Alibaba IPO NYSE stock prices live updates

Want to know how Indians can invest in today's IPO? This article provides details on the procedure to invest in the US IPO. Google Finance will provide real time updates on the stock price.

Overview is a Chinese e-commerce business launched in 1999 by entrepreneur Jack Ma. He is the current Chairman and Joe Tsai is the Vice-Chairman. The business has grown phenomenally, so much so that now it is the largest e-commerce business across the globe.

Today, September 19th 2014, is D-day for its IPO listing on one of the world's most famous & reputed stock exchanges, namely the New York Stock Exchange. There are plenty of people and companies who hold shares in Alibaba eagerly waiting to sell of their depository shares. There is even a greater number equally eager to buy those shares. Guess how much the company hopes to raise through this IP? $21.1 billion!!

Investors in India, too, are awaiting the IPO launch. Naturally, only high networth individuals (HNI) with big bucks will be able to afford to buy the shares!

Alibaba IPO highlights and Investment Guidelines

  • Ticker Name: The New York Stock Exchange will list the shares under the symbol BABA.

  • The Number of Shares: It has been reported that approximately 32 crore American depositary shares will be put up for sale, with Chairman reportedly offloading 6% of his stake in the company.

  • RBI guidelines: As per Reserve Bank of India (RBI) guidelines, resident Indians can remit up to Rs 75 lakh (that is approx. $123,335.27 as of now) per year abroad for investments. These investments can include shares/stocks.

  • Investment Avenues: Those interested in investing in the Alibaba IPO can do so in 2 ways:
    1. Contact a reputed brokerage firm which offers facilities to invest in stocks that are traded on American stock exchanges and invest through an overseas trading account.

    2. Invest through a reputed mutual fund in India which invests in corporations listed on US stock exchanges.

Alert: What you should look out for

Merely because is having great success is not a reason to invest in its IPO right away. You need to consider a few aspects.

What you should know:
  • Do read the IPO prospectus very carefully before you plunge into investing in the IPO.

  • Understand the risks

  • Know what exactly you are investing in – what will you be owning exactly when you invest through the shares?

  • What are the stock options and when will these be listed?

  • What is the lockup period? If you want to sell your shares later, how early can you do so?

  • Market experts state that while Alibaba is eligible for the S&P Dow Jones global benchmarks, it will not be eligible for the S&P 500 index. The reason: no US domicile.

Alibaba IPO NYSE real time ticker updates

It is easy to know the launch IPO stock price of Alibaba and watch how it fares at the NYSE. You can catch the updates on the trading floor at:

The widget for NYSE updates is also available on your smart phone via the mobile alert service provided by Google.

A few hours from now, the bell will resound on the launch of the Alibaba IPO at NYSE. The likely starting price: $68. If you had Aladdin's magic lamp, perhaps you would have been able to summon the Genie to get a few coveted shares?!

[Note: the author of this article is not endorsing the IPO in any way, but just giving general information. Readers are advised to consult professional investment experts and invest at their own risk]

Article by Vandana
Vandana is based in India with over 15 years experience as a freelance writer. Writing, no doubt, is her primary passion! Having learned the art of blogging from ISC, Vandana is enjoying the thrills of blogging, taking pleasure in sharing information & getting good pageviews at her various blogs.

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