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MarketWatch  8 hrs ago  Comment 
After the fall of LinkedIn, is there any hope to renew the company’s connection with Wall Street?
Wall Street Journal  9 hrs ago  Comment 
After steep plunge earlier this year, LinkedIn shares deserve another look before Thursday’s quarterly earnings report.
Forbes  Apr 26  Comment 
Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD), where a total of 13,480 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.3 million underlying...
Benzinga  Apr 25  Comment 
Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research sees "misdirected optimism" for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) and LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD). Chowdhry said he is concerned with the monetization aspect of Facebook, despite acknowledging it as the...
Forbes  Apr 25  Comment 
This is a busy earnings week with Apple and the social-media trio of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn scheduled to report. What will these high-profile tech names say about the state of social media?
Benzinga  Apr 25  Comment 
Robert "Bob" S. Peck of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey believes that given the various challenges facing LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD), the 1Q16 results and messaging would play an important role in building the long-term thesis. Peck maintains a...
USAToday.com  Apr 25  Comment 
LinkedIn Students is a customized app to help simplify and expand your job search.




 
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LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) is an online professional network. Members of the network can use the platform for free to create and manage their professional identity, engage with other professionals, and access relevant business information. Through the platform, LinkedIn allows professionals to communicate with one another and ultimately find new careers and business opportunities.[1] LinkedIn makes money in three ways. First, it provides organizations with hiring solutions. These solutions allows enterprises to advertise job postings to members based on key qualities, such as location, experience, and education. This allows organizations to contact potential employees who are not actively searching for a job. Next, it sells display advertisement space on the site to marketeers. Finally, it allows members to upgrade to paid, premium subscriptions. Premium subscriptions allow members, acting as an individual or on behalf of a company, to view enhanced search results, gain additional channels of communication, and receive priority customer support.[2]

While LinkedIn remains focused on general professional networking, there is a trend in the industry to move towards specialized knowledge sharing, collaboration, and networking. For example, Stackoverflow provides a question and answer service as well as a career service for computer programmers. Other sites have focused on discussion, collaboration, and interaction between and among employees and potential employers. These services allow members two main benefits. First, they can find specific answers to their specialized questions. Second, they can interact directly with relevant companies in their field. LinkedIn's generality and lack of specialty within the professional network space does provide benefits, but the company may refocus on this trend.[3][4]

The company's initial public offering of stock on the NYSE occurred on May 18, 2011. The company offered 7.8M shares each for $45. This was at the high end of the revised price range of $42-$45. The company had originally announced an initial price range of $32-$35. The offering raised a total of $353M. The final offering was 35% larger than had the pricing occurred at the midpoint of the initial range. The lead managers of the IPO were Morgan Stanley (MS), Bank of America (BAC), and J P Morgan Chase (JPM).[5]

The company's first day 109% return was the fifth largest for an IPO in the post bubble era. [6]

For the full year 2010, LinkedIn reported a total revenue of $243M and a net income of $14.5M. Revenue increased by 103% over the previous year, and net income increased from a net loss $4M.[7]

  1. LNKD S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "LinkedIn Corporation" pg 1-2
  2. LNKD S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "How We Generate Revenue" pg 45-46
  3. LNKD S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "LinkedIn Corporation" pg 1-2
  4. Seeking Alpha "LinkedIn: IPO Will Place Company at Strategic Crossroads" 21 Feb 2011
  5. Renaissance Capital - IPO Home "LinkedIn prices IPO at $45, high end of revised range" 18 May 2011
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  7. LNKD S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Summary Consolidated Financial Data" pg 10-11
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