Benzinga  5 hrs ago  Comment 
Several stocks in the tech sector, including LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD), Yelp Inc (NYSE: YELP) and Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR), are down for the year, and the NASDAQ has been shedding its gains continuously over the last 15 days. Roger McNamee,...
Automotive World  Jul 7  Comment 
In his latest LinkedIn Influencer post, Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn points to encouraging figures for electric vehicles, including the sale of the Alliance’s 250,000th EV in early June. Find out why Ghosn believes the EV is...
Forbes  Jul 3  Comment 
Why hasn't LinkedIn completely replaced the need for resumes? This question was originally answered by Gayle Laakmann McDowell.
TechCrunch  Jul 1  Comment 
 While LinkedIn has made it easier to apply and search for jobs while maintaining a professional online presence, the formalness of the platform means it isn’t suited for some non-white-collar industries. Industry (a recent winner of the TC...
TheStreet.com  Jun 30  Comment 
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of LinkedIn finished up Monday's regular trading down in negative territory, making it TheStreet's Move of the Day. LinkedIn shares tumbled following its filing last Friday. The professional networking...
Clusterstock  Jun 29  Comment 
General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra knows that the road to fully electric vehicles is a long one, and that’s why she’s making sure her company takes it one step at a time.    Affordability is key to the future of electric vehicles, Barra...
Benzinga  Jun 26  Comment 
In a report published Friday, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Youssef Squali reiterated a Buy rating and $254 price target on LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD). With the stock trading more than 20 percent below its high, LinkedIn offers an attractive...
TheStreet.com  Jun 25  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of LinkedIn Corp. are rising 0.57% to $216.93 after BMO Capital raised its 2015 earnings estimates to $1.30 from $1.23. The company is expected to begin testing its new Lynda products in the second half of 2015,...
Benzinga  Jun 25  Comment 
In a report published Thursday, BMO Capital analyst Daniel Salmon maintained an Outperform rating and $280 price target on LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD). The company is expected to begin testing its new Lynda products in 2H15, with a possibility...


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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