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TheStreet.com  18 min ago  Comment 
  NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Facebook and Twitter  traded lower this week following earnings but LinkedIn investors were hoping the third time would be the charm. It wasn't.  Initially, shares soared after the company reporting beating...
New York Times  8 hrs ago  Comment 
LinkedIn’s second-quarter results beat Wall Street’s expectations on all fronts, but the signs behind the numbers seemed to worry investors.
Wall Street Journal  9 hrs ago  Comment 
LinkedIn’s stock fell in after-hours trading as investors realized that it beat growth expectations because of its recent acquisition of lynda.com, not because of a recovery in its core business.
MarketWatch  10 hrs ago  Comment 
LinkedIn went on a roller coaster ride Thursday after the company’s better-than-expected earnings, as a fast start from acquisition Lynda.com only briefly masked a sputtering display ad business and static usage for the professional-networking...
Motley Fool  12 hrs ago  Comment 
The career social network is adding more than 150 new courses per month to boost engagement and earn more from recruiters and job seekers.
Benzinga  Jul 30  Comment 
Investors responded favorably to LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD), which reported better-than-expected results Thursday afternoon. The company's Q2 EPS came in at $0.55, beating the Street estimate by $0.15. Sales arrived at $712 million versus $679.78...
The Economic Times  Jul 30  Comment 
The Dow Jones industrial average ended 0.03 per cent weaker, while the S&P 500 was unchanged. The Nasdaq Composite added 0.33 per cent.
Benzinga  Jul 30  Comment 
JC Parets is a weekly guest on #PreMarket Prep, a daily trading idea radio show hosted by Joel Elconin and Dennis Dick. Eagle Bay Capital Founder JC Parets said that there is nothing to do in LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD) heading into Thursday...
Benzinga  Jul 30  Comment 
On CNBC's Options Action, Dan Nathan spoke about options activity in LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD) ahead of earnings results. Options market is implying a move of 11 percent on earnings and the average move over the last four quarters is 13...




 
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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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