Top Institutional Investors That Own Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA)

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Narwhal Capital Management now owns 4,600 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $794,000 after purchasing an additional 1,400 shares in the last quarter. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.03 on October 20, reaching $9.12. About 15.63 million shares traded. Telecom Italia SpA (ADR) (NYSE:TI) has risen 7.21% since October 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 33.57% the S&P500. The shares price go up so far this year; showing a rise of 102.63% and dropped with negative flow of -1.44% during recent week. BABA's profit will be $2.15B for 52.77 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Limited by 2,538.7% during the first quarter.

Welch Capital Partners Llc, which manages about $347.76 million and $302.01M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Palo Alto Networks Inc. Finally, Exane Derivatives bought a new stake in shares of Alibaba Group Holding Limited in the third quarter valued at about $883,000. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, thirty-one have given a buy rating and three have assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 94% are positive.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Alibaba Group Holding Limited will report full-year earnings of $4.95 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.54 to $5.47. The firm has "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer given on Monday, June 26.

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Atlantic Equities upgraded the stock and raised the price target on August 22 changing the price objective from $80.00 to $200.00 and setting the rating at "Overweight" which had previously been "Neutral". Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. reaffirmed a "strong-buy" rating on shares of Alibaba Group Holding Limited in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 205,313 shares of the company's stock valued at $17,035,000 after buying an additional 65,970 shares during the period. The firm has "Buy" rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Tuesday, April 12. Nomura has "Buy" rating and $137 target. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, October 29 by Standpoint Research. Bank of America Corporation reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $200.00 target price on shares of Alibaba Group Holding Limited in a research note on Monday, October 16th. UBS maintained Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) rating on Friday, August 14. On Friday, August 12 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform".

Investors sentiment increased to 2.39 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.11, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. A rating of 4 or 5 would represent a Sell recommendation. 505.99 million shares or 0.95% less from 510.84 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Csx Corp (NYSE:CSX) was raised too. The North Carolina-based Sterling Management Ltd has invested 0.03% in Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd, a Ohio-based fund reported 56,421 shares. 212,667 were reported by Hancock Hldg Company. Paloma Prtnrs Management Communications reported 57,633 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Naples Global Advsrs Ltd reported 6,535 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Mark Sheptoff Planning Lc holds 1,139 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Moreover, Shellback Cap Ltd Partnership has 1.27% invested in Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Investors are a little more bearish on shares of the company of late looking at the increase in short interest. Skylands Capital Limited Liability reported 33,000 shares or 0.3% of all its holdings. Diversicare Healthcare Svcs now has $76.15 million valuation. Northern Corp stated it has 261,499 shares.

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Geode Capital Management Llc increased Lumentum Holdings Inc stake by 37,044 shares to 488,634 valued at $27.88 million in 2017Q2. The stock increased 0.92% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $22.95. 812,186 shares of the stock were exchanged.

Among 6 analysts covering Model N Inc (NYSE:MODN), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Citigroup Inc. had 100 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sterne Agee CRT initiated the shares of ICE in report on Friday, May 20 with "Buy" rating. On Wednesday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with "Neutral". The stock has "Sector Perform" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, November 9. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, January 8 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Intercontinental Exchange Inc (NYSE:ICE) earned "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, December 15.

On August 18 Stifel Nicolaus kept the stock rating at "Outperform" and moved up the price target to $200.00 from $99.00. Jefferies maintained the shares of ICE in report on Wednesday, October 11 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Underweight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, October 6. It also reduced Jd Com Inc (NASDAQ:JD) stake by 12.00M shares and now owns 66.90M shares.

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