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Baidu, Inc. (BIDU)

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  • Sep. 29, 2011, 12:03 PM
    Big tech momentum names are down in big chunks without much news to explain it, but Mark Gongloff tries: "Are hedge funds dumping to raise cash, or are portfolio managers doing some quarter-end shuffling? Maybe a bit of both." Netflix (NFLX -8.9%) continues its beatdown, now -49% this month. AAPL -0.5%, AMZN -1.9%, PCLN -3.9%, BIDU -6.5%.
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  • Sep. 29, 2011, 11:53 AM
    Piper Jaffray comments on the DoJ investigation into Chinese firms, saying the probe likely puts smaller companies like Youku.com (YOKU -12%), Sky-mobi (MOBI -6.7%), and Dangdang (DANG -1.1%) at risk, given they do not have proven track records. The firm says SINA (SINA -8%), and Baidu (BIDU -6%) should be less affected.
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  • Sep. 29, 2011, 11:10 AM
    Baidu (BIDU -9.4%) and Sina (SINA -13.1%) plunge on rumors the DOJ is investigating claims of accounting fraud at the companies. Other Chinese Internet stocks are also getting hit: SOHU -9.4%. YOKU -14.5%. TUDO -5.9%. PWRD -3.8%. SNDA -3.8%.
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  • Sep. 26, 2011, 11:58 AM
    Shares of Baidu (BIDU -1.8%) move lower as Alibaba's CEO - with nemesis ex-Yahoo (YHOO -0.7%) chief Carol Bartz out of the way - takes dead aim on the tech concern when asked about his own firm starting a search engine. "My answer is that we want to cause sleepless nights for Baidu. If Baidu could fall asleep, then the Chinese netizens would be forced to stay awake."
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  • Sep. 22, 2011, 1:52 PM
    Chinese Internet stocks, which fell hard on Tuesday due to regulatory fears, are also among today's biggest losers. In addition to the general sellloff in growth stocks, fears of slowing domestic growth are likely playing a role. BIDU -11.3%. SOHU -10.4%. SINA -8.2%. RENN -9.2%. YOKU -10.6%. TUDO -15.1%. PWRD -7.6%.
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  • Sep. 16, 2011, 4:23 PM
    The Chinese government is trying to tighten its grip on the country's Internet sector: in addition to pressuring Sina (SINA) to monitor the spread of "rumors" on its Twitter-like Weibo platform, officials recently met with Baidu (BIDU) to give "important instructions." Baidu shares fell in August after China's state TV attacked its business practices.
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  • Sep. 15, 2011, 6:51 AM
    Baidu's (BIDU) online travel site, Qunar.com, plans to file for an IPO in 2012, says a company spokesperson. The Chinese search engine company invested $306M back in June to become the majority shareholder of Qunar.
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  • Sep. 6, 2011, 6:54 AM
    Dell (DELL) says it will partner with Baidu (BIDU) to develop smartphones that will run the company's new Yi software for the wide-open Chinese market of 900M mobile subscribers. Details on the launch date were not disclosed by Dell, although sources say the company is targeting November.
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  • Sep. 2, 2011, 5:21 PM
    VentureBeat's Greg Pilarowski thinks recent exposés on Baidu (BIDU) by China's state-owned CCTV will (ironically) force the company to act like Google (GOOG), and segregate its paid search listings from the rest of its search results. This could have a detrimental effect on Baidu's booming search ad sales.
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  • Sep. 2, 2011, 10:59 AM
    Baidu (BIDU -2.7%) launches a new software platform that utilizes Android's (GOOG -1.5%) OS, at the same time as it also competes with Google over mobile search and services. Baidu Yi will be preloaded on mobile phones, allowing one-click access to the company's services.
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  • Sep. 2, 2011, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: LIZ +10%. FNSR +8%. GSS +4%. HL +3%. SLW +3%.
    Losers: NFLX -10%. BAC -7%. BTU -7%. C -6%. CMO -5%. BP -5%. MT -4%. CLWR -4%. STD -4%. LVLT -4%. TS -4%. RF -4%. DB -3%. CYS -3%. DRYS -3%. AGNC -3%. S -3%. SINA -3%. CAT -3%. BIDU -3%. WFC -3%. MGM -3%. IVR -3%. ATPG -3%. BCS -3%. RAD -3%. MS -3%. ANH -3%. AMD -3%.
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  • Aug. 31, 2011, 2:45 PM
    The best way for Baidu (BIDU -3.5%) investors to guard against the risk of depleting market share is to also buy into SINA (SINA +1%), Susquehanna says. "Social media's impact will become more prominent in the next 18-24 months in China," and SINA, which runs Weibo, China's version of Twitter, "will become a significant competitor."
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  • Aug. 26, 2011, 4:36 PM
    Baidu (BIDU) gained 5% after Credit Suisse's Wallace Cheung upgraded shares to Neutral, citing better keyword pricing for Baidu's search advertising business; Cheung's index of 400 Baidu keywords is trending towards a 10% M/M improvement in September. In addition, Cheung doesn't believe CCTV's recent attacks on Baidu will have much impact.
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  • Aug. 24, 2011, 2:02 PM
    Baidu's (BIDU -2.5%) impressive 80% search market share is just one reason to be bullish on the stock, reasons a Trefis analyst. A real boost for the tech firm should occur as internet users in China use broadband and mobile to drive up search traffic and revenue.
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  • Aug. 23, 2011, 1:17 PM
    The risk trade is on today (equities are surging, gold is down, and long-term Treasurys are slightly lower). And that means high-growth, high-beta Internet and cloud computing stocks are among the day's big winners. AMZN +6.2%. RAX +6%. EQIX +6.6%. BIDU +5.9%. CRM +5.1%. APKT +6.3%. SFLY +8%.
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  • Aug. 22, 2011, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: YGE +10%. CLWR +10%. IRE +7%. AMR +6%. SNY +5%. RCL +5%. TOT +5%. HMY +5%. LVLT +5%. SODA +5%. GSK +5%. RDS.A +5%. LDK +6%. SGEN +6%. AA +4%. MCP +4%. MPEL +4%. AZN +4%. MGM +4%. UN +4%. FTE +4%. RF +4%. RENN +4%. KCI +4%. MT +4%. MOTR +4%. SAP +4%. NVS +4%. F +4%. HAL +3%. CAT +2%. AKS +3%. BIDU +3%. EK +3%. DRYS +3%. LOW +3%.
    Losers: RBS -4%.
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Company Description
Baidu Inc is a Chinese language Internet search provider. The Company offers a Chinese-language search platform on its website Baidu.com.