Today’s Stocks : Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU), SkyPeople Fruit Juice (NASDAQ:SPU), Electro-Sensors (NASDAQ:ELSE), Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT), WGL Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WGL)

Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) on Wednesday launched a service that enables merchants to attract smartphone users searching for restaurants or other services, in an attempt to challenge a similar service offered by rival Tencent Holdings. Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 29.70% and weekly performance is 5.26%. On last trading day company shares ended up $227.45. Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 11.27%.

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPU) has posted a weak first half but stronger Q2 figures were a cause for optimism. First-half net profits down 88% to US$552,540. Net sales fall by 18% to $23.8m. H1 operating profits decrease 41% to $3.8m. Second-quarter net profits down 80% to $156,816. Net sales up 16% to $12m. Q2 operating profits climb by 131% to $2.2m. Net profits slid by 88% to US$552,540 in the six months to the end of June, the China-based fruit juice concentrate and beverage producer said today. Net sales slipped by 18% to $23.8m in the same period while operating profits decreased 41% to $3.8m. In the second quarter, profits were still down, by 80% to $156,816. However net sales were up 16% to $12m and operating profits climbed by 131% to $2.2m. SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPU) shares decreased -8.04% in last trading session and ended the day at $1.03. SPU Gross Margin is 32.70% and its return on assets is 4.10%. SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPU) quarterly performance is -20.77%.

Electro-Sensors Inc. (NASDAQ:ELSE) unveiled in its quarterly report on 13 Aug 2014 that company’s net sales for the three-month period ended June 30, 2014 increased $189,000, or 12.0%, when compared to the same period in 2013. Net sales for the six-month period ended June 30, 2014 increased $357,000, or 11.5%, when compared to the same period in 2013. The increase was primarily due to a strong performance in our north central region, which increased 43.8% and 27.8% in the three and six month periods ending June 30, 2014, respectively, as compared to the respective 2013 periods. On 03 September, Electro-Sensors Inc. (NASDAQ:ELSE) shares decreased -2.96% and was closed at $3.93. ELSE EPS growth in last 5 year was 2.10%. Electro-Sensors Inc. (NASDAQ:ELSE) year to date (YTD) performance is -2.00%.

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT) today announced it has been awarded the international ISO 9001 Certification for Quality Management for its data centers in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba, Brazil. The data centers are equipped to provide enterprise customers with the capabilities to manage rapid data growth, provide business continuity and streamline costs — key elements for delivering mission-critical business applications in a secure and efficient operating environment. Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT) ended the last trading day at $44.89. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 1.66%and price to cash ratio as 16.79. Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT) showed a weekly performance of 4.37%.

WGL Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WGL) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.09. The company had revenue of $467.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $492.62 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.03) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that WGL Holdings will post $2.38 EPS for the current fiscal year. WGL Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WGL) shares moved up 0.11% in last trading session and ended the day on $43.59. WGL Gross Margin is 25.30% and its return on assets is 0.40%. WGL Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WGL) quarterly performance is 8.57%.