Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd.

  • China is Not the Holy Grail

    By Hyuncha Cho - August 26, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, QIHU, SYMC, YHOO

    I have legitimate concerns with investing into Chinese companies. Combine China and technology and it’s a recipe for extreme-high-risk. Duh – you’re probably thinking, but let’s re-examine Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU). The company just recently turned into a search engine and grew revenues tremendously. So, not so surprisingly the animal spirits come back in full force.

    It’s like watching everyone getting aboard the Titanic, and – we all more »

  • Did Baidu Suddenly Solve the Mobile Problem?

    By Mark Holder - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, QIHU, YOKU

    Only a month ago, Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) was struggling to stay above $90 as the company faced margin and competitive pressures from the shift toward mobile internet usage and more specifically, mobile search, that it doesn’t dominate like desktop search.

    The leading Chinese search provider has increased operating expenses in order to expand research and development and marketing in order to build out the mobile products and to publicize more »

  • Use This Opportunity to Make a Terrific Addition to Your Portfolio

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: EA, GA, QIHU

    Chinese online gaming company Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) has turned in a good performance so far this year, with shares up around 45%. However, there have been occasional hiccups on the way, with the latest one coming after the company disappointed analysts with its outlook and crashed 9%.

    However, a company that’s plying its trade in an industry that’s expected to grow at a decent clip of almost more »

  • Is There Any Value Left in Baidu?

    By Timothy Green - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, QIHU

    In April I wrote an article about Chinese search giant Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) in which I claimed that after a steep decline the stock had entered value territory and was a real bargain. At the time the stock traded for about $85 per share. Since that writing Baidu has surged to around $135 per share, up nearly 60% in just a few short months.

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    Baidu fell more »

  • Running High, Stocks To Beat the S&P

    By Declan Fallon - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: MDSO, PAAS, PPC, POT, QIHU

    Once again, the S&P is running 10% above its average price for the year. This last happened in May and was soon followed by a 100+ point loss in the S&P. As outlined in my Investing Strategy, I consider this a time to consolidate and take profit: cut losers and restock the cash coffers either by selling positions and/or writing covered calls on profitable holdings.

    Of the more »

  • 3 Internet Services Providers on a Spectacular Bull Run

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: LEDR, QIHU, TRLA

    The Internet service industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The rapid advancement in internet related infrastructure and services is the cause of this growth. The development of different internet applications has changed how businesses function. In addition, mobile Internet has skyrocketed Internet penetration. The penetration of mobile Internet services is estimated to increase from 23% in 2012 to 54% in 2017. In emerging economies, China more »

  • Is Baidu a Buy at These Levels?

    By Anh HOANG - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, QIHU

    Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) has made a recent comeback with a strong market rally. Its share price increased from more than $89 per share in the beginning of July to nearly $127.60 per share, marking an incredible gain of more than 43% within just one month. Moreover, Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock from Equal Weight to Overweight. Should we listen to Morgan Stanley’s upgrade? Is Baidu a good buy more »

  • The Changing Landscape of China's Search Market

    By Nick Chiu - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, QIHU, SOHU

    Despite its dominance in China’s search market, Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) is losing market share. Yet, it is Google that suffered the most. While Sogou.com, soso.com, and Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU) all gained market share since 2012, there is only one apparent winner, Qihoo 360, whose fast growth continues in 2013 as its market share jumped from 10.59% at the beginning of 2013 to 15.18% in more »

  • Is This Fundamental Trend a Silent Stock Killer?

    By Brian Nichols - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, QIHU, YY

    Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) is exploding with gains; the company’s revenue is rising, yet investors ignore areas of caution that are abundantly clear. These areas of caution are affecting the entire space, which you should consider before investing.

    3 Metrics of Concern

    Baidu is essentially the Google of China, has risen 35% in the last month, and is currently trading higher by 8% after its second quarter earnings beat. For more »

  • Baidu and Qihoo: The War Is On

    By Dusan Jovanic - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, QIHU, SOHU

    China’s leading search companies are investing heavily into their respective business developments, and have been acquiring or trying to acquire companies that will help them grow and diversify. Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) was very active on the acquisition front, spending a part of its large cash position. On the other hand, Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU) is said to be in talks with Sohu.com (NASDAQ: SOHU) about buying their Sogou more »

  • A Make it or Break it Quarter

    By Chad Henage - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, QIHU, SOHU

    When a company grows fast, it attracts a lot of attention. Investors buy the stock, the company reports fantastic growth, and the stock gains momentum. However, at some point, analysts begin to question how long the company’s growth can last. There are generally two directions a high growth business can go.

    One possibility is, the company expands its business into other industries, diversifying its revenue streams. The second is more »

  • Baidu: Creating a Mobile and Video Powerhouse

    By Mark Holder - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, QIHU, YOKU

    With the transition to mobile search around the world, it probably shouldn’t be too surprising that Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) has struggled over the last year. In fact, the dominant player in Chinese search faces a bigger issue as the Chinese move quicker towards mobile. The China Internet Network Information Center reported that the total online population rose to 591 million with wireless users surging to 464 million. The percentage more »

  • Yahoo!'s Expensive, Buy This Stock Instead

    By David Gould - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, QIHU, YHOO

    I find search businesses to be among some of the most interesting businesses to analyze. They carry vastly different demographics and strategies, despite what one would think is a very simple operational model. Below, I review two companies in very different market positions -- one is struggling from the top, while the other is rising from the bottom.

    Is Baidu's (NASDAQ: BIDU) reign truly reign under pressure?

    Baidu currently holds more »

  • Are We Seeing the Emergence of a New Search King?

    By Brian Nichols - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, QIHU

    Despite fears of a slowing Chinese economy, it is still a rapidly developing market that has four times the population of the U.S. Thus, there is great opportunity for all business, especially in the ever-evolving web, including search, a space where clear leaders are emerging; and opportunities are being presented.

    A market not owned by the search king

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is, without question, the U.S. search market more »

  • The Second Big Player in the Chinese Search Market?

    By Dusan Jovanic - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, QIHU

    Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU) demonstrated strength in its latest quarterly earnings report, beating estimates and raising guidance. The company is quickly finding ways to make money from search, and is rapidly expanding its market share, putting pressure on rival Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) and taking aim at an even bigger chunk of the search market. The company is also showing strength in the mobile security market with its key product 360 more »

  • Baidu Is Betting on Mobile Search

    By Nicholas Kitonyi - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, QIHU, SINA, SOHU

    Baidu's (NASDAQ: BIDU) dominance in the Chinese search business is under attack. The influx of mobile technology is not only taking down the PC industry, but also the companies that have been reliant on personal computers. Baidu is China’s largest search engine, and may threaten to rival Google globally, due to the massive Asian population.

    Local competition is heating up

    Baidu accounts for 75% of China’s desktop more »

  • Why Buying This Stock Makes Sense After Its Recent Dip

    By Harsh Chauhan - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: GA, NTES, QIHU

    Shares of Chinese online gaming company Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) have been under pressure over the past few days after the company announced that Vogel Holding Group Limited, an affiliate of its chairman, Mr. Yuzhu Shi, will be selling its shares. Vogel had initially decided to offer 15.1 million American depository shares, but the offering was reduced to 11 million shares with the option of selling another 1.65 more »

  • Capitalizing on Chinese Internet Growth

    By Daniel James - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, QIHU

    In an earlier article, I highlighted the prospects of Qihoo 360 Technology (NYSE: QIHU), a Chinese internet company that appears to be delivering enormous top and bottom line growth. Looking at the firm’s most recent earnings report, this trend seems to be continuing. The company reported revenue that came in well ahead of the consensus estimates, but it was the raised outlook that had investors really excited. Qihoo looks more »

  • The Winner of Russia's Search War

    By Dusan Jovanic - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, QIHU, YNDX

    Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) has struggled since the May 2011 IPO, and its share price has never seen the highs it achieved in the first week of trading. But that might change soon, since the company is showing strong growth and expects the growth to continue. The company reported earnings that beat analyst estimates, and the management raised the full-year revenue guidance. The market responded with a surge in share price more »

  • Now Is the Time to Buy This Internet Giant

    By Mark Yagalla - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, QIHU, SOHU

    The Chinese Internet landscape is dominated by a handful of companies. They are fighting one another to consolidate their positions to capture the greatest opportunity of them all -- the Chinese web user. In our lifetime, I feel that China offers investors the greatest investment opportunity. The best company to invest in to capture this growth in China is Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU).

    China's Google

    The best way to play Chinese more »

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