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Morning Hot Stocks: Baidu, Inc. (BIDU)

Today’s top gainers include the company Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) which is in the industry Internet Information Providers, gaining -1.95% today. In the last week its performance is -2.23%, and -1.36% for the past quarter. Currently, Baidu, Inc., BIDU has a target price of 195.91, so today’s gain of -1.95% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -1.81%.

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU), has a market cap of 63.27 B, and is based in China. Insider ownership is at 15.60%, and institutional ownership is 88.00%.

At the current price of 182.43, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 195.91. This is with a profit margin of 15.20%, and total debt/equity of 0.77. Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) has a P/E of 48.22, as well as a forward P/E of 23.42.

With a current EPS of 3.78, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 37.65%,Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 10.90%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 3.12%.

Performance for the year is 7.66%. Since its IPO date on 08/05/2005, the total performance to date is 10.96%.

Volume today for Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU), is 4685505, while its average volume is 2546.16. Whilst the total gain today was -1.95%, it did have a day high of -5.17%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.93%, and 1.84% for the month. The 52-week low for Baidu, Inc., BIDU has been 17.48%, while the 52-week-high has reached -7.77%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 5.20%, and its return on assets is 6.10%. Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) has an operating margin of 13.70%. With a sales growth of 6.80% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Baidu, Inc., BIDU is in the sector Technology, its long-term debt/equity is 0.36, and has a current ratio of 1.8 and 1.8 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Baidu, Inc.? Well its PEG is 15.48, and the P/S is 6.1, along with a P/B of 4.65. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 4.09.

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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