Baidu is an internet top pick for 2014 at CLSA CLSA said Baidu is one of the cheapest Chinese internet stocks and should start benefiting from heavy mobile investments. The analyst said Baidu is the default search Chinese search engine and is able to capture search queries of native apps, mobile webs, or local businesses. The firm said competitive threats are small and that the company should be able to sustain 35%-40% revenue growth. Shares are Outperform rated.
Baidu calls active amid renewed takeover speculation Baidu February weekly 210 and 212 calls are active on total call volume of 7K (1K puts) amid renewed takeover speculation. February weekly call option implied volatility is at 29, March is at 26, April is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 33 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for large near term price movement.