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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 2731.73, and so far today it has a volume of 1755900. Performance year to date since the 8/5/2005 is -3.98%.

To help you determine whether Baidu, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.33 and forward P/E is 29.15. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Baidu, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 5.9 and the P/B ratio is 4.94. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 5.54 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Baidu, Inc. is trading at, 181.52 (-1.41% 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 13.62, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 47.23% after growing 154.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -33.10%, and 10.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 346.9, and the number of shares float is 252.85. The senior management bring insider ownership to 15.60%, and institutional ownership is at 84.50%. The float short is 1.92%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.78. Management has seen a return on assets of 21.80%, and also a return on investment of 5.40%.

The ability for Baidu, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 3.1, and quick ratio is 3.1. Long term debt/equity is 0.45 and total debt/equity is 0.46. In terms of margins, Baidu, Inc. has a gross margin of 55.10%, with its operating margin at 15.60%, and Baidu, Inc. has a profit margin of 44.40%.

The 52 week high is -16.72%, with 30.02% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.47% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.32%.

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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