No matter what's going on in the market or a specific company's history, there are always reasons to consider buying shares in a business. After all, some of the best opportunities in stocks are born from historically bloody times.

Motley Fool CAPS hosts a boatload of opinions from more than 130,000 members on more than 5,300 stocks, giving good reasons to own -- or sell -- a stock.

In the case of Chinese search firm Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), a total of 3,585 members have given a bullish or bearish opinion on the company. Scouring the detailed information packed in pitches on the company, here are three of the top reasons to buy Baidu today.

Dominant leader: Baidu is proud of the 73.2% market share (according to iResearch) that it held in China in 2008. With such a dominant position, many CAPS members compare it with Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) stranglehold on the U.S., but with a much larger and unexploited market. Many also believe that the company's competitive advantage makes it worth the premium that investors have priced into shares.

Infant market: China's Internet is exploding on multiple fronts, creating opportunities for other online companies like Ctrip.com (NASDAQ:CTRP) and SINA (NASDAQ:SINA). Everyone, including Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), wants a piece of the Asian online gaming market as more users flock to online games from companies like Shanda Interactive (NASDAQ:SNDA). Baidu is tapping this expansion in unique ways, such as expanding its reach to agriculture and rural-related sectors -- a segment of business where it saw a 200% increase in fourth-quarter revenue.   

Growing out of recession: While Baidu is growing more slowly than in previous quarters, when it was blowing away U.S. peers Google and Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO), it still reported a 31% increase in earnings in its most recent quarter. It also saw 58% revenue growth, and this quarter, it predicts a 36% to 39% jump in revenue over last year. Recent increases in traffic earned it an upgrade from Citigroup, too, joining many others that still see solid growth ahead.

Of course, there's a lot more devil in the details of these buy-side opinions, which is why CAPS is such a great resource to read the bullish and bearish sides to every stock. To see what the very best CAPS members are saying now about Baidu, just click on over to Motley Fool CAPS and have a look.

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Fool contributor Dave Mock needs only one reason to buy ice cream. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. Ctrip.com is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems pick. Baidu, Google, and Shanda Interactive are Rule Breakers recommendations. Activision Blizzard and SINA are Stock Advisor picks. The Fool's disclosure policy comes in a variety of flavors, but they are all guaranteed to delight.