BABA Stock Alert: What to Know as Ant Group Teams Up With China’s NBA League


  • Alibaba (BABA) stock is falling today despite Ant Group partnership news.
  • Ant Group is now teaming up with China’s NBA league.
  • This will help the NBA rebuild its presence in the country after games were dropped by state broadcaster CCTV in 2019.
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Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) stock is a hot topic on Tuesday as investors react to news of Ant Group teaming up with China’s NBA league.

With this news, Ant Group — a financial affiliate of Alibaba — will handle multiple pieces of the NBA’s presence in China, including video streams. This will result in NBA content being viewable on an Alipay channel.

It’s worth noting this news comes after NBA games were pulled by CCTV in October 2019 after “then-Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted to support widespread protests in Hong Kong.”

What This Means for BABA Stock

Shares of BABA stock aren’t rising alongside the Ant Group news. That makes sense, as Ant Group has undergone a restructuring process to distance itself from Alibaba. That said, investors do still watch for changes in BABA stock when Ant Group makes the news.

While today’s news could have been a boon to BABA stock, other factors are affecting shares. These include (NASDAQ:JD) considering subsidies to enact a price war against rival e-commerce platform PDD (NASDAQ:PDD). This has several Chinese e-commerce stocks falling today, including BABA.

BABA stock is down 3.3% as of Tuesday morning.

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On the date of publication, William White did not hold (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the Publishing Guidelines.

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