Near term Outlook For Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU)


Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) closed its last session at $235.89. The stock traded within a range of $232.69 and $239.88. The company operates in the Technology sector with a market capitalization of 80.54 Million. Trading volume for Baidu, Inc. was 7.91 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) has an average volume of 2.61 Million.

Company Profile

Baidu, Inc., formerly, Inc. is a Chinese-language Internet search provider and is based in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China.The company offers a Chinese language search platform and conducts its operations principally through Baidu Online Network Technology Co., Ltd. , a network of third-party Web sites and software applications. Further, the company offers Japanese search services, including Web search, image search, video search, and blog search capabilities. It also offers online marketing services to its customers directly and through other distribution networks.

Analyst Views

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) received a Buy rating from 2 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 1 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) touched its 1-Year High price of $274.97 on 10/17/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $166.00 on 03/27/17.

EPS & Financials

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $2.35/Share beating the analyst estimate of $2.1/Share by a difference of $0.25. This showed a surprise of 11.9% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 8 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $1.68/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $1.9/share and a low EPS of $1.41/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $3.31 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 3.43 Billion and 3.2 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) has a 20-Day average volume of 3.48 Million. According to today’s trading volume Baidu, Inc. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BEARISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 15.6 Percent and Institutional ownership of 85.2 Percent. The return on assets stands at 8.3%, Return on Equity currently is 18% and the Return on Investment value is 5.2%.

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) gross margin percentage stands at 48% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 16.5 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 22.3 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -2.13% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -1.78 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 5.99 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 0.72 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 16.5%. The return on invested capital is at 5.2%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 0.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 5.99%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 0.72% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.