Based on the Baidu Stock Forecast from 12 analysts, the average analyst BIDU stock target price is USD 190.05 over the next 12 months. Baidu Inc’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Baidu stock is Bearish, which is based on 2 positive signals and 6 negative signals. At the last closing, Baidu Inc’s stock price was USD 100.29. Baidu Inc’s stock price has changed by -20.15% over the past week, -23.40% over the past month and -38.71% over the last year.
About Baidu Inc. (BIDU:NSD):
Baidu, Inc. offers internet search services in China. It operates through Baidu Core and iQIYI segments. The company offers Baidu App to access search, feed, and other services using mobile devices; Baidu Search to access its search and other services; Baidu Feed that provides users with personalized timeline based on their demographics and interests; and Haokan, a short video app. Baidu, Inc. has strategic partnership with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. The company was formerly known as Baidu.com, Inc. Baidu, Inc. was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.
What we like:
High market capitalization:
Baidu stock is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.
Positive cash flow:
The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
What we don’t like:
The total returns for Baidu stock 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:
Baidu stock price is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.
Overpriced on cashflow basis:
Baidu stock price 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.
The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the market 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 Revenue Growth:
Baidu stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.