169.96 +0.66 (0.39%)
After hours: 6:28PM EDT
|Bid||169.32 x 900|
|Ask||169.95 x 800|
|Day's Range||169.10 - 174.26|
|52 Week Range||153.78 - 284.22|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.13|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||13.19|
|Earnings Date||May 16, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||215.08|
Sanrio, the global lifestyle brand best known for pop culture icon Hello Kitty, and Baidu, Inc. (BIDU), the leading Chinese-language internet search provider, have partnered to bring the immensely popular Aggretsuko™ and Gudetama™ characters to millions of users via augmented reality on Baidu’s Facemoji Keyboard app. This marks the first partnership between Sanrio and Baidu, and signifies a joint effort to bring Sanrio’s beloved characters to fans in the United States in a fun, engaging way.
On CNBC's "Mad Money Lightning Round," Jim Cramer said he likes CarMax, Inc (NYSE: KMX ) in the auto dealerships space, but he will take a closer look at CarGurus Inc (NASDAQ: CARG ). Instead ...
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Rob Lin, Head of Investor Relations at Alibaba Group By John Jannarone Government regulations have required many Chinese technology companies to adopt a unique legal structure when listing shares in the U.S., and a number of bad actors have left some investors worried about how much protection shareholders really have. In a move that should […]
Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has invested in Argentine mobile banking service Uala, which also counts George Soros and Point72 Ventures LLC among its investors, the start-up's founder said. Uala founder Pierpaolo Barbieri said the company planned to collaborate with the Chinese social media-to-gaming giant to further develop its app. Chinese tech firms have been ramping up their interest in Latin America, from ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing to telecoms firm Huawei and search engine Baidu Inc.
Will Baidu Continue to Beat Analysts' Estimates in Q1 2019?(Continued from Prior Part)Stock returns Though Baidu’s (BIDU) sales growth has been impressive over the years, the company’s stock has been volatile. Since the start of 2018, the shares
Will Baidu Continue to Beat Analysts' Estimates in Q1 2019?(Continued from Prior Part)Forward PE ratio Baidu has been a high-growth company for several years now. In this article, we’ll compare Baidu’s valuation with its current price and look at
Last week it was reported that Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) would exit its Chinese marketplace business in mid-July. One less competitor -- that's Amazon no less -- should bode well for a company like Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA), right? Of course, it helps that the news around BABA stock is improving, as are the charts.Source: Shutterstock Chinese e-commerce players like Alibaba and JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) are direct beneficiaries of a partial exit by Amazon. However, Chinese equities in general had been under heavy pressure as the trade with the U.S. and slowing Chinese economy both weighed on the share prices. That's true for Alibaba stock, but also names like iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ), Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) and others.So is it off to the races now? No, not exactly. But Alibaba has plenty of positive potential catalysts and is one of the larger players when it comes to global e-commerce firms.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Valuing Alibaba StockAt least when compared to FAANG stocks, BABA stock quietly sports a massive market cap, weighing in at roughly $480 billion. Unlike some blue-chip tech stocks, Alibaba doesn't pay a dividend, but with its balance sheet, it could if management so chose.Alibaba has almost $32 billion in cash and $33.5 billion in combined cash and short-term investments. Total current assets of ~$41 billion is almost twice its total current liabilities of $21.65 billion. Even though long-term debt stands at $19 billion, current assets of $114.3 billion should ease any financial worries over BABA stock considering it's almost triple the $44.7 billion in total liabilities. * 10 High-Yielding Dividend Stocks That Won't Wilt If any worries do exist about Alibaba's financials, perhaps the company's growth can take care of that. Current estimates call for a whopping 55% revenue increase in 2019 and another 35.5% jump in 2020. That easily outpaces BABA's immediate peers, as well as its U.S.-based FAANG peers. Earnings growth is less impressive, but solid nonetheless. Estimates call for 15.6% improvement this year to $5.48 per share, while 2020 estimates call for an acceleration to ~23%.That leaves BABA stock trading at 33.8 times earnings, which doesn't exactly feel like a discount. On a forward basis, Alibaba stock trades at roughly 28x forward earnings. That's actually slightly below its five-year average of 29x forward estimates. Ultimately, some investors will feel uncomfortable paying 34 times current earnings and that's just the way it is.Alibaba has various businesses in one of the world's largest economies. While China is struggling through a dry patch economically, it's anything but done growing. For this strong of revenue growth and solid earnings growth, many will flock to BABA stock -- especially if its charts start to cooperate. Trading BABA Stock Click to EnlargeShown above is a longer term, 30-month weekly chart of Alibaba stock. Below is a shorter term six-month chart, but both show a very similar setup for BABA stock. That is, a series of higher lows pushing the stock price higher while overhead resistance keeps a lid on any potential rally. * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm On the monthly chart, we can see that $190 has played a role in the past as well. So long as BABA stock stays above the 10-week moving average and uptrend support, there's little reason to get overly bearish on the name. Click to EnlargeOn the daily chart, we can see that short-term resistance is actually a little lower, near $188. For almost two months now, this level has stymied BABA stock, while shares have been trending higher for about four months now.Like the weekly chart, as long as BABA stock stays above uptrend support and its 50-day moving average, bulls are still okay. Below these levels and at the very least, Alibaba may need to reset, if not trade lower before becoming a buy again. A breakout over $190 could trigger a rally north of $200.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long AMZN and IQ. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Tech Stocks With Too Much Risk, Not Enough Upside * 7 Companies That Are Closing the CEO-Worker Wage Gap * 7 Video Game ETFs That Will Make You a Winner Compare Brokers The post Will Alibaba Stock Rally on Rival Amazonas Partial Exit From China? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
China's largest live-streaming platform DouYu International Holdings Limited, backed by social media and gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, has filed for a U.S. initial public offering (IPO) of up to $500 million (£385 million). DouYu, which primarily focuses on the live-streaming of games, is one of several Chinese start-ups in the growing market for live-streaming in China, along with U.S.-listed rival Huya Inc and Huajiao. The rapid growth of the live-streaming sector has seen China's tech heavyweights - Tencent, Alibaba Group Holding and Baidu Inc - open their wallets to back a slew of firms in the hope it can boost existing services in e-commerce, social networking and gaming.
Will Baidu Continue to Beat Analysts' Estimates in Q1 2019?(Continued from Prior Part)Sales rose over 21% in 2018Sales of Chinese (FXI) Internet giant Baidu (BIDU) rose 21% YoY (year-over-year) to $15 billion in 2018. The company’s sales rose 53%
Will Baidu Continue to Beat Analysts' Estimates in Q1 2019?(Continued from Prior Part)Revenue growth for Baidu estimated at 16.7% in 2019 Baidu (BIDU) has seen impressive growth in its revenue over the last few years. Baidu is known as China’s
Will Baidu Continue to Beat Analysts' Estimates in Q1 2019?Revenue growth estimated at 30% in the first quarter Chinese (FXI) Internet giant Baidu (BIDU) is set to announce its first-quarter earnings results on April 25, 2019. Analysts expect the
With a market capitalization of US$60b, Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) is a large-cap stock, which is considered by most investors as a safe bet. Common characteristics for these big stocks are their strong balance sheet and high liquidity...
When it comes to logging autonomous vehicle (AV) test miles in China, Baidu stands head and shoulders above the competition. The search engine giant's 45 test cars registered nearly 87,000 miles on public roads in China, more than 10 times as many miles as Pony.ai's, the firm that has logged the second-highest number of miles, according to an analysis from CleanTechnica cited in Business Insider Intelligence. With the help of an iron-clad brand name, Baidu is pushing to become one of the dominant players in China's AV market.
BEIJING , April 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Baidu, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU), the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, today announced that it will report its financial results for the first quarter ...
Tech stocks have been on a roll, but that's only the headline news. Don't think that because some of the big names are going gangbusters that the good news translates to all tech firms, even similar firms in the same sectors as the winners.The one thing that happens when earnings slow is investors start looking for strength, companies that can keep their earnings strong even when the economy gets weaker.The seven risky tech stocks to purge below represent the stocks of companies that now find themselves left out of the current tech surge. And if they're struggling now, it's not likely they'll find their footing during more challenging market conditions.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm They may not implode, but they will find it tough to grow. And when there are plenty of sectors -- and companies -- that will benefit from the slower, steady growth ahead, there's no point in holding these stocks and hoping for upside. Risky Tech Stocks: CoreLogic (CLGX)Source: Shutterstock CoreLogic Inc (NASDAQ:CLGX) is a data firm that specializes in analytics for the real estate business. It has 99.9% of the property records for U.S. housing, covering over 3,100 counties. It is a go-to resource for financial institutions, real estate companies and the like when valuing properties or managing the investment portfolios for companies.The problem is, even with low-interest rates, the housing market isn't taking off. Baby boomers are downsizing as they get older. And the younger generations who should be the next wave of home buying still remember the real estate bust a decade ago and aren't as interested in making a home their core asset.Plus, since many are strapped with student debt, it takes a lot more effort to even afford a home. Many college grads are still paying off student loans into their 30s, a time when most previous generations were buying first homes.That may explain why, even after a year-to-date run of 26% for the stock, CLGX is still off 7% in the past year and analysts are already bearish on its Q1 earnings. International Business Machines Corp (IBM)Source: Shutterstock International Business Machines Corp (NYSE:IBM) remains a force in the big tech world, but it's now less a headliner than it was before the dot-com boom started. Its R&D has always been stellar, but Big Blue is a textbook case of a big corporation that wasn't quick enough on its feet to take advantage of all the innovation it had sitting in its pipeline.Its sheer size has kept it in the game, as well as the quality it produces. But its story is like that of the U.S. auto industry. Hungry competition came in and changed not only the rules but the playing field and getting the biggest tech firm in the world (as it once was) to adapt was almost insulting to leadership.Even after several strategic missteps over the decades, it was even slow to jump into cloud computing. * 7 Stocks to Buy for Spring Season Growth Just this week, IBM stock slid after reporting an earnings miss for Q1. The stock rallied with all the other big tech but again, it's not finding a way to compete against its peers or even smaller niche firms that are eating into its business. Baidu (BIDU)Source: Simone.Brunozzi Via FlickrBaidu Inc ADR (NASDAQ:BIDU) is the second-largest internet search company in the world and the first Chinese stock admitted into the Nasdaq-100.Although, given its size and power in China and other places around the globe, it carries a $59 billion market cap in the U.S., whereas Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) has a market cap of $860 billion. But right now this is a value trap.The Chinese economy has been slow for a while, and one quarter of solid numbers doesn't mean this monster economy is on the mend. And given the fact that these improved numbers also help in trade negotiations with the US, they may not be as improved as we're led to believe.And BIDU is having some issues of its own. Search engine growth is slowing as the business matures and now the company is spending money to keep its growth going. Also, its autonomous vehicle investments are also drawing large sums of cash with little short-term benefit.There's potential here to be sure. But now isn't the time to buy in or hope for a quick turnaround. Blackbaud (BLKB)Source: Shutterstock Blackbaud Inc (NASDAQ:BLKB) is a niche player. It offers cloud-based and software solutions for the global philanthropic community.One of its key challenges now is like many software services companies before it - transitioning its software services to a cloud services model. BLKB is doing that, but it's a challenge when it also likely involves changing the revenue model and non-profits aren't usually known for moving quickly with changes since they have their own budgetary limitations.And while it shifts its delivery and revenue models, it's also having to invest to find more growth. Last year, growth started to slow. And now, many analysts only expect significant growth to return in 2020. * 7 Consumer Stocks to Buy and Hold for Years That may well work out and BLKB may be back on a growth track, but waiting and hoping for that to happen isn't really what investing is about. Also, you have to consider that there are a growing number of alternatives out there as well and once the non-profits are put in a position to re-evaluate their contracts, it may not work in BLKB's favor. DXC Technology Co (DXC)Source: Shutterstock DXC Technology Co (NYSE:DXC) is a technology consulting firm that focuses on global enterprises. Basically, that means it helps multi-national companies build out their tech platforms to better compete and execute.And that is DXC's niche. It works in all manner of industries, from manufacturing to healthcare to financial to aerospace and defense to consumer and retail. One of its recent newsworthy projects was working with BMW to accelerate its autonomous driving efforts.One of its top contracts is working on IT systems for the U.S. Postal Service.The two challenges DXC faces are:1) It's only 2 years old.2) It is looking for contracts in a global slowdown -- Europe is weak, Asia is stabilizing and the U.S. is slowing down.Because of its youth, there's no track record on how well it will deal with these challenges. And as far as its USPS contract goes, that could be challenged from the business or the government appropriations side.There's too much risk right now, too many potential competitors and too much ground to make up. LogMeIn (LOGM)Source: Shutterstock LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ:LOGM) specializes in remote access and collaboration tools for businesses of all sizes. It supports more than 2 million users per day on its platforms and 5 billion voice minutes per year.One of its most popular platforms is GoToMeeting. It also has a number of other 'GoTo' platforms as well as OpenVoice, Jive and Grasshopper. It also has a set of engagement and support tools as well as identity and access tools to round out its complete set of collaboration platforms.Its tools target the small and medium-sized business sectors, which is a target rich environment for these tools. However, there is plenty of competition in the space. And the challenge with remote access is that workers' connectivity isn't always ideal and maintaining good connections can be a frustrating challenge. That means companies shop vendors. * 5 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy for a Spring Charge LOGM is having troubles with its growth and its competition. Q4 came in weak and then the company guided lower for Q1. And now, competitor Zoom is headed for an IPO with stellar growth numbers. All bad timing for LOGM. FireEye (FEYE)Source: David via Flickr (Modified)FireEye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE) is a cybersecurity company. Now, this is one of those bulletproof megatrend sectors. But FEYE is a perfect example of how a rising tide doesn't raise all boats.FEYE stock hit its record high more than 5 years ago. It was trading over 80. Now the stock is around 16. And it has been trading in the teens for the past 3 years.Now, there's no doubt that the company has some great technology. But this goes to show that running a tech company isn't all about having great technology. You have to know how to run the business, too.For most of the stocks in this article, Q1 has been very good to them, even those that are underwater for the year got a need boost in Q1.Not FEYE. It had a disappointing Q4 and then guided lower for Q1.There are some bulls out there that say the company is transitioning out of hardware and focusing on its software platforms, which can boost its paltry margins. And that may be so. But do you want to wait for that to possibly happen or put your money somewhere that is already doing just that?Louis Navellier is a renowned growth investor. He is the editor of four investing newsletters: Growth Investor, Breakthrough Stocks, Accelerated Profits and Platinum Growth. His most popular service, Growth Investor, has a track record of beating the market 3:1 over the last 14 years. He uses a combination of quantitative and fundamental analysis to identify market-beating stocks. Mr. Navellier has made his proven formula accessible to investors via his free, online stock rating tool, PortfolioGrader.com. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees * 7 Reasons the Stock Market Rally Isn't Over Yet * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm Compare Brokers The post 7 Tech Stocks With Too Much Risk, Not Enough Upside appeared first on InvestorPlace.
As China's affluent middle class continues to grow, so has their desire to invest more of their money in stock markets, including a strong interest in the market for U.S. equities.
Ford showcases four vehicles equipped with SYNC+ in-vehicle infotainment system, co-developed with BaiduDuerOS for Apollo is installed on one of China’s best-selling SUVs.
Yandex Q1 Preview: Advertising, Cloud, Hardware, and Uber IPO(Continued from Prior Part)Yandex teams up with Hyundai on self-driving vehicles Yandex (YNDX) is among those technology giants that are putting their resources into developing vehicles
Yandex Q1 Preview: Advertising, Cloud, Hardware, and Uber IPO(Continued from Prior Part)Advertising revenue rose 18% Advertising is Yandex’s (YNDX) most important business, as it contributes the vast majority of the company’s revenue. Yandex’s
In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Finance, iQiyi CEO explains why they're different from Netflix, and how Chinese companies differentiate themselves from their U.S. counterparts.