BIDU - Baidu, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
105.36
+0.70 (+0.67%)
As of 3:41PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close104.66
Open104.51
Bid105.47 x 800
Ask105.49 x 1000
Day's Range104.32 - 105.80
52 Week Range93.39 - 206.25
Volume1,356,996
Avg. Volume3,889,195
Market Cap36.722B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.65
PE Ratio (TTM)8.21
EPS (TTM)12.83
Earnings DateOct 28, 2019 - Nov 1, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est148.13
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  • Is Baidu Stock A Buy Right Now? Here's What BIDU Stock Chart, Earnings Show
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  • Alibaba Stock May Be Stuck in a Political Bear Trap Longer Than We Think
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    Alibaba Stock May Be Stuck in a Political Bear Trap Longer Than We Think

    Prior to the most recent dust up in U.S.-China relations, the case for Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) was an interesting one. After Alibaba stock peaked in the early summer 2018, shares have consistently met upside resistance. However, an apparent thaw in trade war tensions suggests a potential breakthrough. After all, a Chinese delegation was willing to meet in Washington for high-level talks.Source: testing / Shutterstock.com Now, all hope appears dashed and I'm not using any hyperbole. On Tuesday, Bloomberg News broke a startling development that the White House was "discussing blocking government pension funds from investing in China." Logically, such a measure would have serious implications for BABA stock, along with high-profile names like JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) and Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU).And if that weren't enough, the South China Morning Post reported that the two sides have not made any progress on key trade issues. Because of this stalling in negotiations, the Chinese delegation will leave on Thursday, a day earlier than scheduled. Unsurprisingly, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures dropped 300 points following the announcement.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsYou don't need to read between the lines. This is all around bad news for Alibaba stock. * 10 Best Cloud Growth Stocks Right Now Of course, the contrarians will argue that BABA stock represents great value. For one thing, Alibaba Group admittedly has great fundamentals. Profitability margins beat out most competitors in the broader retail segment. Revenue growth is very impressive. Just a few years ago, BABA racked up only $15.6 billion in annual sales. Currently, it's on pace to exceed $60 billion.Of course, Alibaba Group offers myriad innovations that bolster the longer-term narrative. But none of these things will matter for Alibaba stock in the interim with President Trump in the driver's seat. Alibaba Stock Has an Executive ProblemI'm not too sure which way most InvestorPlace readers sway when it comes to politics. But based on prior interactions, I'd guess conservative.If that's true, most of you can rejoice: I believe the evidence strongly points to President Trump winning a second term next year. But that's also bad news if you have substantial exposure to BABA stock.Now, you might be thinking, "how could Trump possibly win when he is polling so poorly?" I would counter, though, that we should note that polls aren't always accurate, as the 2016 election proved.But more importantly, I don't see the Democrats and the broader left-leaning politicians forwarding any substantive policies. Every time I turn on the news, I'm inundated with cries about Trump's alleged racism. And leading Democratic candidates like former Vice President Joe Biden have bluntly called Trump racist and divisive.What's the problem with all this? Well, people simply get tired of politicians pulling the race card to further their agendas. I agree with The Wall Street Journal op-ed writer Jason L. Riley, who bemoaned the extreme obsession with racial politics.And with the racism charge dulled, the Democrats have no solutions for real, everyday Americans. This above all else probably explains why most Americans believe Trump will win reelection, even with getting impeached.Again, that's bad news for Alibaba stock. No other president in recent memory has imposed such a tough, no-nonsense approach to China. With Alibaba Group in particular being the Asian juggernaut's flagship corporation, I don't see a positive outcome for BABA stock in the nearer term.Let's also remind ourselves that saving face is a highly revered component of Chinese culture. Right now, the Chinese are losing a lot of it thanks to Donald J. Trump. * 7 Funds to Buy If the Market Turns Sour Trump Is Doing What Must Be DoneObviously, the trade war is not a popular topic no matter who's side you're on. Small businesses that depend on warm U.S.-China relations have been disproportionately hurt. If tensions continue, all American consumers will start bearing the cost of this conflict.But what makes this situation especially awkward for stakeholders of Alibaba stock is the trade war's moral reality. If the U.S. shows any weakness here, it sends the wrong message to our adversaries: they can steal our intellectual property and stymie American interests with little penalty.President Trump cannot send that message. Especially with an election year coming up, he can't afford to disappoint his core voting base. That bodes poorly for Alibaba stock for the next 12 months. And it will get even worse if we download Trump 2.0.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 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    Zacks

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  • JD.com, BABA, and Baidu Fall Due to Blacklisting Fears
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  • Friend or Foe? 3 Chinese Large-Cap Stock Charts to Trade
    InvestorPlace

    Friend or Foe? 3 Chinese Large-Cap Stock Charts to Trade

    What will today's political games bring tomorrow or the day after? It's far from clear, to say the least. But for Chinese stocks Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), New Oriental Education (NYSE:EDU) and JD.com (NASDAQ:JD), the price charts are offering promising entries for investors willing to ignore headline threats in favor of risk-adjusted opportunities. Let me explain.They're pawns in a politically heated game where the rules of engagement are blurry at best. I'm referring to U.S.-listed Chinese stocks. As most investors are aware, the international trade war has negatively impacted the Asian giant's economy over the past couple of years and proven a foe for bullish investors in many of the country's largest companies.Diversified tech giant Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) and large-cap energy producer China Petroleum (NYSE:SNP) certainly haven't been immune. Since hitting highs in 2018, those titans of industry are off 20% and 37% respectively. And then there's a difficult 25% drop for the very popular iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:FXI) market barometer.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNow this political back-and-forth between the U.S. and China has added another layer of uncertainty to Chinese stocks. Over the past couple weeks, the President Donald Trump administration has hinted it's considering a forced delisting of publicly traded stocks domiciled in China. * Are These 10 High-Yielding S&P Dividend Stocks Traps or Treasures? To be clear, there is no clarity on how this politically driven move might play out -- or how it might even be accomplished. And many argue whether it's really in the U.S.' best interests to consider going down this road. Bottom line, though, away from the "will he or won't he" headlines driving volatile day-to-day price action in Chinese stocks, shares of BIDU, EDU and JD stock have caught our eye on the price charts. They are names which are in friendly positions for bulls and bears in the weeks and months ahead. Chinese Stocks: Baidu (BIDU)Known to many as China's answer to Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) due to its search business and broad reach in other technologies (like autonomous vehicles), BIDU stock is the first of our Chinese stocks to buy. Shares of Baidu have had a tough go due to company-specific issues over the last couple years. But many of those difficulties look to be in the rearview mirror after the company released its last earnings report.What's more, the pressure and price action add up to a below-the-market price multiple opportunity in a name still poised for growth.The price chart in BIDU stock also looks supportive for a turnaround in shares. The monthly view has Baidu stock setting up as an undercut variation of the classic double-bottom pattern. Combined with a "modest" failure of the closely watched 62% Fibonacci support, the possibility of a powerful intermediate low is raised in our technical assessment. The BIDU Stock TradeFor this Chinese stock, I'd suggest waiting for monthly chart confirmation of a pattern low. Waiting until a move above $116 looks like a solid buying strategy. That entry narrowly clears the high of the September pivot bottoming candlestick. This purchase also allows BIDU stock to reclaim the 62% level and should help drive additional buying pressure from bears positioned out of a smaller flag pattern.Along with our next two trade candidates, I'd also recommend a bull call spread in BIDU. It's a safer way to gain exposure in shares given today's volatile trading environment for Chinese stocks. New Oriental Education (EDU)New Oriental Education is another company to consider buying. EDU stock is well-known to growth investors and for good reason. Not only does this prep and online educational services outfit sport double-digit growth, after a significant 50%-plus correction in 2018 shares have been a rare bird within the universe of Chinese stocks as EDU continues to challenge fresh all-time-highs.Currently EDU is forming a tight triangle that's entering its third month of consolidation. With the pattern developing on either side of EDU's former highs, there's solid evidence this platform will lead to a breakout and another large rally into 2020. The EDU Stock TradeFor this Chinese stock, look to buy a slightly out-of-the-money intermediate-term bull call spread. But wait to see if EDU shares can stage a breakout above pattern resistance in the coming days or weeks. JD (JD)JD.com has been likened to Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) by many investors due to its online retail presence and growing logistics and services businesses. Technically speaking, JD stock is one which could be setting up for either bears or bulls.The monthly chart of this Chinese stock shows two head-and-shoulder patterns. The smaller formation played out well for bears as shares broke neckline support in 2018 and proceeded to tumble by roughly 40% before forming a triple bottom below $20. But the worst may be yet to come. A larger head-and-shoulders formation has developed over the entirety of JD stock's time as a publicly listed company. Ultimately, a breakdown beneath triple-bottom support would confirm a failure of the large pattern's neckline.Alternatively, with JD stock's right shoulder having formed a pivot high against the smaller neckline and 38% retracement level, a failure or upside breakout could be a huge buy signal for shares. A broken pattern can be powerful motivators for new money to come in. Then a bullish phase could begin. The JD Stock TradeWith shares stationed much closer to a pattern failure than confirmation, if JD can clear the August high of $32.28, a buy entry could be close at hand. Still, bears do have the benefit of the developing bearish head-and-shoulders formation. Either way, respecting the price chart to enter and exit and make any long or short positions a more ironclad proposition using JD stock's options market is advised.Investment accounts under Christopher Tyler's management do not currently own positions in securities mentioned in this article. The information offered is based upon Christopher Tyler's observations and strictly intended for educational purposes only; the use of which is the responsibility of the individual. For additional market insights and related musings, follow Chris on Twitter @Options_CAT and StockTwits. 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  • Financial Times

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  • Alibaba and Baidu Stock Movement amid Delisting Fear
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  • Reuters

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  • MarketWatch

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  • Stock Market News for Sep 30, 2019
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  • U.S. Treasury Says No Plans to Block Chinese Listings ‘at This Time’
    Bloomberg

    U.S. Treasury Says No Plans to Block Chinese Listings ‘at This Time’

    (Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. A U.S. Treasury official said there are no current plans to stop Chinese companies from listing on U.S. exchanges, a day after a report that the Trump administration is discussing ways to limit U.S. investors’ portfolio flows into China.“The administration is not contemplating blocking Chinese companies from listing shares on U.S. stock exchanges at this time,” Treasury spokeswoman Monica Crowley said in an emailed statement on Saturday.Crowley was responding to Friday’s Bloomberg News report on various measures under consideration by the U.S., including delisting Chinese companies from U.S. exchanges. The report unnerved markets, with the S&P 500 Index closing about 0.5% lower. U.S.-listed shares of China-based companies, such as Alibaba Group Holding and Baidu Inc., tumbled.Other potential measures include limiting Americans’ exposure to the Chinese market through government pension funds, and ways to put caps on the Chinese companies included in stock indexes managed by U.S. firms, according to people familiar with and involved in the discussions. Crowley’s statement didn’t address or rule out any of those possibilities.Inter-Agency MeetingsAdministration officials for weeks have been examining their options, and Treasury has been participating in inter-agency meetings chaired by Larry Kudlow, the National Economic Council director, the people said.Still, the push largely comes from Trump’s more hawkish aides, like White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, and outside advisers like Steve Bannon. The NEC and Treasury are wary of the market reaction and are working to ensure that any plan would be executed in a way that doesn’t spook investors, the people added.People close to the administration on Friday expressed annoyance at the discussions being publicized, contending that the White House hasn’t decided on a course of action. They said the discussions were examining a wide range of options and were therefore not yet ready for public consumption.Some advocates of a crackdown on financial flows within the administration said they saw the fact the discussions were being leaked as an effort by doves inside the White House to kill the effort by stirring up opposition.While various Chinese media republished the Bloomberg report and the Treasury Department’s statement, they were not immediately seen responding to the deliberations by the Trump administration. The Commerce Ministry didn’t address the issue at a press conference on Sunday.Green LightPresident Donald Trump has given the green light for the review, a person familiar with the deliberations said, but exact mechanisms or a timeline had not been worked out.More dovish advisers involved in the discussions frame any action as necessary to create a level of reciprocity.The administration’s hawks argue that any U.S. investment in Chinese companies, whether they’re listed in the U.S. or China, exposes investors to potential fraud as a result of poor Chinese corporate governance standards.Some even say that the close relationship between the ruling Chinese Communist Party and many listed companies, whether formal or informal, means that any investment in them amounts to support for the party and even the People’s Liberation Army. In their eyes, U.S. investors are effectively underwriting Washington’s biggest economic and strategic rival.Hawks like Navarro have in the past publicly accused Wall Street of seeking to undermine Trump’s efforts to rein in China’s economy.A bipartisan group of lawmakers -- notably Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican -- have pushed for stronger investment restraints and greater scrutiny for Chinese companies in stock indexes and U.S. pension funds.The White House has been in touch with Rubio to discuss the matter and could potentially support legislation he’s put forward that would set up a process to delist Chinese companies from U.S. exchanges for continued failure to comply with U.S. laws. The prospects for the Rubio-backed legislation in Congress are unclear.(Updates with China’s muted reaction in ninth paragraph.)To contact the reporters on this story: Jenny Leonard in Washington at jleonard67@bloomberg.net;Shawn Donnan in Washington at sdonnan@bloomberg.net;Saleha Mohsin in Washington at smohsin2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Margaret Collins at mcollins45@bloomberg.net, Ros Krasny, James LuddenFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • White House Weighs Limits on U.S. Portfolio Flows Into China
    Bloomberg

    White House Weighs Limits on U.S. Portfolio Flows Into China

    (Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. Trump administration officials are discussing ways to limit U.S. investors’ portfolio flows into China in a move that would have repercussions for billions of dollars in investment pegged to major indexes, according to people familiar with the internal deliberations.The discussions are occurring as Washington and Beijing negotiate a potential truce in their trade war that’s rattled the world’s two biggest economies and investors for more than a year. They also come as China is removing limits on foreign investment in its financial markets. A U.S. crackdown on capital flows would therefore expose a new pressure point in the economic dispute and cause disruption well beyond the hundreds of billions in tariffs the two sides have levied against each other.Among the options the Trump administration is considering: delisting Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges and limiting Americans’ exposure to the Chinese market through government pension funds. Exact mechanisms for how to do so have not yet been worked out and any plan is subject to approval by President Donald Trump, who has given the green light to the discussion, according to one person close to the deliberations. Trump officials are also examining how the U.S. could put limits on the Chinese companies included in stock indexes managed by U.S. firms, three of the people said, although it’s not clear how that would be done. More Chinese companies in recent years have been added to major indexes that a broad array of investors have access to.‘This Is Huge’ as China Threat Dents Markets: Wall Street ReactsFor instance, hundreds of Chinese businesses have been added into the MSCI Inc.’s indexes since last year — raising questions from Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio and others on Capitol Hill who are advocating for stronger investment restraints and greater scrutiny for Chinese companies in stock indexes and U.S. pension funds. Bloomberg Barclays began adding Chinese bonds to its flagship Global Aggregate Bond Index in April.The S&P 500 Index sold off initially after the news and ended about 0.5% lower, while U.S.-listed shares of China-based companies tumbled. Alibaba Group Holding sank 5.2%, JD.com Inc. lost 6%, and Baidu Inc. fell 3.7%.The White House has been discussing its plans with Rubio. It is now considering whether to back legislation he put forward over the summer that provoked much debate over the issue of how to protect U.S. investors with funds allocated into what are often opaque Chinese companies.The White House has not had any discussions with the Chinese government over the issue, said one person close to the administration. It also wants to keep any action isolated from the broader trade negotiations now underway, the person said.But high on the list of U.S. concerns is the unusual influence the Chinese government has over private sector companies and restrictions Beijing places on the release of some financial information of even listed Chinese firms.Trade War Hasn’t Stopped Wall Street’s $9 Billion China RushThe fresh momentum behind the effort is partly due to a push from lawmakers to demand reciprocity with Beijing and a pending deadline for the government’s main retirement savings fund — administered by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board — to channel billions of dollars into Chinese companies next year, according to several people involved in the discussions.The National Economic Council has been chairing meetings on the issue and the Treasury Department and National Security Council are involved as well, people familiar with the discussions said. While action is not imminent, according to the people, Trump’s advisers are talking through the various options and their expected impact.At a dinner hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington last week, a group of China and finance experts debated the value and risks of a financial decoupling from Beijing, including how it could be done and what the impact on U.S. investors would be.Among the speakers was White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, who declined to discuss any specifics, according to people who attended the dinner.Supportive MoodThe evening also featured deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger, a China hawk who was just appointed the No. 2 at Trump’s NSC, as well as members of Congress.The push to unilaterally limit Chinese access to American capital is spearheaded by White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, one of Trump’s most hawkish aides, and officials at the NSC, but people involved in the process say even more dovish advisers have rallied behind some of their suggestions.An NSC spokesman and Navarro declined to comment, and Pottinger didn’t respond to a request for comment. Spokesmen for the White House and the Treasury also declined to comment. What Bloomberg’s Economists Say...“The U.S. has a comparative advantage in provision of financial services. A longstanding U.S. priority has been to open China’s market to its firms and investors. In the last few years, they have gained traction, with China removing barriers to foreign financial institutions and lifting caps on foreign investors. A policy which placed barriers in the path of U.S. portfolio flows to China would sacrifice those gains.”—Tom Orlik, chief economistClick here for the full insightThe arguments for action inside the Trump team vary from simply enforcing U.S. transparency laws and creating a level of reciprocity, to raising national-security concerns with some of the Chinese companies that American pension funds are exposed to, according to people familiar with the conversations.Some of those companies are firms that the U.S. government has identified as bad actors or has imposed sanctions against. The argument continues that Americans would unlikely want to invest in those companies if they had the choice.The market capitalization of the 156 Chinese companies, including at least 11 state-owned firms, listed on the three-largest U.S. exchanges — the NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange and NYSE American — stood at a collective $1.2 trillion as of late February, according to a report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.China earlier this month removed a $300 billion cap on overseas purchases of Chinese stocks and bonds meaning global funds no longer need to apply to purchase quotas to buy the assets. The move is designed to lure more foreign capital into Chinese markets.Next Big PhaseRoger Robinson, president and CEO of RWR Advisory Group who has been working on the issue since the ’90s, said this type of pressure can make a difference. “Treating the unequal financial dimensions and undisclosed material risks associated with China’s presence in the U.S. capital markets will likely represent the next big phase in the bilateral economic relationship,” he said.One of the most extreme arguments for cutting China off from American capital — advanced by Navarro and outside advisers like Steve Bannon — is that U.S. investments in Chinese companies or on China’s exchanges mean that Americans are unwittingly giving financial support to the Chinese Communist Party and a rising strategic and economic rival.QuicktakeHow China’s Trying to Woo Foreigners to Buy BondsTrump would also have the support of hardline advocates, like Bannon, his former chief strategist, and hedge fund manager Kyle Bass. Both are leading the Committee on the Present Danger: China. It’s a group that advocates for total economic decoupling as a way to secure America’s national security.In a recent “threat briefing” — which is how the group titles its meetings — Bannon said American financing have helped spur China’s economic ambitions and technological advances.“The Frankenstein monster that we have to destroy is created by the West. It’s created by our capital,” Bannon said at the Sept. 12 briefing.Rule of Law While some administration officials see these steps as giving the U.S. more leverage in the trade negotiations, others are working hard to ensure the two are kept separate. At the same time, the administration is hesitant to move forward on this out of fear that the already fragile economic relationship between Beijing and Washington could collapse.In particular, officials at the Treasury Department and the National Economic Council are wary of how any action could spook investors and are trying to signal to relevant stakeholders that the rule of law can be trusted. Those officials would want to frame any move as taking action against known bad actors that have persistently been out of compliance with U.S. laws.The NEC is still working on an analysis of the potential impact of any moves targeting financial flows. Just when that might be completed is unclear. Nathan Sheets, former Treasury undersecretary for international affairs, said action to delist Chinese companies or direct American dollars away from certain firms would be “a big deal” for markets and the bilateral relationship. “Both of those would be very disruptive. On the order of a kind of Huawei announcement,” he added, referring to the Trump administration’s blacklisting of China’s biggest telecommunications-equipment manufacturer.Capital Hill HawksRubio, who sponsored the so-called EQUITABLE Act, is the biggest champion of such efforts on the Hill and his public comments largely mirror what the White House is discussing. The senator applauded the White House’s work on the issue.“This administration deserves credit for their efforts to deal with the threat that the Chinese government and Communist Party poses to U.S. national and economic security, including how Beijing takes advantage of its access to U.S. capital markets for predatory purposes,” Rubio said in a statement.(Updates with markets in sixth paragraph.)\--With assistance from Saleha Mohsin and Mark Tannenbaum.To contact the authors of this story: Jenny Leonard in Washington at jleonard67@bloomberg.netShawn Donnan in Washington at sdonnan@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Margaret Collins "Peggy" at mcollins45@bloomberg.net, Brendan MurraySarah McGregorZoe SchneeweissFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

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  • Benzinga

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  • MarketWatch

    Huya, iQiyi, Nio, Luckin Coffee, Baidu and Pinduoduo move sharply lower on listing report

    U.S.-listed stocks of Chinese companies fell sharply Friday, after a report that the White House is considering a limit to Chinese companies trading on U.S. The report from Bloomberg News cited people familiar with the matter and suggests an escalation of the tensions between the two economies that are already in the midst of a trade dispute. Among the stocks that moved lower, Huya Inc. , a live videogame streaming platform fell 9%, electric car maker Nio Inc. fell 10%, iQiyi Inc. , a Netflix type service, fell 9%, Internet giant Baidu Inc. fell 2.6% and Luckin Coffee , the 'Starbucks' of China, fell 5%. E-commerce company Pinduoduo Inc. was down 6%. Alibaba was down 4.4%.

  • Alibaba, Baidu, and JD.com under pressure due to turbulent trade talks
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    Alibaba, Baidu, and JD.com under pressure due to turbulent trade talks

    Yahoo Finance's Dan Roberts, Scott Gamm, and Anjalee Khemlani discuss how trade talks are affecting Chinese businesses in the stock market.