First RIM, and now Baidu. BIDU stock is plunging after hours, down over 14% at last check after the company announced revenues will be between 1.19 billion yuan ($174 million)
and 1.23 billion yuan. Consensus was 1.36 billion yuan. How a Chinese company, in the middle of the greatest bubble reincarnation, supported by an economy that is a reverse feedback loop, can miss, is shocking and is sure to put the recent tech rally in perspective. In the meantime, as a reminder of how collectivist groupthink is cultivated and encouraged by the mighty ones on 85 Broad, we have attached the most recent BIDU report from Goldman Sachs, which is still on the firm's Conviction Buy List.