Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) finished Wednesday with a subtraction of -$6.59 to close at $119.57, a downside of -5.22 percent. An average of 2,298,920 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$9.20 in the past week, and it reached a new high 7 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 2,902,110 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 2,313,606.
BIDU stock has decreased by -9.04% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $119.51 on 09/21/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 02/17/22, shares of the company touched a low of $101.62 and a high of $182.60 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 10 times so far this year and lost -19.64% or -$29.22 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -34.52% from the 52-week high.
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Baidu Inc. (BIDU) stock’s beta is 0.68. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 2.43, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.34, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 16.98.
The quick ratio of Baidu Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 2.70, and the current ratio was 2.70, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.30 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.40 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $9.44 billion compared to revenue of $19.54 billion.
For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Baidu Inc.’s return on assets was -3.30%.
For the three-month period that ended June 29, Baidu Inc. had $22.48 billion in cash and short-term investments compared to $8.75 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was down than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $1.6 billion in the quarter, while revenues were shrunk -114.58%. The analyst consensus anticipated Baidu Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $1.51 per share, but it turned out to be $2.28, a 51.00% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $508.0 million.
From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Baidu Inc. (BIDU) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 21 September was 27.92%, suggesting the stock is oversold, with historical volatility in this time frame at 42.59%.
As of today, BIDU’s price is $124.60 -7.14% or -$9.20 from its 5-day moving average. BIDU is currently trading -10.82% lower than its 20-day SMA and -0.81% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -16.66% below the SMA50 and -12.97% below the SMA200.
The stochastic %K and %D were 11.19% and 11.05%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 5.21. With the 14-day stochastic at 0.23% and the average true range at 5.49, the RSI (14) stands at 33.65%. The stock has reached -5.01 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -8.41.
UBS launched coverage on Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) in its analyst report released on September 16, 2022. The firm assigned the stock a Buy rating. The consensus rating for Baidu Inc. (BIDU) among analysts is Buy. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell BIDU, while 5 suggest investors hold. There are 1 analyst who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 5 analysts, while 36 others rate it as a “buy”.
What is BIDU’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts predict a range of price targets between $959.06 and $1897.42, with a median target of $1358.16. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Baidu Inc. (BIDU) stock is $1378.81.