NEW YORK, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), Baidu.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU), SINA Corp (NASDAQ:SINA) and Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Google Inc Research Report
Google, after reaching a record high $838.60, has further widened its price-to-earnings ratio gap with rival Apple at 25 times profit compared to the iPhone maker's price-to-earnings ratio of less than 10. It is the widest gap since June 2005, two years before their mobile device wars started to intensify. A report from Bloomberg suggests that more investors are willing to pay more for each dollar of Google's earnings relative to Apple because of its massive growth potential on advertising, with $37.3 billion in potential earnings from prospective advertisers. Its alliance with Korean mobile giant Samsung also continues to put pressure on Apple. Earlier this year, Google posted a whopping 36 percent year over year growth in revenue and saw its earnings per share rise to $8.62 from $8.22 year over year, credited with its new ad products. The Full Research Report on Google Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/8c8c_GOOG]
Yahoo! Inc. Research Report
Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer recently abolished the company's work-at-home policy last month and required all employees to work in the office, among the many changes the former Google executive brought to the company. The memo says the decision was made to "foster a more collaborative" culture, and is also another Google adoption like the free food and smartphone benefits Mayer also introduced. Mayer told the New York Times that it was an effort to boost morale to employees she claims are becoming "aimless," as well as remove a bloated bureaucracy which has kept Yahoo from competing as of late. The company is trying to bounce back after missing out on the two biggest Internet trends, social networking and mobile, which led to a freefall in its stock price, among other struggles. The Full Research Report on Yahoo! Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/6de5_YHOO]
Baidu.com, Inc. Research Report
Chinese Internet search provider Baidu recently launched a second security offering, the permanently free Baidu Antivirus 2013, which is available in English and is compatible with a wide variety of operating systems, from Windows XP to Windows 8. In January, Baidu launched Baidu PC Faster, a software suite designed to fix speed and performance issues. In the process, it completes a "Cloud Security" scan. Also a free app to download, Baidu PC Faster comes in both English and Thai, but is not compatible with Windows. Meanwhile, the company posted revenue growth in Q4 2012 of 41.6 percent year over year, and net income growth of 36.1 percent year over year. For the current quarter, the company expects revenue of $945.4 million to $975.9 million. The Full Research Report on Baidu.com, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/e98c_BIDU]
SINA Corp Research Report
SINA reported reported Q4 2012 earnings of 13 cents per share, down from 21 cents per share reported in the year-ago quarter but when adjusted would be at 5 cents per share. Revenue meanwhile jumped 4.4 percent year over year to $134.4 million for the quarter and was in line with management's guided range of $132 million to $136 million. In comparison, analysts estimated adjusted earnings of a loss of 2 cents per share and revenue of $143 million. The growth was attributed to higher advertising revenue in the quarter, up 6.7% year over year to $110.7 million, and was slightly ahead of the low end of management's guided range of $110 million to $112 million. For the current quarter, SINA expects revenue to be between $115 million and $119 million. The Full Research SINA Corp - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/4952_SINA]
Yandex N.V. Research Report
Russian search provider Yandex posted net income of $89 million in Q4 2012 compared with 2.12 billion rubles a year earlier, but missed the $96 million analysts expected. In addition, Yandex forecast revenue growth may slow to 28 percent to 32 percent this year from 44 percent in 2012, due to its expectation for online text-based advertising in Russia. Management claims that the market has "matured," and it's "impossible" to grow at 60 or 44 percent a year these days. To compare, the 2013 sales guidance is below analyst expectations of 33 percent growth. Yandex has been defending its Russian market share against Google Inc. and is trying to expand in foreign markets such as Turkey. Last year, the company introduced a browser to challenge Google's Chrome and got its maps added to Apple Inc.'s operating system for Russia. The Full Research Report on Yandex N.V. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/a6bb_YNDX]
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