NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Depositary shares (ADSs) of Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU: $131) have been picked by S&P Capital IQ as its Focus Stock of the Week. BIDU carries S&P Capital IQ's highest investment recommendation of 5-STARS, or Strong Buy.
"Baidu has become one of the best-known, largest and most successful Internet companies in the world," said Scott Kessler, equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ. "The company is the leading provider of Internet services and we see considerable growth ahead. We believe China's Internet population, already the largest in the world, continues to grow in size and sophistication, which should lead to more Baidu customers, revenues, and profits. While we see competition with many large Internet companies and challenges to mobile, we believe Baidu is positioned well and operating effectively. We view Baidu as offering a unique combination of growth and value."
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