The trading price of Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) floating higher at last check on Monday, Feb 22, closing at $339.91, 1.69% higher than its previous close.
Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it has been fluctuating between $317.29 and $354.82. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 32.33, while its 5Y monthly beta was 1.19. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $346 and a 52-week low of $82. Over the past month, the stock has gained 30.28% in value.
Baidu, Inc., whose market valuation is $101.64 Billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report May 17, 2021- May 21, 2021. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by $1.72 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $10.56 for 2021 and $12.51 for 2022. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of 0.07% this year and 0.18% next year.
Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $4.21 Billion for the quarter, with the likely lows of $4.1 Billion and highs of $4.28 Billion. The average estimate suggests sales will likely up by 30.5% this quarter compared to what was recorded in the comparable quarter last year. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2021 is $19.55 Billion. The company’s revenue is forecast to grow by +18.4% over what it did in 2020.
A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Baidu, Inc. 2 upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest BIDU has a 100% Buy on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 100% Buy, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 100% Buy.
An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) indicates that the 3-month average is 9.27 Million. However, this figure has declined over the past 10 days to an average of 10.69 Million.
Currently, records show that 341.08 Million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. According to Thomson Reuters data, insiders hold 0.25% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 68.91%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of January 28, 2021, stood at 10.11 Million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 0.86 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 2.96% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in January were down slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 10.57 Million. However, since the stock’s price has seen +57.19% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.
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