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Ask a Fool: What's Up With Baidu?

Down roughly 20%, shares of Chinese search giant Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU  ) have taken a beating over the last year. Sitting well below $100 and trading at what many would argue is a bottom-barrel valuation for a company growing so rapidly, its shares look like a steal by nearly any measure of value. However, the market's clearly concerned about more than just valuation here. In this edition of our Ask a Fool series, Fool contributor Andrew Tonner checks in on Baidu and explains why, despite its recent struggles, the company could be a winner yet.

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  • Report this Comment On July 12, 2013, at 11:21 AM, ScottAtlanta wrote:

    It looks like you're about to break out into a heavy sweat...the Chinese economy is the big story and I suspect this stock along with others will struggle until it's resolved.

    There is a huge real estate bubble in China, as I understand it. It seems to me that will burst, pulling down most stocks including Bidu. That will be perhaps the time to buy....when it looks very bleak. Otherwise dead money in Bidu may get buried after the burst and you'll have to start digging the other side of the earth to find it (China?).

    But at that point you may as well hold it....vs. selling at loss. Or better, wait for the burst....then swoop in and buy it like greedy American.

  • Report this Comment On July 15, 2013, at 12:48 PM, JF125780 wrote:

    Baidu is up over $4.00 now and rated a 4 star. I'll hang on to Baidu.

    Good article Andrew.

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