Noticeable Stock: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD)


The shares of LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD), currently has mean rating of Outperform while 9 analysts have recommended the shares as BUY, 17 recommended as OUTPERFORM and 16 recommended as HOLD. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Mar 16 is $829.93M by 38 analysts. The mean estimate of sales for the year ending Dec 16 is $3.68B by 42 analysts.

The mean price target for the shares of Company is at $177.56 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $295 and low price target is $120. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 41 brokerage firms.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Company stands at $0.6 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at $3.21 by 45 analysts.

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at $4.16 by 41 analysts while revenue forecast for the same year is $4.42B. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 27.32 percent for the upcoming five years.

In its latest quarter LinkedIn Corporation reported earnings of $0.94 a share. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus of $0.78 per share with the surprise factor of 20.5 percent. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term Cockroach Effect is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD) on March 1, 2016 announced its inclusion as an inaugural member of the LinkedIn Talent Solutions Preferred Partner program. This new program recognizes SmartRecruiters as an advanced Talent Acquisition Platform that supports some of LinkedIn’s most important products, including the next generation of their flagship product, LinkedIn Recruiter, and their all-new LinkedIn Referrals product.

Lee Womer, Director of Business Development for LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), commented, “SmartRecruiters has done an impressive job of enabling deep integration into key LinkedIn Talent Solutions products. Their LinkedIn Recruiter integration is best in class and they were one of our first partners to enable LinkedIn Referrals. I’m therefore thrilled that they are an inaugural member of our Talent Solutions Preferred Partner program.”

Brett Queener, President and COO of Smart Recruiters, commented, “LinkedIn Talent Solutions are widely used by our 600 enterprise customers. They depend on us to get maximum value from those products, whether LinkedIn Recruiter, LinkedIn job postings or the new LinkedIn Referrals. We are therefore thrilled to deepen our partnership with LinkedIn through the new Talent Solutions Preferred Partner program.”

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