away and Money Morning has all the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) stock information investors need to know as BABA stock hits the market on Friday, Sept. 19.

Currently, a price range of $66 to $68 has been set for the BABA stock price. Previously, the company had set a range of $60 to $66 for BABA shares. At the high end of the new range, the Alibaba IPO will raise roughly $21.8 billion.

But that's just the start. Here's the rest of the BABA stock information investors need ahead of the historic Alibaba IPO...

Yahoo's Stake in Alibaba: How This Partnership Started and What's Next

Yahoo's stake in Alibaba

Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) is often mentioned in the same breath as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA).That's because of Yahoo's stake in Alibaba - it owns about 24% - initiated in 2005.

And this means a lot for YHOO as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba preps for the largest IPO in history.

Here’s how the Yahoo-Alibaba partnership began, and what it could mean for both Yahoo and Alibaba stock going forward…

Your BABA IPO Info Guide (in 5 GIFs)

Are you still feeling like you don't know all you're supposed to about the BABA IPO? (Even though it's been the hottest financial news topics this week, even with the Fed meeting and Scottish independence vote...)

We've got you covered. Take just a few minutes and you can learn everything you need to know about the Alibaba IPO and BABA stock, in five gifs...

Get started here.

Three Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) Charts All Investors Need

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The Alibaba IPO is just hours away, and the deal will likely be the largest initial public offering in history.

Here are the three most important Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) charts all investors need to see before Alibaba stock hits the market tomorrow (Friday).

Make sure to see these before BABA stock makes its debut…

Where to Buy Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) Stock

Where to Buy Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) Stock

Here's where investors looking for where to buy Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) stock should look...

U.S. investors hoping to get in on the action and profit directly from the IPO, the deadline to call your broker and place orders for allotted shares was 4 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

But fortunately, for those who missed that opportunity, there is still a way to play the Alibaba IPO...

All the Alibaba IPO Information You Need: Price, Valuation, Ticker and More

Alibaba IPO Information

Don't get left behind – get all the Alibaba IPO info now before this stock (NYSE: BABA) starts trading on the NYSE Sept. 19.

Alibaba could be the biggest IPO in history, and the only new stock worth buying the same day it starts trading.

Here's everything you need to know about BABA stock.

How To Invest in the Alibaba IPO

How to invest in the Alibaba IPO

Here's a list of actions for investors wanting to know how to invest in the Alibaba IPO.

But hurry - the time to maximize your BABA profits is passing by...

Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) ETFs

NYSE: BABA ETFs

Alibaba stock will make its public debut on the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow (Friday) morning, and there are two ETF in particular that are poised to add BABA stock...

Click here to learn more about these ETFs and the profit opportunities they provide...

Alibaba IPO Price Announced: UPDATE

Alibaba IPO price

The Alibaba IPO price has been set at $68 per share at the high end of its proposed range.
At that price, Alibaba has raised $21.8 billion through the IPO today. However that total could go even higher - possibly to $25 billion - depending on how many shares the company's underwriters purchase.

Here’s what you need to know about the Alibaba IPO price, as we await the debut of BABA stock…