As of April, 26 Baidu, Inc. (BIDU) Analysts See $1.31 EPS

Lloyd Doyle
April 19, 2018

Newport Asia Llc sold 12,100 shares as the company's stock declined 3.38% with the market. Trading volume for Baidu, Inc. was 2.04 Million in its previous trading session. About 1.92M shares traded. 50% are bullish. 17 are the (NASDAQ:BIDU)'s analyst reports since October 19, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 25.17%. Highland Capital Management LLC now owns 4,685 shares of the information services provider's stock valued at $808,000 after buying an additional 360 shares in the last quarter. The institutional investor held 81,869 shares of the o.e.m. company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.62M, up from 49,050 at the end of the previous reported quarter. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 1 Percent. (NYSE:PM) has declined 13.93% since April 19, 2017 and is downtrending. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, fifteen have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 42% are positive. Philip Morris International had 56 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Baidu now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $256.33. Macquarie Research downgraded the shares of BIDU in report on Monday, October 31 to "Neutral" rating. Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) has noticeable measure of stock volatility, for this average true range is an exponential moving average (14 trading days) of the True Ranges. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Baidu from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $257.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday. Deutsche Bank started coverage on Baidu in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. (NASDAQ:BIDU) rating on Wednesday, February 14. Baidu presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $188.62. The stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equal-Weight" on Monday, October 30. On Tuesday, September 26 the stock rating was initiated by Wells Fargo with "Buy". The firm has fifty days moving average percentage of -4.19% to its latest price change.

Analysts await Baidu, Inc. Last year's earnings per share was $0.66, while now analysts expect change of 98.48 % up from current $1.31 earnings per share. BIDU's profit will be $456.09 million for 45.37 P/E if the $1.31 EPS becomes a reality.

It was showed an increase on Baidu Inc - American Depositary Shares Each Rep (NASDAQ:BIDU)'s shares shorted with 24%. Therefore 75% are positive. Dana Holding Corp had 48 analyst reports since September 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, October 30 the rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equal-Weight". On Friday, October 20 the rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, September 27 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. (NASDAQ:BIDU) has "Overweight" rating given by Morgan Stanley. The stock has "Buy" rating by CLSA on Wednesday, June 21.

Since January 23, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $2.87 million activity.

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