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What Affected Baidu Stock in April 2018

WRITTEN BY Aditya Raghunath

Baidu stock rose over 12% last month

China-based (FXI) internet company Baidu (BIDU) saw its stock rise ~12% in April to close at $250.90 on April 30. Baidu stock has returned 39% in the last 12 months and 8.4% in the last five trading days. It rose 42% in 2017.

The stock is now trading 45% above its 52-week low of $250.90 and 9% below its 52-week high of $274.97. Peers Google (GOOG) (GOOGL) and Facebook (FB) returned -1.4% and 7.6%, respectively, in April.

What Affected Baidu Stock in April 2018

Revenue of $3.3 billion in 1Q18

Baidu recently announced its 1Q18 results, reporting revenue of $3.3 billion. This figure represented a 34% YoY (year-over-year) rise from $2.5 billion and was 2.8% higher than analysts’ estimate of $3.2 billion.

The company reported non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) earnings per share of $2.69 in the quarter, marking a 183% rise YoY from $0.95, and beating analysts’ estimate of $1.64 by 64%. Analysts expect Baidu’s robust revenue growth to continue in fiscal 2018. They expect its revenue to rise 15.2% YoY to $3.8 billion in 2Q18, 17% YoY to $15.7 billion in 2018, and ~20% YoY to $18.8 billion in 2019.

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