Baidu Inc.(BIDU:NSD)Analysts see big upside with $209 target BIDU:NSD)

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biadu Inc stock analysis

Based on the Baidu Inc. (bidu target price) stock forecasts from 11 analysts, the average analyst target price for Baidu Inc. is USD 209.60 over the next 12 months. Baidu Inc.’s (bidu target price) average analyst rating is Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Baidu Inc. (bidu target price) is Slightly Bearish, based on 4 positive and 6 negative signals. At the last closing, Baidu Inc.’s stock price was USD 141.08. Baidu Inc.’s stock price has changed by -1.84% over the past week, +0.89% over the past month and -21.44% over the last year.

In China, Baidu, Inc. provides internet search services. It functions via the iQIYI and Baidu Core parts. The company delivers the Baidu App, Baidu Search, Baidu Feed, Haokan, a short video app, and Baidu Feed, which offers users a customised timeline based on their demographics and interests. Previously, the business was known as Baidu.com, Inc. Beijing, China serves as the corporate headquarters of Baidu, Inc., which was founded in 2000.

 

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered a better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

 

What we don’t like:

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced on a cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Highly leveraged

The comp positive any is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Negative free cash flow

The company had negative total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

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