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A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD) recently:

  • LinkedIn Corp had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company.
  • LinkedIn Corp had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at TheStreet. They wrote, “LinkedIn (LNKD) has been reiterated by TheStreet Ratings as a sell with a ratings score of D+. The company’s weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and disappointing return on equity.”
  • LinkedIn Corp had its price target lowered by analysts at UBS AG from $250.00 to $225.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • LinkedIn Corp had its price target lowered by analysts at Goldman Sachs from $285.00 to $256.00.
  • LinkedIn Corp had its price target lowered by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from $270.00 to $250.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • LinkedIn Corp had its price target lowered by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $275.00 to $250.00.
  • LinkedIn Corp had its price target lowered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $300.00 to $285.00.
  • LinkedIn Corp had its price target lowered by analysts at Piper Jaffray from $285.00 to $270.00.
  • LinkedIn Corp had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a $250.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $260.00. They wrote, “LinkedIn beat CQ4:13 Consensus revenue / EBITDA / EPS by 2% / 4% / 3% but top-line upside was offset by headcount and capital investments. Revenue guidance was conservative and margins could be flattish in 2014E, but a marketing turnaround / sales product rollout could yield upside to numbers.”
  • LinkedIn Corp ‘s EPS estimates were cut by analysts at Credit Suisse. They now have an “outperform” rating and a $274.00 price target on the stock.
  • LinkedIn Corp had its price target lowered by analysts at RBC Capital from $240.00 to $225.00. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock.
  • LinkedIn Corp had its price target lowered by analysts at Macquarie from $280.00 to $270.00.
  • LinkedIn Corp had its price target lowered by analysts at CRT Capital from $298.00 to $235.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • LinkedIn Corp was upgraded by analysts at SunTrust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $260.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $250.00.
  • LinkedIn Corp had its price target lowered by analysts at FBN Securities from $275.00 to $250.00.
  • LinkedIn Corp had its price target lowered by analysts at Susquehanna from $300.00 to $280.00.
  • LinkedIn Corp had its price target lowered by analysts at Evercore Partners from $260.00 to $240.00.
  • LinkedIn Corp had its price target lowered by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald from $260.00 to $240.00.
  • LinkedIn Corp had its price target lowered by analysts at Bank of America from $240.00 to $232.00. They wrote, “While we believe the company could continue to deliver modest upside to guidance and our estimates, decelerating growth on higher LCS penetration and a relatively high valuation multiple (9x 2015E EV/sales, 85x 2015E EPS at the $205 after hoursprice) and may keep the stock range bound. We are lowering our price objective to $232 from $240, based on 10x 2015E EV/Sales.”

LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) traded down 5.16% on Wednesday, hitting $192.34. The stock had a trading volume of 7,168,821 shares. LinkedIn Corp has a one year low of $155.00 and a one year high of $257.56. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $213.3 and its 200-day moving average is $227.9. The company has a market cap of $23.052 billion and a P/E ratio of 881.74.

LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) is a professional network on the Internet with more than 200 million members in over 200 countries and territories.

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