What do u think would happen with BIDU's stock after they announce earnings tomorrow?
I think that todays dip is a great buying opportunity for this stock. The stock is still very bullish as far as fundementals are concerned. Today the market tumbled on worries about a prolonged housing slump and a new round of credit market jitters.
Keep your eyes open during the day tomorrow to see which way the market is going. We may see this correction for a few more days, but I think in the long run Bidu is bullish.
I think Bidu jumps back up in my opinion.
I have not heard this news but the acquisition of Yahoo by either Baidu of Microsoft would be bad news.
This would be a case of the Devil or the deep blue sea as users would be censored by either the Chinese or American governments.
As China is slowly liberalising and the US is becoming sinisterly oppressive, let us hope that Baidu win the battle.
Baidu is scheduled to relase earnings early next week. Some companies have reported great earnings and the stocks have increased 5-20%, while the ones that miss earnings are down 5-10%.
I for one I'm betting that Baidu will beat earnings.
Any stock can grow & continue to grow. Predictions mean nothing. If you follow predictions, eventually you'll lose. Especially predictions from strangers. It's not just a question of growing. If Bidu grows but is less profitable... that can effect the stock price.
There is only one way to invest. keep a stock while it's going up. Learn to recognize when it's no longer wise to hold. Will you be wrong at times? YES!... but it's better than losing 50% or more on the ones that go down.
The key to investing is to manage your losses as you let the winners run.
In contrast to its direct competitors it appears a fairly good deal, and would make sense to buy if you had already decided you needed to take a position in the Chinese internet market. But if you hadn't, this would be an incredibly speculative investment that could win big, or vanish altogether...
Based on those numbers, SOHU might make more sense, since they are actually making money...
What will a $155 November Call Option for BIDU be Worth Tomorrow?
I agree with the two answers you have already received, particularly if the one answer used "vol" as short for "volatility" instead of "volume".
That is not always true, particularly when there is a significant event (such as an earnings announcement) shortly before expiration. Let me try to explain it another way.
Everyone knows that certain events, such as a new product announcement or an earnings release, can have a big impact on the price of a stock. No one knows how big the impact on the stock price will be before the announcement, but after the stock price has reacted to the announcement everyone knows what the impact was. A lot of people probably thought there was a good chance the earnings would be good enough to drive the stock price over $155. Now that the stock has reacted without going over $155, many people will think it is much less likely that the stock price will end up over $155. Consequently it is very likely the price of the $155 call option will go down even though the stock price increased. The decrease in the amount of uncertainty may have a bigger impact on the price of an option than the change in the stock price.
FYI, I do not follow BIDU so I am responding strictly on my options knowledge and experience.