LNKD : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Microsoft Reaches Record High After Positive Earnings Beat

    October 21, 2016
    The Redmond-based behemoth's record highs are a result of increased run rate in its cloud business.
  2. LinkedIn Enhances Endorsements with A.I. Features

    October 20, 2016
    Each of LinkedIn's (NYSE: LNKD) three acquisitions in 2016 --  Connectifier, Run Hop, and PointDrive -- was completed to ...
  3. Twitter Falls After Salesforce Confirms It Is Not Making A Bid ...

    October 14, 2016
    In an interview with the Financial Times, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said Twitter "wasn't the right fit."
  4. LinkedIn Lets You Hide Job Search from Your Boss

    October 7, 2016
    Even as it heads into the arms of another -- Microsoft, in this case -- LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is still finding ways to win ...
  5. Salesforce.com Trying to Block Sale of LinkedIn

    October 3, 2016
    In a rather intriguing turn of events, salesforce.com has inserted itself into the European Union regulatory review process, ...
  6. Salesforce Asks EU To Investigate Microsoft-LinkedIn Merger

    September 30, 2016
    In an unusual move, Salesforce asked the EU to investigate the merger between LinkedIn and Microsoft. The company said the ...
  7. Twitter Stock Continues Roller coaster Ride (TWTR, CRM)

    September 28, 2016
    The social media network's stock is down today after downgrades from two analysts.
  8. LinkedIn Expands Its E-Learning Offerings

    September 23, 2016
    It's been nearly a year and a half since LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) announced its intention to acquire online education provider ...
  9. 3 Books the CEO of LinkedIn Is Reading (LNKD)

    September 20, 2016
    Reid Hoffman, CEO of LinkedIn, has an eclectic reading list that reflects his interests in Asia, the power of forming networks ...
  10. Who is Driving Microsoft's Management Team

    August 18, 2016
    Microsoft’s transition to the cloud infrastructure and services business has the company’s leadership in the forefront of ...
  11. Top 4 Shareholders of LinkedIn

    August 12, 2016
    Four institutional investors own nearly a quarter of the company; their stakes valued at close to $5.6 billion.
  12. LinkedIn 2Q Beat Led by Member Growth (LNKD, MSFT)

    August 4, 2016
    Microsoft's $26.2 billion all-cash acquisition LInkedIn now looks even better.
  13. LinkedIn Preview: Earnings Jump (LNKD, MSFT)

    August 3, 2016
    The focus on the conference call will probably be how management will integrate LinkedIn's social and cloud operation with ...
  14. LinkedIn Adds Video Post Microsoft (MSFT, LNKD)

    August 3, 2016
    LinkedIn joins the wave of social media platforms by promoting video content as one of its main initiatives for its next ...
  15. Can Microsoft Revisit Its Tech-Boom High? (MSFT)

    July 28, 2016
    Projected EPS growth and the acquisition of LinkedIn will impact the performance of Microsoft's stock.
  16. LinkedIn Buys Sales Software Provider PointDrive

    July 27, 2016
    When you hear the words "LinkedIn" (NYSE: LNKD) and "acquisition" mentioned together lately, the company's recent decision ...
  17. How Peter Thiel Became a Superstar

    July 22, 2016
    Peter Thiel: Legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, destroyer of Gawker Media, supporter of Hulk Hogan... and ...
  18. 3 Potential Synergies In Microsoft's Purchase of LinkedIn (MSFT, ...

    July 6, 2016
    Discover AllianceBernstein's take on the acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft, as well as the synergies that are likely to ...
  19. Did Microsoft Acquire LinkedIn for the Cloud Business? (MSFT, ...

    July 3, 2016
    Explore why Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn goes beyond cloud computing, including the benefits to Dynamics CRM and the ...
  20. What Is Facebook’s Advantage Over Other Social Media? (FB)

    July 2, 2016
    Discover the elements that define Facebook, which boasts 1.6 billion users who cement the company as the world's top social ...
  21. Large Facebook Investor Sees IPO Boom (FB)

    June 29, 2016
    Learn why Mark Andreessen believes technology IPOs and M&A activity may rebound strongly beginning in late 2016, and why ...
  22. What Did Microsoft See in LinkedIn? (MSFT, LNKD)

    June 28, 2016
    Explore reasons behind Microsoft's $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, including the savings resulting from borrowing ...
  23. What Facebook Owns That Other Social Media Do Not (FB)

    June 28, 2016
    Examine Facebook's competitive advantage to understand how the network effect and application suite set it apart from other ...
  24. Why LinkedIn Is Unlikely to Be the Next Nokia

    June 23, 2016
    Bernstein explains how Microsoft can utilize LinkedIn's most valuable assets: its professional network of people, relationships, ...
  25. Microsoft Sees High Growth in Legal Marijuana (MSFT, LNKD)

    June 17, 2016
    The software giant is looking to blaze a trail in the realm of legalized marijuana.
  26. Twitter Set to Reward Long-Suffering Shareholders (TWTR, MSFT)

    June 15, 2016
    Twitter's positive price action this week is likely to signal a long-term bottom.
  27. LinkedIn Stock Downgraded After Microsoft Deal (LNKD, MSFT)

    June 15, 2016
    Not all of Wall Street is applauding the $26.2 billion in cash Microsoft is willing to shell out for the professional social ...
  28. Microsoft Weighed Down By LinkedIn Bid (MSFT, LNKD)

    June 14, 2016
    Microsoft is testing support between 48 and 50 for the fourth time since January, raising odds for a breakdown that ends ...
  29. Microsoft LinkedIn Deal: Could it Cost their Aaa?

    June 14, 2016
    If Microsoft does lose its Aaa rating, this will leave Johnson & Johnson as the only non-financial company with an unblemished ...
  30. The Big Winners of the Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal (MSFT, LNKD)

    June 13, 2016
    The acquisition price of $196 a share—a 50% premium, has made some people a lot of money.
  31. Will the San Francisco Housing Market See a Slowdown? (YHOO, ...

    June 13, 2016
    Find out how the high-tech and biotech boom is impacting the housing market in San Francisco and how a slowdown could affect ...
  32. Morgan Stanley Sole Advisor To MSFT In LNKD Deal

    June 13, 2016
    Morgan Stanley has been scaling back its fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) trading business business, while ...
  33. Microsoft To Buy LinkedIn For $26.2 billion (MSFT, LNKD)

    June 13, 2016
    Microsoft acquires LinkedIn for $26.2 billion
  34. LinkedIn Stock Soars on News of Sale to Microsoft

    June 13, 2016
    Shareholders of LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) have been suffering for much of 2016, after its dismal fourth-quarter and full-year ...
  35. Seriously, Change Your Twitter Password Right Now

    June 13, 2016
    Amid reports that more than 32 million Twitter usernames and passwords are available for sale online, Twitter is taking some ...
  36. LinkedIn Upgraded to 'Outperform' by RBC Analysts (LNKD)

    June 10, 2016
    The professional networking site was upgraded to “Outperform” from “Sector Perform” by analysts at RBC Capital.
  37. Monster Worldwide Buys Tinder-Like App for Jobs

    June 9, 2016
    Online employment ad aggregator Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW) is pushing further into technology with its latest acquisition. ...
  38. LinkedIn Fires Back at Its Bears

    April 29, 2016
    After LinkedIn issued first-quarter guidance for $820 million in revenue and non-GAAP (excluding one-time items) earnings ...
  39. LinkedIn Stock Pops on Q1 Earnings Beat (LNKD)

    April 29, 2016
    The fact that the management under-projected this quarter's EPS (55 cents vs. 74 cents) doesn't instill confidence they have ...
  40. LinkedIn Scripts a Turnaround (LNKD)

    April 28, 2016
    LinkedIn reported results that beat analyst expectations this evening.
  41. LinkedIn Stock Rises Ahead of Q1 Earnings (LNKD)

    April 28, 2016
    Has LinkedIn been forgiven? It would seem so, given the recent activity in LNKD stock, which has risen some 10% over the ...
  42. LinkedIn's Student App Could Be a Revenue Driver

    April 27, 2016
    If a company can land a customer during their formative years, it becomes easier for it to retain a lifelong relationship. ...
  43. LinkedIn Upgrades a Key Platform

    April 21, 2016
    Just a day after announcing its new Students app to assist its more than 40 million students and recent college grads with ...
  44. New LinkedIn App Targets College Grads

    April 18, 2016
    Of LinkedIn's (NYSE: LNKD) $2.99 billion in revenue last year, a whopping $1.88 billion was generated from its primary Talent ...
  45. A Mixed Bag for Social Media Stocks (FB, LNKD)

    April 6, 2016
    Potential stocks trades and outlook for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  46. When Will Chipotle Investors Lose Their Appetite?

    March 20, 2016
    It has been a rough six months for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG). Even before it was besieged with multiple food ...
  47. Facebook Rebuilding After Modest Profit-taking

    March 17, 2016
    Facebook is rebuilding sponsorship that should support a 2016 breakout to all-time highs.
  48. What Does the Political Economy Research Institute Do?

    March 8, 2016
    Learn about the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and the studies its conducts. PERI's topics are of great interest ...
  49. Linkedin’s CEO Gives $14 Million Bonus to Workers (LNKD)

    March 3, 2016
    After LinkedIn’s share price was hammered by investors after the release of their disastrous fourth quarter results on February ...
  50. Unlimited Vacation Policies: How Much Do You Take?

    February 25, 2016
    A look at what "discretionary time off" policy means and understanding the vacation patterns of U.S. employees.
  51. Didi Kuaidi: China's Uber Partners With Lyft (BABA, BIDU)

    February 25, 2016
    Didi Kuaidi may only be valued at $16.5 billion, following a $3 billion funding round in September, but it boasts 7 million ...
  52. Is It Time To Sell Technology Stocks? (LNKD, AAPL)

    February 11, 2016
    Technology stocks have taken a drubbing in recent days. Is it time to sell them?
  53. LinkedIn's Drop Was Deserved and May Get Worse (LNKD, FB)

    February 8, 2016
    Not only is LinkedIn's punishment deserved, my guess is LNKD shares may bottom out at $85 to $90 once the market connects ...
  54. LinkedIn Shares Plummet on Gloomy Guidance (LNKD)

    February 5, 2016
    Before buying LNKD stock, waiting for the March quarter number to see where things stand would be the safer play.
  55. Will LinkedIn Earnings Justify Its Expenses? (LNKD)

    February 3, 2016
    Expect another earnings beat from LinkedIn and the typical lackluster market reaction.
  56. Governments Ask Tech Giants to Join War on ISIS

    February 2, 2016
    In the US and Israel, governments have asked their respective nations' tech industries to help in the war against ISIS.
  57. Will Twitter Finally Reward Investors In 2016?

    January 25, 2016
    There are still few signs that Twitter is ready to turn the corner and reward new shareholders.
  58. LinkedIn Boosts Its User Data Capabilities, Again (LNKD)

    December 16, 2015
    Like other social media businesses, LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) amasses and analyzes reams of user data from its nearly 400 million ...
  59. Pay Attention To These Stock Patterns Playing Out

    November 25, 2015
    The stocks are all moving different types of patterns. A breakout could signal a major price move in the trending direction, ...
  60. 10 Ways to Optimize your LinkedIn Profile (LNKD)

    October 27, 2015
    Get the most out of the world's largest professional online network using these ten tips.
  61. 25 Tactical Trades Goldman Sachs Is Watching Amid Earnings Season

    October 8, 2015
    John Marshall of Goldman Sachs identified the 25 most "out-of-consensus opportunities" ahead of earnings season. Marshall ...
  62. Using LinkedIn to Find Life Insurance Leads (LNKD)

    October 6, 2015
    Learn how LinkedIn can help you generate leads as a life insurance agent, and understand the steps to turn your profile into ...
  63. The Companies of Peter Theil's Founders Fund (FB, TSLA)

    August 31, 2015
    Learn about the major public companies that Peter Thiel has invested in and companies that are on the verge of going public ...
  64. LinkedIn Debuts New Search Feature (LNKD)

    August 24, 2015
    Remember when intranets were hailed as the answer to internal communication struggles, particularly within large organizations? ...
  65. If You Had Invested Right After Facebook's IPO (FB, TWTR)

    August 14, 2015
    Find out more about how much you would have made if you invested $1,000 into Facebook Incorporated right after its initial ...
  66. 4 Apps Every Financial Advisor Should Have

    August 7, 2015
    Learn about some the best apps available to assist financial advisors to make their work easier and enable them to provide ...
  67. IPO Flippers And The Companies Who Hate Them (TWTR, ETSY)

    July 28, 2015
    Learn how flipping activity affects an initial public offering.
  68. Top Tips on Catering to Millennial Clients

    July 22, 2015
    The economic impact of Millennials is rapidly growing. Here's how to reach them.
  69. LinkedIn Stock Is Flying High -- Is It Warranted? (LNKD)

    July 15, 2015
    Hopefully for LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) CEO Jeff Weiner and CFO Steve Sordello, the second quarter earnings call scheduled for ...
  70. How Financial Advisors Can Tweet Like Pros

    July 2, 2015
    A quick guide to how advisors can tweet like the elite.
  71. Top Digital-Age Tips for Financial Advisors (FB, LNKD)

    June 23, 2015
    The top ways financial advisors can leverage the tools of the digital age.
  72. 10 Creative Strategies for Finding Wealthy Clients (FB, LNKD)

    June 11, 2015
    Thinking outside of the box when it comes to meeting prospective wealthy clients can ultimately pay off.
  73. Why Do Companies Choose NASDAQ for Their IPO?

    June 3, 2015
    The NYSE is known for its prestige so why do some companies opt to list on the NASDAQ instead?
  74. What's the difference between Google's GOOG and GOOGL stock tickers?

    May 26, 2015
    Learn the difference between Google's GOOG and GOOGL ticker symbols. Splitting shares into classes prevents management from ...
  75. Should You Sidestep Social Media's Hottest ETF?

    May 7, 2015
    Social media is hot, but it may not be the right time to invest.
  76. Top 10 Lead-Generation Tips for Financial Advisors

    May 5, 2015
    The top 10 strategies advisors can implement to generate leads, as well as the ones they should avoid.
  77. Top Strategies for Winning Business in 2015

    March 31, 2015
    Looking to grow your financial advisory practice in 2015? These strategies will help.
  78. Social Networking Service (SNS) (FB, LNKD)

    March 31, 2015
    SNS stands for “social networking sites.” SNS users create a profile with personal information, photos, etc. and form connections ...
  79. Social Media: High Risk, High Potential Returns

    March 24, 2015
    Carefully selecting social media ETFs can provide you with the opportunity to diversify your portfolio and enjoy financial ...
  80. Motif Investing Broker Review: Easy Thematic Investing

    March 4, 2015
    A review of Motif Investing, a new online brokerage that brings thematic investing to individual investors and financial ...
  81. The (High) Cost of Advertising in Times Square

    February 23, 2015
    Advertising on a Times Square billboard costs more per impression than similar forms of advertising, but that doesn't mean ...
  82. The Best Online Job Search Techniques

    February 12, 2015
    Looking for a job? Today the best online job search techniques involve social media, automated searches, and well-crafted ...
  83. Top Consumer Discretionary Stocks to Watch

    February 11, 2015
    Consumer discretionary stocks have been among the top performers since 2010, and there are still good trading opportunities.
  84. App-pocalypse! 20 Industries Disrupted By New Tech

    February 6, 2015
    Mainstream economic thought says that while those displaced by technology will see their industries destroyed, the industries ...
  85. Indeed vs. LinkedIn

    February 2, 2015
    There are a large number of employment websites to choose from and not all of them operate the same way, making finding a ...
  86. Four Stock Market Swing Trade Ideas

    January 26, 2015
    These four stocks are bouncing off support/resistance, or ready to break though, providing swing trading opportunities.
  87. Tinder to Start Swiping for Cash?

    December 17, 2014
    For two years, Tinder has been able to stay afloat without relying on any kind of revenue stream. Now, the free match-making ...
  88. Who are Facebook's (FB) main competitors?

    December 3, 2014
    Explore the different social media networking sites that are starting to compete with Facebook.
  89. What Makes LinkedIn Different From Facebook and Twitter

    April 24, 2014
    Even with its network of 250 million members, Mountain View, Calif.-based LinkedIn Corp. is often overlooked when it comes ...
  90. Hash Tag Scam: Investors Vulnerable To ID Thieves On Twitter ...

    March 26, 2014
    Social media scammers are targeting investors.
  91. How Facebook, Twitter, Social Media Make Money From You

    March 21, 2014
    If you’re not paying for the product, the product is you. That's a truism that's especially suited for social media and its ...
  92. Bullish And Bearish MACD Crossovers

    February 26, 2014
    Two stocks with bullish MACD crossovers, and two stocks with bearish MACD crossovers.
  93. This Biotech Stock Gained 350%. Here's Why There's Still 86% ...

    February 10, 2014
    What a way to start 2014! Gloom and doom have struck the stock market with a roughly 1,000-point decline in the Dow Jones ...
  94. 2011's Biggest IPOs

    December 30, 2011
    2011 was another big year for IPOs.
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