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Forbes  2 hrs ago  Comment 
Professional social networks such as LinkedIn are as important to our economy as banks and capital markets. Those network reduces risks in our economy by offering transparency into the job market.
Benzinga  6 hrs ago  Comment 
Prior message said 'LinkedIn Announces $5M Series A Funding Round' © 2015 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
Clusterstock  Feb 26  Comment 
LinkedIn has a lot of companies in a lot of industries already using its hiring platform. But many of the industries LinkedIn has already dominated aren't growing by much, leaving it to take on new businesses that haven't yet fully engaged with...
MarketWatch  Feb 26  Comment 
LinkedIn Corp. was initiated at overweight with a $310 12-month price target at Morgan Stanley on Thursday, implying a 15.2% improvement from Wednesday's closing price of $269. Analyst Brian Nowak said LinkedIn's earnings power is still...
Forbes  Feb 25  Comment 
LinkedIn is a great idea but it suffers from the ills that plague other social networks - it rapidly becomes a noisy place where nothing can be achieved over the din. Given the number of people I interact with at events, via email and over time,...
Market Intelligence Center  Feb 25  Comment 
After Tuesday’s trading in LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD) MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's option trade-picking algorithms uncovered a trade that offers a 6.25% or 28.87% (for comparison purposes only), while providing 7.40% downside protection. The...
MarketWatch  Feb 24  Comment 
LinkedIn has agreed to pay premium subscribers whose passwords were leaked three years ago and posted on a Russian hacker site what amounts to about $1 per affected user.
Forbes  Feb 24  Comment 
LinkedIn co-founder Konstantin Guericke is joining the board of RallyPoint, a social network with big ambitions in serving the military sector.
Motley Fool  Feb 24  Comment 
It’s been a stellar few weeks for the professional networking giant. That said, there are a few things management would like you to keep tabs on going forward.




 
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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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