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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU)?

The company in question is, Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) currently with a stock price of 189.06 (6.34% today). The market cap for Baidu, Inc. is 65074.45, and is in the sector Technology, and Internet Information Providers industry. The target price for Baidu, Inc. is 181. Currently Baidu, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 13.39, and a forward P/E of 31.22. Average volume for Baidu, Inc. is 2904.53 and so far today it is 8166400.

Performance in the last year for Baidu, Inc. has been 29.49%. For EPS growth, Baidu, Inc. has seen a growth of 154.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 48.83%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 56.60% over the last five years and could be -1.80% for the next five years. Baidu, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 24.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -17.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 13.53%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.47%.

Since the IPO date for Baidu, Inc. on the 8/5/2005, Baidu, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 0.01%. With Baidu, Inc. trading at 189.06, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 14.12.

So could Baidu, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 13.39. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 6.25 and the P/B is at 5.3. The P/cash is 6.08, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Baidu, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 3, and the quick ratio is 3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.41, and total debt/equity at 0.42.

In terms of margins, Baidu, Inc. has a gross margin of 57.30%, an operating margin of 16.90% and a profit margin of 47.30%.Payout ratio for Baidu, Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 24.10% with return on investment coming to 5.40%.

Insider ownership for Baidu, Inc., is at 15.60% and institutional ownership comes to 84.50%. Outstanding shares are at 344.2. While shares float is 253.15. The float short is currently 1.81%, and short ratio is 1.58.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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