Monster Worldwide, Inc.

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • LinkedIn Continues to Impress

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, MWW

    LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) has gone up more than 100% over the past year. Top-line growth has been phenomenal and it seems to have a lock on the online professional network market. Furthermore, management is top-tier, which we’ll get to soon. All that said, LinkedIn might not be a great investment at this point in time. 

    A high-quality operation

    LinkedIn is a monetization machine, and considering the company’s user more »

  • LinkedIn: A SWOT Analysis

    By Ishfaque Faruk - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, MWW

    LinkedIn’s (NYSE: LNKD) stock is near all-time highs. The rapidly growing social media company has been one of the best performers among numerous other Internet companies that went public in recent years. The company is growing rapidly across the board and building its presence across the globe. A SWOT analysis is called for to examine the future possibilities of LinkedIn's business.

    Strengths

    First Mover: LinkedIn has established itself more »

  • A Look at Staffing Services in a Recuperating Employment Market

    By Damian Illia - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: MAN, MWW, RHI

    Note: This article has been amended to better reflect Monster's business model.

    The Internet has changed almost everything, including how we watch movies to how we choose a restaurant. Job searching and head-hunting have been no exception. Nowadays, the Internet is the most practical way to look for a job or an employee, though other channels do remain strong.

    ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI) and, although more »

  • This Stock Is Worth a Look Despite Its Expensive Valuation

    By Nicholas Kitonyi - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, MWW

    Very few companies could offer value for money if they traded more than three times their IPO price, just a little over two years after going public. However, that is not the case for this professional networking giant, which seems to have found the magic in the department of human resource. 

    LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) has defied the odds by maintaining continuous growth since going public when compared to other tech more »

  • Keep This Stock on Your Radar

    By Ashley Sales - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: DHX, LNKD, MWW

    Among the various online job portals, Dice Holdings (NYSE: DHX) might be one of the biggest underdogs. With just above 500 employees to its name, Dice Holdings is competing against giants such as LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) and Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW). The company recently hit a 52-week high and looks set to climb higher. Here’s a take on why this company would be a class apart as compared to more »

  • A Tale of 2 Networks

    By Ryan Palmer - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, MWW

    You have two companies. Both are social networking sites with immense popularity. Both generate revenue by allowing advertisements to be displayed on their websites (one much more so than the other).  And yet in terms of clientele and providing a service with substantial monetary value, these two could not be more different.

    Their missions

    The mission of the first, verbatim from its latest annual report, is to "Connect the world more »

  • A "Gajillion" Reasons to Recruit These Social Stocks

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, MWW

    "There are literally gajillions of people who are unhappy with their current jobs," intones Brian Baumgartner, The Office's hapless Kevin, in an amusing YouTube video by Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW) entitled "The Wake Up Call" exhorting cubicle drones to visit Monster.com and do better. Warning: turn down your volume.

    However, investors in Monster Worldwide and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) may need a wake-up call as LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) has more »

  • Here's Why LinkedIn Is a Risky Bet

    By Vladimir Zernov - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, MWW

    Contrary to Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) has more than doubled since its IPO. The online professional network has enjoyed good dynamics this year, too. Its stock is up 55% this year. There is one thing that LinkedIn shares with Facebook, and it’s the huge current valuation. LinkedIn is trading at a P/E multiple of 524, while Facebook is trading at a 2363 P/E multiple. Sure more »

  • Online Recruitment Industry: A Reliable Investment?

    By Ashit Gulati - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, MWW

    Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW) recently announced its first quarter results. On the back of an uncertain and shaky global economic environment, the company beat market expectations by reporting net income of $5 million during the first quarter of 2013, which is a robust 33% increase. Although revenues posted fell 9%, the market expected an even steeper drop. One of the challenges faced by Monster and its competitor is the cyclical more »

  • Is Monster Worldwide Cheap Now?

    By Anh HOANG - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, MWW

    Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW) has been losing its popularity in the recruitment industry, due to the sudden emergence of social networking sites LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB). Consequently, Monster Worldwide has seen its share price drop significantly, from $25 per share at the beginning of 2011 to only $5.50 per share today. At the beginning of May, the company said that if it could not sell itself more »

  • This Company Is the Future of the Job Seeking Business

    By Daniel Cawrey - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, MWW

    When you think about what people were doing twenty years ago while looking for a job, you'll probably think of newspaper classifieds. Ten years ago, people were using Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW). But where will job seekers go in the next ten years? Well, they will probably be on LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD).

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    The network component

    The act of looking for jobs really hasn't changed as we've jumped more »

  • LinkedIn Is a Smoke and Mirrors Illusion

    By Erin McBride - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: DHX, LNKD, MWW

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is a smoke and mirrors illusion. Buyer beware.

    LinkedIn's stock took a hit last week after the online professional networking service forecast called for a slowdown in future quarters while the company beefs up its infrastructure (hires more workers, invests in data centers and makes changes to online ads).

    The ding came in spite of more »

  • This Company's Disappointing Outlook Is an Opportunity

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

    Social media websites have been a trending topic in investing circles over the last few years, as this relatively new medium has firmly established itself in most people’s social and professional life. Despite the industry’s soaring valuations, many investors have been eager to get in on this trend, propelling these stocks higher in anticipation of future growth.

    While LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) reported results that beat on the top more »

  • Should You Buy This Stock After Its Recent Drop?

    By Ishfaque Faruk - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, MWW

    Despite strong growth on the top-line as well as the bottom-line, professional networking site LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) saw its stock plummet. A large portion of the company's expected growth was already factored into the share price.

    Management's weak guidance for Q2 2013 along with concerns about the firm’s ability to earn revenue from advertising sparked the sell-off. However, LinkedIn can gain a much stronger foothold in the more »

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