Alibaba Surges Up To 13% After Upsizing Share Buyback Program To US$25 Billion

Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) announced today that it is increasing its share buyback program to US$25 billion, from the original US$15 billion figure. Following the announcement, the company’s stock spiked by as much as 13.8% as the market opened.

The company earmarked the program for a two-year period until March 2024.

In its previous buyback program, the e-commerce giant repurchased 56.2 million American depositary shares, worth roughly around US$9.2 billion.

The firm is eyeing boosting investor support to push up its valuation after much of it was lost since its record-high price in October 2020, when it was breaching the US$300-mark.

Just last week, the company saw its share price rally up to 23% following China’s announcement of market-friendly measures to support Chinese names to “ensure stable growth.”

Alibaba last traded at US$115.49 on the NYSE.

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