Baidu Inc BIDU shares are trading higher by 4.5% to $149.24 Friday morning. Shares of Chinese stocks are trading higher after China cut the minimum down payment on mortgages as part of stimulus measures.
Real estate is a major industry in China, and any policy that stimulates real estate transactions can have ripple effects across various sectors. Baidu generates a significant portion of its revenue from online advertising, including real estate-related advertising.
An uptick in real estate transactions could lead to higher demand for online advertising services, benefiting Baidu's advertising business.
China's financial regulators made headlines this week with a series of moves targeted at boosting the troubled property market. Notably, they have slashed down-payment requirements for both first-time and second-time home buyers and concurrently lowered interest rates on existing mortgages.
The announcement, jointly made by the People's Bank of China and the National Administration of Financial Regulation, stipulated that the minimum down payment would...Read More
According to data from Benzinga Pro, Baidu has a 52-week high of $160.88 and a 52-week low of $73.58.