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Baidu, Inc is an internet content & information business based in the US. Baidu shares (BIDU) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Baidu employs 37,779 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$43.3 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Baidu's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$129.25, which is 0.42% down on its pre-crash value of USD$129.8 and 57.62% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$82.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Baidu shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$698.75 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$990.06.
|Latest market close||USD$129.25|
|52-week range||USD$82 - USD$147.38|
|50-day moving average||USD$124.4211|
|200-day moving average||USD$115.7632|
|Wall St. target price||USD$149.48|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$12.834|
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|1 week (2020-10-13)||1.73%|
|1 month (2020-09-18)||3.68%|
|3 months (2020-07-20)||3.94%|
|6 months (2020-04-20)||23.47%|
|1 year (2019-10-18)||24.59%|
|2 years (2018-10-19)||-32.65%|
|3 years (2017-10-20)||-51.21%|
|5 years (2015-10-20)||-15.64%|
Valuing Baidu stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Baidu's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Baidu's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 84x. In other words, Baidu shares trade at around 84x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Baidu's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3063. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Baidu's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
|Gross profit TTM||USD$44.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.08%|
|Return on equity TTM||-1.09%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$43.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 6.1 million Baidu shares held short by investors – that's known as Baidu's "short interest". This figure is 6% up from 5.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Baidu shares can be evaluated.
Baidu's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Baidu shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Baidu shares traded daily (recently around 2.9 million). Baidu's SIR currently stands at 2.12. In other words for every 100,000 Baidu shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2120 shares are currently held short.
However Baidu's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Baidu shares, or, against the total number of tradable Baidu shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Baidu's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Baidu shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Baidu shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Baidu.
Find out more about how you can short Baidu stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Baidu.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 25.52
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Baidu's overall score of 25.52 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 30th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Baidu is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 5.04/100
Baidu's environmental score of 5.04 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Baidu is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 13.93/100
Baidu's social score of 13.93 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Baidu is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 11.06/100
Baidu's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Baidu is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Baidu scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Baidu hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||25.52|
|Total ESG percentile||29.78|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||3|
We're not expecting Baidu to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Baidu's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 12 May 2010. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Baidu shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Baidu shares which in turn could have impacted Baidu's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Baidu's shares have ranged in value from as little as $82 up to $147.38. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Baidu's is 1.3365. This would suggest that Baidu's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Baidu, Inc. provides Internet search services in China and internationally. It operates through two segments, Baidu Core and iQIYI. The Baidu Core segment offers products for uses, including Baidu App to access search, feed, and other services using mobile devices; Baidu Search to access its search and other services through its other properties and Union partners; Baidu Feed that provides users with personalized timeline based on their demographics and interests; Haokan, a short video app; and Quanmin, a flash video app for users to create and share short videos. It also provides Baidu Knows, a question-and-answer community where questions are asked, answered, and organized by users; Baidu Encyclopedia; Baidu Healthcare Wiki; Baidu Wenku; Baidu Scholar; Baidu Experience; Baidu Post Bar, a social media platform; Baidu Maps that offers locations, and intelligent routing and navigation services; Baidu Input Method Editor or Baidu IME, a Chinese-language mobile keyboard; Baijiahao; and DuerOS, a voice assistant platform. In addition, this segment offers online marketing services, which include pay for performance (P4P), an auction-based services that allow customers to bid for priority placement of paid sponsored links and reach users who search for information related to their products or services; other marketing services provides display-based marketing services and other online marketing services based on performance criteria other than cost per click; Apollo, an autonomous driving platform; and Baidu Cloud primarily provides AI solutions, cloud infrastructure, and other services to enterprises and individuals. The iQIYI segment provides online entertainment service, including original and licensed content; membership services; and online advertising services. The company was formerly known as Baidu.com, Inc. and changed its name to Baidu, Inc. in December 2008. Baidu, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.
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