• Is It Time for You to Unfriend Facebook?

    By Jacob Norte - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD

    A few weeks ago, I wrote a post titled "Young, Broke and Foolish" on why Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) and Linkedin (NYSE: LNKD) were both promising investments, albeit each for different reasons: Facebook for its exponential growth in revenue in mobile advertising and users added to its already global reach, and Linkedin for its efforts to monetize its more business savvy user base and generate meaningful profits from diverse areas.

    This more »

  • Solid Ways to Benefit From Job Growth

    By Joshua Bondy - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: KFY, LNKD, MWW

    America is on the rebound. Slowly but surely, jobs are coming back. The job market is still has room left to grow, with two million fewer nonfarm payrolls than in 2008. By investing in quality companies in the employment services market, you can piggyback on the growing economy and support your retirement fund.

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    US Total Nonfarm Payrolls data by YCharts

    The big growth story 
    LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is on a more »

  • LinkedIn vs. Facebook: Why Facebook Wins the Battle

    By Chris Johnson - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, MWW

    How many things in life are really, really good, yet still over-rated? Madonna? Justin Bieber?The McRib sandwich? The TV series Mad Men? Well, you can add LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) to that group.

    LinkedIn is a company redefining how employers and employees find and relate to each other. It's a company growing nearly 100% a year. It's a company with 87% gross margins. It's heading for the more »

  • The View No One Else Has

    By Danny Vena - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, LNKD, NFLX

    Every investor has their own personal criteria that they apply in the search for successful investments. In fact, I suspect there are as many ways to choose an investment as there are investors. Once the required financial metrics have been established, the remaining criteria are a matter of experience and personal preference.

    In order to maximize my chances of being a successful investor, I like to consider any reasonable criteria more »

  • Dice Holdings: Strong Growth Potential

    By Martin Vlcek - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: DHX, LNKD, MWW

    Dice Holdings (NYSE: DHX) has been operating in the staffing and sourcing industry for 22 years. It is a leading provider of specialized websites for employers, recruiters and professional communities with the aim to help clients source and hire qualified professionals.

    Dice Holdings has superior profit margins compared to both its peers and the general market. The company offers its services as highly specialized and operates mainly in the technology more »

  • Will LinkedIn's Valuation Ever Make Sense?

    By Jacob Steinberg - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, YELP

    LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is a stock that just keeps going up, up and up. Every time the company beats the arbitrary estimates of the analysts, it keeps being pumped up to the moon as if it wasn't overvalued the begin with. Even though much of the company's current and future success is already baked in the share price, investors still act as if they are greatly surprised every more »

  • How Local Advertising Matters for These Global Brands

    By John McKenna - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, YELP

    Former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill famously said “All politics is local.” To be successful politically, you have to put your constituents’ concerns and needs first. They put you in office, and they can remove you just as quickly. In the financial world, social media has helped websites and mobile apps become international business by emphasizing local businesses. Not only is this a big money making strategy, it more »

  • Killer Quarter for LinkedIn and Facebook

    By Alexander Cho - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: FB, GOOG, LNKD

    LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) has been able to appreciate significantly over the course of a year, as it has been able to execute upon its business model.

    Second quarter was terrific

    LinkedIn cranked up the heat this past quarter. In the second quarter, LinkedIn grew revenues from its talent solutions segment by 101%. Employers are making it a priority to hire and train workers.

    The marketing solutions segment grew by 66 more »

  • A Bullish Second Quarter for These Social Networks

    By Anh HOANG - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, YELP

    For most investors, LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is extremely expensive in terms of financial valuation. It is currently trading at as much as 20.3 times its sales and more than 100 times its forward earnings. However, since its IPO in the middle 2011, LinkedIn’s share price has been on the rise, from $93 to $213. Recently, it experienced a significant daily increase of 7% to nearly $228 in after-hours more »

  • Are You Linked to This Company's Growth?

    By Mihir Mehta - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, MWW

    In the last few years, growth of social media has overwhelmed people across the globe to such an extent that everyone from big business houses to small scale investors is trying to reap some benefit by participating in the tide. It is extremely difficult for any player to just rush into the space and establish its business among the likes of Facebook and Twitter. However, LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is one more »

  • Can These 3 Social Media Giants Boost Your Portfolio?

    By Bill Edson - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, ZNGA

    It would seem that the process of turning a free worldwide social networking platform into a paying product has proved to be more challenging for Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) than anyone could have imagined. Likewise, Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) has been seeing some rough days, suffering from a lagging social media game and now a denied license for online gambling. But not all social media sites are suffering. 

    LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is more »

  • LinkedIn Continues to Outpace Its Peers

    By Daniel James - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, MWW

    It should be clear by now to most investors that social networking is big business. Perhaps, social networking that revolves around business is even more lucrative. In any case, LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) recently came out with an excellent earnings report that sent the stock flying. Despite a monstrous valuation, investors have been piling onto the stock lately, sending it to new highs. Let’s take a closer look at the more »

  • Are These Earning Movers On Friday A Buy?

    By Brian Nichols - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: AIG, LNKD, MELI

    On Friday we saw several stocks head higher after reporting earnings. However, these trends do not always indicate that value is present. Let’s see if the market got these trends right.

    Worthy Of The Valuation?

    Mercadolibre (NASDAQ: MELI) is a Latin American e-commerce company, and is currently trading higher by nearly 10%. The company’s Q2 earnings significantly beat expectations on both the top and bottom line, as the more »

  • Why the Most Overvalued Social Network Stock Keeps Growing

    By Adrian Campos - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, RENN

    LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is severely overvalued. With a $26 billion market capitalization, it's equivalent to more than five times the value of Blackberry, 18 times the value of China's biggest social network Renren (NYSE: RENN) or roughly one-third of Facebook's (NASDAQ: FB) market capitalization -- quite astonishing considering Facebook has more than 1 billion users while LinkedIn has just 238 million.

    Even after acknowledging its strong monetization system more »

  • 3 Friday Upgrades: What Do These Analysts See?

    By Brian Nichols - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: GRPN, LNKD, YELP

    On Friday, analysts upgraded three of the more controversial stocks in the market. These stocks have all seen massive gains in 2013. With that said, why upgrade now?

    Does Growth Warrant Valuation?

    LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) soared 10.6% to new highs on Friday, despite showing further signs of decelerating year-over-year revenue growth. The company posted a strong quarter that met expectations, but guidance was soft.

    Cantor was one of three more »

  • Two Skyrocketing Internet Stocks to Buy, One to Avoid

    By Ash Sharma - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, FB, LNKD

    One of the most important trends currently affecting Internet companies is increasing usage of mobile devices to access the web. On one hand, it is a positive development because it means an increased number of visitors and the time they spend on the web. On the other hand, it is a big concern as many Internet companies have not yet been able to come up with a way to monetize more »

  • Is This Advertising News a Fundamental Game-Changer?

    By Brian Nichols - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD

    I’ve been saying it for months, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), with 1.2 billion users, has the potential to monetize itself on a level that no other social media company can accomplish. On Tuesday, its post-earnings rally continued with gains of 6%, as the company gave us yet another reason that it's light-years ahead of competing companies.

    What’s the news?

    The big news on Tuesday was that Facebook more »

  • Will Zillow Become the Next $10 Billion Online Company?

    By Mark Holder - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: AWAY, LNKD, TRLA, Z

    As investors ponder whether Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) is overvalued at $70, the big picture needs to be considered. The company has a market value of nearly $2.5 billion and revenue that won’t even cross $200 million this year. While it might be difficult to envision it being worth $10 billion at this point, the company appears to have all the makings of a future that big.

    The company more »

  • Three Momentum Stocks Poised for Big Change

    By Xuebing Wang - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, LNKD, NFLX

    Momentum stocks are some of the most exciting stocks to invest in. However, they are not for the faint of heart, as they regularly experience huge gains or steep losses.

    Companies like Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters emerged from the 2008 recession relatively unscathed and grew 10-fold over the next couple of years. Toward the latter half of 2011, they came crashing down and would lose as more »

  • Is LinkedIn's Growth Sustainable?

    By Ishfaque Faruk - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, MWW

    LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) has been one of the best performing companies in the technology space. The high flying LinkedIn has been growing at an astonishing pace -- in each of the past 13 quarters, the company grew its top-line revenue at well-above 70% on a year-over-year basis. And the equity markets have rewarded the company's stellar performance with its stock price up more than 77% this year. However, the company more »

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