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  • Oct. 24, 2011, 1:35 PM
    Chinese tech (FXI +5.7%) is among the day's strongest sectors after China's PMI jumps to a five-month high: BIDU +7.5%, SOHU +13.2%, SINA +8.4%, YOKU +8%, QIHU +9%.
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  • Oct. 23, 2011, 7:45 PM
    A report from Digital TV Research predicts global online ad revenues will reach $106.2B in 2016, up 82% from 2010 levels. The report is likely music to Google's (GOOG) ears, but even moreso to Baidu's (BIDU), given its forecast Chinese online ad revenues will nearly triple over this time, to $7.7B.
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  • Oct. 20, 2011, 9:15 AM
    Baidu (BIDU) falls 2.9% premarket after catching a downgrade from Goldman Sachs to Neutral from Buy on a weak outlook for the advertising market. Analysts with the firm lowered the price target on shares to $165 from $175.
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  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:15 AM
    Premarket gainers: CLWR +10%. GOOG +8%. S +8%. OPK +7%. GLUU +7%. HOV +6%. SWKS +6%. ADBE +5%. BIDU +5%. ERIC +5%. GMCR +5%. ALU +5%. COOL +4%. AMR +4%. RFMD +4%. RENN +4%. SOL +4%. TQNT +4%. HAL +4%. WLT +4%. MT +4%. FCX +4%. SINA +3%. AONE +3%. SIRI +3%. UN +3%. ING +3%. NFLX +3%. MU +3%. F +3%.
    Losers: DEPO -24%. NCMI -23%. AVII -4%. MAT -3%.
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  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:40 AM
    A number of Internet stocks are trading higher premarket following Google's (GOOG) Q3 report, which featured encouraging paid click data. AMZN +1.5%. BIDU +4%. OPEN +3%. EBAY +1.6%. NFLX +2%. Netflix could also be getting a lift from the cancellation of rival Hulu's sale.
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  • Oct. 10, 2011, 3:00 PM
    Barclays' Alicia Yap make a bull case for Chinese Internet stocks, which have been hammered  by macro and regulatory fears. Yap expects Chinese online ad revenues to surge as the gap between the web's share of leisure time and ad spending in China is narrowed. Outperform ratings are given to BIDU, YOKU, SINA, SOHU, CYOU, and NTES.
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  • Sep. 30, 2011, 2:57 PM
    Don't worry too much about the Department of Justice joining a probe of U.S.-listed Chinese Internet firms, S&P Scott Kessler says in raising his rating on Baidu (BIDU -2.1%) to Strong Buy. Keep your eyes on the prize: China's 500M-plus users, he says, and Baidu is well positioned given its big search market share and emerging digital offerings.
  • Sep. 30, 2011, 9:56 AM
    Chinese Internet stocks continue to plummet  following yesterday's reports of DOJ, SEC, and FBI investigations into alleged accounting fraud. BIDU -6.2%. SINA -5.1%. SOHU -6.3%. SNDA -3.7%. YOKU -4.4%. TUDO -8%. RENN -7.5%. MOBI -5.3%. (also)
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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 (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%.
  • 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,, 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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Baidu Inc is a Chinese language Internet search provider. The Company offers a Chinese-language search platform on its website