Baidu stock slips after profit and revenue beats, but outlook is on the downbeat side

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Shares of Baidu Inc. BIDU, -0.36% slipped 0.8% successful premarket trading Thursday, aft the China-based net hunt motor reported second-quarter nett and gross that bushed expectations, driven by spot successful the artificial quality business, but provided gross maturation outlooks successful which the midpoint of guidance was beneath forecasts. The institution swung to a nett nonaccomplishment of RMB583 cardinal ($90 million), oregon RMB1.70 a share, from nett income of RMB3.58 billion, oregon RMB10.31 a share, successful the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, specified arsenic a RMB3.1 cardinal just worth losses from semipermanent investments, adjusted net per stock came to RMB15.41, supra the FactSet statement of RMB13.09. Total gross roseate 20% to RMB31.35 cardinal ($4.86 billion), topping the FactSet statement of RMB30.99 billion, arsenic AI unreality gross grew 71%. Online selling gross roseate 18%, non-online selling gross accrued 80% and gross from iQIYI grew 3%. The institution expects third-quarter gross of RMB30.6 cardinal to RMB33.5 cardinal and full-year maturation of 9% to 20%, portion the FactSet statement for third-quarter gross is RMB33.11 cardinal and for the afloat twelvemonth is RMB127.55 billion, which represents 19% growth. Separately, the institution said Herman Yu was named Chief Strategy Officer, and volition proceed arsenic main fiscal serviceman until a caller CFO is named. The banal has dropped 23.7% twelvemonth to day done Wednesday, portion the iShares MSCI China ETF MCHI, +0.23% has shed 10.2% and the S&P 500 SPX, +0.25% has gained 18.4%.

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