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Research analysts at Pacific Crest hoisted their price target on shares of LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) from $220.00 to $250.00 in a report released on Friday. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Pacific Crest’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 23.90% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other firms have also recently commented on LNKD. Analysts at Macquarie raised their price target on shares of LinkedIn Corp from $245.00 to $258.00 in a research note on Friday. Separately, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on shares of LinkedIn Corp from $235.00 to $241.00 in a research note on Friday. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Goldman Sachs raised their price target on shares of LinkedIn Corp from $230.00 to $250.00 in a research note on Friday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $231.84.

In other LinkedIn Corp news, Director Reid Hoffman unloaded 83,336 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $195.21, for a total value of $16,268,020.56. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) traded up 11.70% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $201.78. The stock had a trading volume of 10,511,318 shares. LinkedIn Corp has a one year low of $136.02 and a one year high of $257.56. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $168.7 and a 200-day moving average of $179.1. The company’s market cap is $24.569 billion.

LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 31st. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $534.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $511.03 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.38 earnings per share. LinkedIn Corp’s revenue was up 46.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that LinkedIn Corp will post $1.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) is a professional network on the Internet with approximately 277 million members in over 200 countries and territories.

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