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Is Alibaba Group Holding Ltd A Buy On Q1 Revenue Miss?

Alibaba shares fell 5.09% to $73.40 on Wednesday after the company disappointed the Wall Street with its fiscal first quarter results. However, HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HSBC) (LON:HSBA) says that investors might have overreacted. The investment firm says Alibaba is well positioned to benefit from the growth in online shopping in smaller towns and rural areas.

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Excluding lottery sales, Alibaba's GMV grew at 36%

Alibaba's June quarter revenue jumped 28% YoY to $3.26 billion, missing analysts' expectations of $3.39 billion. The gross merchandise volume (GMV) rose 34% to $109 billion. However, HSBC points out, the GMV grew at 36% and retail commerce revenue shot up by 29%...