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How to buy Alibaba stock | US$277.71

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How to buy stocks in Alibaba

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Alibaba. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BABA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Alibaba reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of US$277.71, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Alibaba, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Alibaba. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Price details for Alibaba (BABA)

Open $277.5 Previous close $274.02
High $279.09 Change $3.69
Low $274.8 Change % 1.347%
Close $277.71 Timestamp 1600200000
Volume N/A GMT offset 0

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Alibaba company summary

Information last updated 2020-09-13.

Alibaba (BABA) is a leading Internet & Direct Marketing Retail business based in the USA. Alibaba (BABA) is listed on the NYSE and employs 120535 staff.

Profile

Industry Internet Retail Currency symbol $
Code BABA Country name USA
Type Common Stock Country ISO US
Name Alibaba Group Holding Limited ISIN US01609W1027
Exchange NYSE CUSIP 01609W102
Currency code USD Sector Consumer Cyclical
Currency name US Dollar Full-time employees 120535

Detailed company information

Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides online and mobile commerce businesses in the People's Republic of China and internationally. It operates through four segments: Core Commerce, Cloud Computing, Digital Media and Entertainment, and Innovation Initiatives and Others. The company operates Taobao Marketplace, a mobile commerce destination; Tmall, a third-party online and mobile commerce platform for brands and retailers; Alibaba Health Internet platforms for pharmaceutical and healthcare products; Alimama, a monetization platform; 1688.com and Alibaba.com, which are online wholesale marketplaces; AliExpress, a retail marketplace; Lazada, an e-commerce platform; and Tmall Global, an import e-commerce platform. It also operates Lingshoutong, a digital sourcing platform; Cainiao Network logistic services platform; Ele.me, a delivery and local services platform; Koubei, a restaurant and local services guide platform; and Fliggy, an online travel platform. In addition, the company offers pay-for-performance and display marketing services; and Taobao Ad Network and Exchange, a real-time bidding online marketing exchange. Further, it provides elastic computing, database, storage, virtualization network, large-scale computing, security, management and application, big data analytics, and Internet of Things and other services for enterprises; payment and escrow services; and movies, television series, variety shows, animations, and other video content. Additionally, the company operates Youku, an online video platform; Alibaba Pictures and other content platforms that provide online videos, films, live events, news feeds, literature, music, and others; Amap, a mobile digital map, navigation, and real-time traffic information app; DingTalk, a business efficiency app; and Tmall Genie, an AI-powered smart speaker. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

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