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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Baidu, Inc., BIDU

Baidu, Inc., BIDU is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Internet Information Providers in the sector of Technology. Based in China, Baidu, Inc., BIDU  has a market cap of 62915.62. Since its IPO date on the 8/5/2005, Baidu, Inc., BIDU performance year to date is -4.89%. Today Baidu, Inc., BIDU has gained -0.95%, with a current price of 179.8.

Ownership of the company is 15.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 85.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 21.80%, with return on investment at 5.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Baidu, Inc., BIDU is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.45. While Total debt/equity is 0.46. With a profit margin of 44.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 55.10%, and operating margin of 15.60%. Baidu, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.1, while the quick ratio is 3.1.

For the last year Baidu, Inc., BIDU has seen a EPS growth of 154.80%. A performance for the year of 27.28%. The 52-week high is -17.51%, and the 52-week low is 28.79%. The average volume for Baidu, Inc., BIDU is 2385500.

With a target price of 188.11, can Baidu, Inc., BIDU reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Baidu, Inc., BIDU. Baidu, Inc. has a P/E of 13.21 and a forward P/E of 28.88. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Baidu, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 5.9 and 4.89 respectively. For P/cash, Baidu, Inc. has a value of 5.53, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 179.8, Baidu, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 41.70%.

Looking more long-term Baidu, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -1.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 47.27% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 154.80% for this year and for the last five years a 56.60% growth has been seen.

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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