How Baidu Stock Compares with Peers


Dec. 13 2018, Updated 11:45 a.m. ET

Moving averages

On December 11, Baidu (BIDU) stock was trading 3.79% below its 20-day moving average, 8.31% below its 50-day moving average, and 23.36% below its 200-day moving average, while peers Facebook (FB), Square (SQ), and Alibaba (BABA) were trading 17.34%, 6.75%, and 13.76% below their 200-day moving averages, respectively. PayPal (PYPL) was trading 2.84% above its 200-day moving average.

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

Baidu (BIDU) opened December 11 at $181.83 and closed at $176.85, posting an average volume of 3.13 million. The stock has returned -6.21% in the last month, -24.61% in the last year, and -7.57% in the last five days. Facebook, PayPal, Square, and Alibaba have returned -20.63%, 17.28%, 62.19%, and -14.52%, respectively, in the last year.

Baidu’s scale

On December 11, Baidu’s was the world’s fourth-largest Internet player, with a market capitalization of $62.03 billion. Meanwhile, Facebook, PayPal, Square, and Alibaba’s market capitalization is $414.87 billion, $104.47 billion, $27.61 billion, and $400.69 billion, respectively.

Relative strength index and analysts’ recommendations

Baidu’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 41, while Facebook’s, PayPal’s, Square’s, and Alibaba’s scores are 51, 54, 42, and 50, respectively, indicating that the stocks are neither overbought nor oversold. Of the 20 analysts covering Baidu, 11 recommend “buy,” and nine recommend “hold.”


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