LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD) SVP Patricia L. Wadors sold 1,065 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $191.00, for a total value of $203,415.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 44,010 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,405,910. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD) opened at 193.35 on Friday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $190.52 and its 200 day moving average price is $178.48. The stock’s market capitalization is $26.21 billion. LinkedIn Corp. has a 12 month low of $98.25 and a 12 month high of $254.98.

LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 27th. The social networking company reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.91 by $0.27. The firm had revenue of $960 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $955.55 million. LinkedIn Corp. had a positive return on equity of 1.77% and a negative net margin of 4.56%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 23.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.78 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that LinkedIn Corp. will post $4.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD)

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in LNKD. NEXT Financial Group Inc boosted its stake in LinkedIn Corp. by 26.2% in the third quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 534 shares of the social networking company’s stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 111 shares during the last quarter. Barnett & Company Inc. boosted its stake in LinkedIn Corp. by 65.2% in the second quarter. Barnett & Company Inc. now owns 570 shares of the social networking company’s stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 225 shares during the last quarter. FineMark National Bank & Trust bought a new stake in LinkedIn Corp. during the second quarter worth $118,000. Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its stake in LinkedIn Corp. by 0.9% in the second quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 640 shares of the social networking company’s stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 6 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Capital Analysts LLC boosted its stake in LinkedIn Corp. by 9.7% in the second quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 655 shares of the social networking company’s stock worth $124,000 after buying an additional 58 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 63.27% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on LNKD. Vetr downgraded LinkedIn Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $178.04 target price for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, November 8th. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $196.00 target price on shares of LinkedIn Corp. in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $220.00 target price on shares of LinkedIn Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. MKM Partners set a $196.00 target price on LinkedIn Corp. and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $196.00 target price on shares of LinkedIn Corp. in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirty-three have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $187.30.

About LinkedIn Corp.

LinkedIn Corporation (LinkedIn) is a professional network on the Internet with approximately 400 million members in over 200 countries and territories. The Company provides the majority of its products at no cost to its members. It offers approximately three product lines: Talent Solutions, which includes Hiring, and Learning and Development; Marketing Solutions and Premium Subscriptions.

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