Alibaba Stock Charts (NYSE:BABA)

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$102.95 $0.49 (0.48%) BABA stock closing price Feb 24, 2017 (Closing)

Alibaba stock chart has shown huge volatility since the listing of the company on September 19, 2014. Alibaba is a unique case given the exponential growth of the firm within a limited geography and the way the company’s management is structured. Considering that Alibaba still has huge potential, in the short run Alibaba stock may fluctuate, but in the long run the trend is likely to be an upward trend.

BABA Stock Vs S&P 500 Index

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Alibaba stock performance: The Alibaba stock charts shows stock trend against the S&P 500 index. While the index has returned 21.3%, Alibaba stock price has gone up by 54.44% in the last 1 year.

The company was listed at a price of $68 and quickly rose to $93 on the first day of trading. The company had modest beginnings but due to the first mover’s advantage it was able to grow at a high rate. The result has been that Alibaba has cornered a majority of China’s ecommerce business. Alibaba has more than 50% market share of Chinese eCommerce market. And China accounts for more than 50% of Global eCommerce sales.

Investors need to keep a close eye on Alibaba stock chart and how the stock moves. There are a couple of voices in the market suggesting a bearish trend for Alibaba. The reason is that when one looks at Alibaba stock chart the overall multiples enjoyed by the stock is higher than the industry. This is when the company is restricted in a particular geography and has given limited control to investors in the management decision.