Should you buy Baidu stock? (NasdaqGS:BIDU). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
Based on historical returns, we believe that Baidu can grow its free cash at a rate of about 0%. That's positive!
(Baidu stock price per share)
||BIDU Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
|BIDU Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety)||$310.46|
|PE Ratio versus Sector||23% higher than other Technology stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||0% lower than other Internet Content & Information stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||117%|
This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.
Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.
As of the latest analysis, there are 11,119,117 shares shorted. With 333,939,276 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 13,435,628, it would take at least 0.828 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.
We believe that Baidu may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?
Even better, Baidu looks like a stock on sale. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you may be looking at a bargain. Keep this stock in mind as you put together your portfolio! See Before You Buy for your next steps (and read our disclaimer about investing risk).
Does Baidu have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.
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