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Monday, July 13, 2015

Stock Market Recomendation this Week: LNKD

LinkedIn Corp.

Industry: Business Training & Employment Agencies

Sector: Industrials

Description: LinkedIn Corp. operates an online professional network on the Internet. The company's proprietary platform enables members to create, manage and share their professional identities online, build and engage with their professional networks, access shared knowledge and insights, and find business opportunities. It product lines include Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions and Premium Subscriptions these three product lines are sold through two channels, an offline field sales organization which engages with both large and small enterprise customers, as well as an online, selfserve channel. LinkedIn was founded by Allen Blue, Reid G. Hoffman, Jean-Luc Vaillant, Konstantin Guericke and Eric Ly in November 2002 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

We see a strong opportunity on LNKD.
The company reported the 1Q fiscal results on April 30th 2015. 
Reported 0.57 cts vs estimated 0.56, revenues of $638 millions vs a year ago of $473 millions, year over year +34.9%.
The 4Q fiscal results were 0.61 cts vs estimated of 0.53, revenues of $643.43 vs a year ago $473 millions, year over year +43.9%.
The company is beating the analyst estimates since August 2011.
We are optimistic about the next earnings report and for a long term exposure.

We see a target of $270 in the short term, actually is trading at $212, so the proyectable profit should be around 27%.
Mostly analyst are bullish on the stock with an average target of $260, we attached last Upgrades/Downgrades for LNKD:

52 week low:  $156.3052 week High: $276.18


Current Ratio:4.59
Cash Ratio: 3.90


P/E Current:-1,615.00
P/E Ratio (with extraordinary items): -587.35
Price to Sales Ratio: 12.71
Price to Book Ratio: 8.64


Gross Margin: 76.08
Operating Margin: 1.63
Pretax Margin: 1.41
Net Margin: -0.71

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