Today’s Stocks: Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), China Southern Airlines Co. (NYSE:ZNH), Dollar General (NYSE:DG), United Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSI), The Madison Square Garden (NYSE:MSG)

On 29 July, Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:BABA) said that it plans to dump an additional $1 billion into its cloud computing unit Aliyun, in part to fund the international expansion of the unit, as the company battles Amazon.com Inc. for marketplace dominance. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 31.70% and weekly performance is -2.10%. On last trading day company shares ended up $78.87. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -6.89%.

China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. (NYSE:ZNH) shares moved up 7.40% in last trading session and ended the day at $51.70. ZNH Gross Margin is 23.00% and its return on assets is 1.80%. China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. (NYSE:ZNH) quarterly performance is 13.03%.

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) is helping prep customers for back to school this week with the launch of its Fast Way to Save™ digital coupon program, now through August 15. Customers will see over $250 in savings with additional weekly specials on dozens of discounts for back to school merchandise and everyday household essentials. On 04 August, Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) shares moved up 0.10% and was closed at $80.01. DG EPS growth in last 5 year was 27.40%. Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) year to date (YTD) performance is 13.82%.

On 29 July, United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI), reported earnings for the second quarter and the first half of 2015. Earnings for the second quarter of 2015 were $34.8 million or $0.50 per diluted share, an increase from earnings of $33.2 million or $0.48 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2014. Earnings for the first half of 2015 were $69.4 million or $1.00 per diluted share, up from earnings of $63.4 million or $0.96 per diluted share for the first half of 2014. United Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) ended the last trading day at $41.00. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 2.00% and price to cash ratio as 2.82. United Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) showed a weekly performance of -1.56%.

The Madison Square Garden (NASDAQ:MSG)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at BTIG Research in a report released on Monday, AnalystRatings.Net reports. They currently have a $110.00 price target on the stock. BTIG Research’s target price indicates a potential upside of 37.00% from the stock’s previous close.The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE:MSG) shares moved up 0.82% in last trading session and ended the day at $83.28. The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE:MSG) quarterly performance is -0.25%.

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