By Louis Navellier of
FordFord took a hit, along with all the automakers, as the recession took hold. But thanks to smart management, Ford was the only member of the Big Three automakers to avoid bankruptcy. That's not to say it has been an easy ride for the company. It wasn't until January of this year that the company posted its first annual profit in four years!
BaiduBaidu is another huge company that you should own this earnings season and into the future. BIDU has continued to kick Google's ( GOOG) behind when it comes to Chinese market share (the company says it hopes to control 79% of this market by next year). Last quarter, BIDU posted a whopping 165% surge in net income, to $70.4 million, or $2.02 per share. Sales also rose an incredible 60%, to $189.6 million, blowing past analysts' expectations and resulting in a 33% earnings surprise. The stock jumped 14% on that news and a repeat this quarter should do the same. That's why BIDU is one of my 19 top-rated buys in Blue Chip Growth.