Forbes  Sep 29  Comment 
Why Do Most Recruiters Find Me On Monster As Opposed To Linkedin? This question was originally answered on Quora by Ambra Benjamin.
The Political and Financial Markets Commentator  Sep 29  Comment 
In light of the expanded war on terror overseas and the vicious attack at an Oklahoma business last week, the need for practicing vigilance and situational awareness has grown much more acute in the United States for both individuals and...
Forbes  Sep 28  Comment 
First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. Your LinkedIn summary has a huge impact on your success. Does yours make people want to get to know you or does it bore them to tears?...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 26  Comment 
By Terracotta Capital: I initiate coverage on LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) with a positive view and a target price of US$275 based 10x FY15 price to sales (50% revenue CAGR assumption from 2013) . LNKD is the largest professional network on the internet...
Benzinga  Sep 26  Comment 
LinkedIn Corp's (NYSE: LNKD) latest effort to monetize its social network could produce added sales of $1.6 billion by 2019, an analyst said Friday. Linkedin, the Mountain View, California-based professional network operator with about 277...
StreetInsider.com  Sep 26  Comment 
UPGRADES Deutsche Bank upgrades Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) from Hold to Buy and moves its price target from $60 to $78. Click Here for more color. Cowen raises LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) from Market Perform to Outperform and moved its price target...
TheStreet.com  Sep 26  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aLinkedIn shares are up 2.5% to $211.20 on Friday after analysts at Cowen upgraded the stock to "outperform" from "market perform," while increasing its price target to $253 from $195. The new price target represents a...
Forbes  Sep 25  Comment 
This plan will make sure you use LinkedIn to its full advantage.
Forbes  Sep 25  Comment 
LinkedIn continues to grow at breakneck speeds -- and the opportunities for marketing your business are better than ever.
Forbes  Sep 24  Comment 
Social networks have been ‘played out’ in the consumer landscape for around a decade now. We are all used to Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and others. It was inevitable perhaps that the business world would develop the networking and...


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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