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Is Baidu, Inc.(NASDAQ: BIDU), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 8/5/2005. Baidu, Inc. is in the Internet Information Providers industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Baidu, Inc., is 2932.07, and so far today it has a volume of 2383700. Performance year to date since the 8/5/2005 is -0.81%.

To help you determine whether Baidu, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.28 and forward P/E is 30.96. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Baidu, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 6.2 and the P/B ratio is 5.26. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.03 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Baidu, Inc. is trading at, 187.5 (-0.87% today), Baidu, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 14.12, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 48.83% after growing 154.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -17.50%, and 24.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 344.2, and the number of shares float is 253.15. The senior management bring insider ownership to 15.60%, and institutional ownership is at 84.50%. The float short is 1.81%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.56. Management has seen a return on assets of 24.10%, and also a return on investment of 5.40%.

The ability for Baidu, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 3, and quick ratio is 3. Long term debt/equity is 0.41 and total debt/equity is 0.42. In terms of margins, Baidu, Inc. has a gross margin of 57.30%, with its operating margin at 16.90%, and Baidu, Inc. has a profit margin of 47.30%.

The 52 week high is -13.98%, with 43.38% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 11.76% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.69%.

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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