Alibaba's Valuation Rides the Magic Carpet to $130 Billion

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba just upped its valuation to $130 billion, raising its share price to $56. In late June it was $117 billion, with shares at $50. But the stock market keeps chugging along, and Alibaba keeps making money, so it decided to up what it's worth. 

In this segment of The Motley Fool's Where the Money Is, consumer-goods editor Mark Reeth and analyst Sean O'Reilly discuss Alibaba's potential when its stock is finally available in the U.S., the company's compelling business model, and what it means for Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO  ) , one of the investors in this e-commerce powerhouse.

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  • Report this Comment On July 17, 2014, at 10:53 AM, csuchico wrote:

    Terrible segment on Alibaba...

    1st: You are talking about potentially the biggest IPO ever and you don't even know the company founder's first name?? btw, it's Jack.

    2nd: You have no clue what happened with the AliPay spin-off. Other than the fact that Yahoo wasn't happy about it. (AliPay, which Ma still owes, is the largest online payment processor in China. Yes, very much like PayPal, but MUCH MUCH bigger.) So much money flows through AliPay that the Chineese government made Alibaba Group spin-off the company because the disclosure of AliPay's financials, would provide far to much information on the financial stability of China.

    The only thing you got right, is that there is no reason not to like these guys. Everything they do makes money, a lot of it. An as investor you just have to be prepared to occasionally hear stories about Ma going off and buying a soccer team...

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