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Rogers, Baidu, Apple, Facebook and Barracuda Networks highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

For Immediate Release

Rogers Corporation (ROG)as the Bull of the Day and Baidu (BIDU) as the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on Apple Inc. (AAPL), Facebook, Inc. (FB) and Barracuda Networks, Inc. (CUDA).

Here is a synopsis of all five stocks:

Bull of the Day :

Rogers Corporation (ROG) describes itself as a global leader in engineered materials to power, protect and connect our world. Founded in 1832 as a paperboard manufacturer, the Connecticut based company has about 2800 employees and is one of the oldest publicly traded companies remaining. Rogers is the Bull of the Day after it recently became a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

Rogers Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells engineered materials and components worldwide. The company markets include a wide variety of industries such as aerospace, automotive, infrastructure, medical and electronics. There are two segments within the company: Polymer Materials and Electronic Materials.

Rogers has a market cap of $1.15 Billion with a Forward PE of 17. The stock sports Zacks Style Scores of “A’ in Momentum and “C” in both Value and Growth. It should be noted that the company trades on low volume, at about 125k shares per day.

Relative Strength

Over the last six months, most stocks have been pretty volatile. During that time Rogers has seen its fair share of volatility and moved in a 20% range up and down verse the market. At the moment the stock sits up 20%, while the market is flat over those six months. A combination of market momentum and earnings momentum will keep this stock strong going forward.

Bear of the Day:

Baidu (BIDU) is a Chinese-language Internet search provider that offers online marketing services to its customers directly and through other distribution networks. The company offers Japanese search services as well, including Web search, image search, video search, and blog search capabilities. The Beijing based company is now a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) after recent EPS and negative news.

The company has a market cap of $57 Billion and has a Forward PE of 29. The stock has Zacks Style Scores of “A” in Growth and Momentum, but “D” in Value. Investors have been impressed by how fast the company has been growing since becoming public in 2005 and revenue growth has always been the driver of the stock price. However...


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