Stocks to Watch: Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), Visa Inc (NYSE:V), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)



Chinese video sites, including Baidu Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU)’s IQiyi, have been aggressively buying copyrights to licensed content to win advertisers and paying members as China’s 618 million Web users search for entertainment. Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) stock performance was 1.98% in last session and finished the day at $162.91. Traded volume was 9.47million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 4.81million shares. The beta of the stock remained 2.05. Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) insider ownership is 0.13%.

On the earnings front, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) reported earnings below expectations, while Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) said it was bracing for a loss in the current quarter. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) dropped -3.31 percent to $15.78 Friday on volume of 53.87million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $15.71 to $15.90. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has a market capitalization of $62.87billion.

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) fell the most since July after the world’s biggest bank-card network said economic sanctions against Russia could crimp profit this year. Visa Inc (NYSE:V)’s stock on Apr 25, 2014 reported a decrease of -5.00% to the closing price of $198.93. Its fifty two weeks range is $163.60 -$235.50. The total market capitalization recorded $125.02billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 9.56million shares. In its share capital, V has 628.38million outstanding shares.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a test this year, is now available to all U.S. schools, public or private, from kindergarten through the 12th grade. On Friday, shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) advanced 0.13% to close the day at $39.91. Company return on investment (ROI) is 22.60% and its monthly performance is recorded as 0.30%. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) quarterly revenue growth is 9.22%.

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