Stock In Spotlight: Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU)

The firm's stock has a market capitalization of $91.65 bln. The institutional investor held 182,252 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $42.69M, up from 97,383 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mivtachim The Workers Social Insurance Fund Ltd who had been investing in Ormat Technologies Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.65B market cap company. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 2,529,237 shares of the information services provider's stock valued at $592,372,000 after acquiring an additional 204,004 shares during the last quarter. About 524,101 shares traded or 82.53% up from the average.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.73 in Q4 2017. It has underperformed by 23.02% the S&P500. Johnston Asset Management Corp sold 1,590 shares as Baidu Inc (BIDU)'s stock declined 3.38%. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Baidu by 8,004.6% in the fourth quarter. The stock increased 0.89% or $1.65 during the last trading session, reaching $188.09.

The Relative Volume of the company is 1.31 and Average Volume (3 months) is 2.77 million. On Wednesday, February 14 Jefferies maintained Baidu, Inc. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Baidu by 8,004.6% in the fourth quarter. (NASDAQ:BIDU) news were published by: which released: "Charting a "bull-trend" pullback, S&P 500 retests the breakout point" on May 15, 2018, also with their article: "Baidu divests financial services business" published on April 30, 2018, published: "Tencent self-driving cars heading for Shenzhen streets" on May 14, 2018. On Monday, April 9 the stock of Baidu, Inc. The titles are as follows: "Baidu: A Lot To Like" announced on May 07, 2018, "This Is Why BIDU Stock Is Likely to Clear the $300.00 Threshold" on May 15, 2018, "Baidu Inc (ADR): How 225% Looks Reasonable in BIDU Stock" with a publish date: May 08, 2018, "Baidu: Future Looks Bright" and the last "3 Rocket Stocks You Need to Take a Close Look at Right Now" with publication date: May 16, 2018.

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For the current quarter, 12 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $1.64/share.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Baidu, Inc., where 5 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 1 analysts have given a Buy signal, 1 said it's a HOLD, and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. Therefore 67% are positive. JP Morgan maintained Baidu, Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, January 10. On Tuesday, July 28 the stock rating was downgraded by Credit Agricole to "Underperform". After $2.25 actual earnings per share reported by Baidu, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.44% negative EPS growth. (NASDAQ:BIDU) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, February 14 by Jefferies. (NASDAQ:BIDU) rating on Friday, July 28. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $23200 target. Baidu Inc now has $99.06B valuation. (NASDAQ:BIDU) has "Hold" rating given by Nomura. Wells Fargo reaffirmed an outperform rating and issued a $200.00 target price (down from $275.00) on shares of Baidu in a report on Monday, January 8th. As per Monday, July 17, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. On Monday, April 9 Daiwa Securities upgraded the shares of BIDU in report to "Buy" rating. On Friday, May 11 the firm has "Market Perform" rating given by Bernstein. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 0. The firm has "Buy" rating by Roth Capital given on Thursday, January 25.


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