Artal Group S.a. Lowers stake in LinkedIn Corp (LNKD)
LinkedIn Corp (LNKD) : Artal Group S.a. reduced its stake in LinkedIn Corp by 20.0% during the Q4 period. The investment management company now holds a total of 100,000 shares of LinkedIn Corp which is valued at $11.3 Million after selling 25,000 shares in LinkedIn Corp according to the most recent disclosure to the SEC.LinkedIn Corp makes up approximately 0.26% of Artal Group S.a.’s portfolio.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , Pictet Asset Management Ltd boosted its stake in LNKD during the Q4 period, The investment management firm added 27,145 additional shares and now holds a total of 190,904 shares of LinkedIn Corp which is valued at $21.6 Million. LinkedIn Corp makes up approx 0.09% of Pictet Asset Management Ltd’s portfolio.Levin Capital Strategies reduced its stake in LNKD by selling 4,324 shares or 5.57% during the fourth quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 73,353 shares of LNKD which is valued at $8.3 Million. LinkedIn Corp makes up approx 0.14% of Levin Capital Strategies’s portfolio. Starfire Investment Advisers added LNKD to its portfolio by purchasing 900 company shares during the Fourth Quarter which is valued at $101,790. LinkedIn Corp makes up approx 0.07% of Starfire Investment Advisers’s portfolio.Ls Investment Advisors boosted its stake in LNKD during the Q4 period, The investment management firm added 34 additional shares and now holds a total of 937 shares of LinkedIn Corp which is valued at $105,975. LinkedIn Corp makes up approx 0.01% of Ls Investment Advisors’s portfolio.Mizuho Trust Banking Ltd. boosted its stake in LNKD during the Q4 period, The investment management firm added 12,014 additional shares and now holds a total of 179,831 shares of LinkedIn Corp which is valued at $20.3 Million. LinkedIn Corp makes up approx 0.07% of Mizuho Trust Banking Ltd.’s portfolio.
On the company’s financial health, LinkedIn Corp reported $0.94 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.16 according to the earnings call on Feb 4, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.78. The company had revenue of $862.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $857.26 million. The company’s revenue was up 34.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.61 EPS.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on LinkedIn Corp. Shares were Downgraded by Barclays on Mar 29, 2016 to ” Equal Weight” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 130 from a previous price target of $205 .LinkedIn Corp was Downgraded by Morgan Stanley to ” Equal-Weight” on Mar 16, 2016. Shares were Reiterated by Canaccord Genuity on Mar 7, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 175 from a previous price target of $220 .
LinkedIn Corp closed down -1.91 points or -1.72% at $109.12 with 22,43,539 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $111.75, the shares hit an intraday low of $108.3 and an intraday high of $111.87 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.
LinkedIn Corporation (LinkedIn) is a professional network on the Internet. The Company’s three product lines include Talent Solutions Marketing Solutions and Premium Subscriptions. All three product lines are sold through two channels an offline field sales organization which engages with both large and small enterprise customers as well as an online self-serve channel which includes enterprise customers and individual members purchasing subscriptions. The Company’s solutions include Free Solutions and Monetized Solutions. Its Free Solutions includes the service to manage professional identity service to build and engage with professional networks access to knowledge insights and opportunities and ubiquitous access. The Company also provides other solutions which provide members enterprises and professional organizations with functionality and additional benefits.