Yahoo and Google are two familiar names not only in IT industry but also for investors. These publicly traded companies have been under the watchful eye of the experts in Wall Street as these search engines post profits. Of course, this means good news to investors as price per share grows.
But one name has been riding the waves of popularity and enjoys significant increase in the past few weeks. In the American soil, the name Baidu doesn’t necessarily ring any bell but in China, Baidu is the biggest rival of Google. In fact, Baidu is recently the bigger search engine company in China. Since China has the most number of online users, it’s safe to say that the company is positioned to post significant increase in profits in the coming months.
The reason for this impressive increase in Baidu is actually at the expense of Google. The Online giant recently pulled out its search engine business in China because the country will not yield to the Google’s demand on lifting online censorship. Naturally, users will go to the next best thing and in China, the next best thing is Baidu.
This doesn’t mean Google is going down the drains. It is just one country after all. Price per share for Google is still bullish and there are some experts predicting the $1,000 threshold. Baidu has seen an impressive increase in the past month and with the online situation in China, they are getting bigger and the investors’ interest is showing.
But never count out Yahoo yet simply because the comparison of Google and Baidu is leaving the Yahoo out of competition. Price per share is not going up in significant level but it’s still a steady option. The price per share has been going down a bit but as history would tell, the stocks would again be back on its track after a few days of low closes.
So which one should you choose? Here’s the point-by-point situation:
Baidu (BIDU) – the company’s significant growth in the past months is not just based on the hype. Some may say that it’s a momentary increase but you can’t argue with the current situation of China when it comes to search engines.
Google (GOOG) – even though Google has pulled out of China, the company is still going strong. After all, the company has other investments aside from gaining profit from search engines.
Yahoo (YHOO) – unfortunately, Yahoo has not been faring well in the past weeks. But don’t panic yet. The price per share did go down for Yahoo in the past and it’s still a survivor.