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Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 64640.64. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Baidu, Inc. is 186.27 (with a change from open of 0.15%), this in conjunction with a target price of 183.56. Volume today has so far reached 1059513, with an average volume of about 2741.58. The GAP for this stock, is 0.54%.

The P/E ratio is 13.59, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 29.73. The current EPS for Baidu, Inc., is 13.61, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 154.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -2.13%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Baidu, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 46.59% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -1.80%. Quarter over quarter is -33.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 10.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 56.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 53.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 15.60% and institutional ownership is 84.60%. Shares outstanding is 349.39, while shares float is at a value of 252.85. Float short for Baidu, Inc. is 2.00% and the short ratio is 1.84.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.45, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.46. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 3.1, and the quick ratio is 3.1. The most recent gross margin is 55.10% and their operating margin is 15.60%. The profit margin is 44.40%.

Baidu, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 21.80%, and on investment, 5.40%. Return on equity is 41.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 6.06, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.03 and Price/cash is 5.69, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are 9.11% and 6.50% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -14.54% and the 52 week low is 42.44%.

Baidu, Inc. has a dividend yield of , with a current price of 186.27. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Internet Information Providers, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Baidu, Inc. is based in China.

Performance in the Internet Information Providers industry means that Baidu, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 1.60%, with performance for the month coming to 7.11%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 13.73%, and for the half year the performance is 25.81%. Volatility for this week is 2.40% and for the month this is 2.27%.

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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