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Google: Is the Street Too Optimistic?

Tuesday - 3/19/2013, 9:05pm  ET

Google has become the darling of Wall Street as institutional investors pour money into the stock and analysts continue to increase their price targets. However, the stock has pulled back 4% recently. In the video below, Fool.com's Alison Southwick asks contributor Daniel Sparks whether the pullback presents a buying opportunity.

Next, Daniel points to Baidu as another solid option for those who want to invest in search. At just 18 times earnings, Baidu looks like a great deal in light of Google's hefty premium.

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