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Forbes  2 hrs ago  Comment 
The folks at LinkedIn are busy. They are rolling out refinements and new features at an unprecedented rate. Staying on top of these opportunities is the key to staying on top of your online personal branding. If you want your profile to stand out,...
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By WestEnd511: Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) will report 2Q14 result on Tuesday after market. Heading into the Q, consensus expects a loss of $0.01 per share on $283m in revenue. For the Q3 guidance, consensus expects $323m in revenue and an EPS breakeven....
The Economic Times  Jul 24  Comment 
A vast majority of the country's business leaders are optimistic about the growth of the domestic economy, says a survey by professional networking site LinkedIn.
Forbes  Jul 24  Comment 
The secret’s out: To be the best, you must hire the best. And with great resources such as LinkedIn, The Muse, and Glassdoor, top talent is becoming easier than ever to find. But the best talent wants to work for companies that are leaders in...
Motley Fool  Jul 23  Comment 
LinkedIn announces a promising deal to strengthen its position in business-to-business marketing. Facebook would love a piece of that market, but it has bigger fish to fry right now.
StreetInsider.com  Jul 23  Comment 
* Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Junos Pulse product portfolio to Siris Capital for approximately $250 million. Siris is a leading private equity firm focused on making control...
Benzinga  Jul 23  Comment 
LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) announced after Tuesday's market close that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Bizo, a firm with the goal of enabling better marketing to a professional audience, for $175 million in a 90/10 cash and stock...
Market Intelligence Center  Jul 23  Comment 
For a hedged play on LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD), MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s option-trade picking algorithms recommend the Sep. '14 $165.00 covered call for a net debit in the $154.20 area. That is also the break-even stock price for the...
Forbes  Jul 23  Comment 
LinkedIn is all well and good in the digital sphere, but a great place to make all the right business contacts in the real world is at a carefully chosen private members club. It sometimes seems that one opens every week in London, but the most...
Wall Street Journal  Jul 22  Comment 
LinkedIn has agreed to buy business audience marketing provider Bizo for about $175 million.




 
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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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