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LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD): Brokerage Stock Target & Update

LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD): Brokerage Stock Target & Update

LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD): Brokerage Stock Target & Update

Brokerage firms have recently weighed in on shares of LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD). On a consensus basis, Wall Street analysts have a $175.980 target price on the name. This is a short term, or one year projection according to First Call data. Price targets are one of many useful tools that can be used by investors to help determine where a stock might be headed. In comparing the target to current levels, shares closed the last trading session at $111.030.

Past and future earnings growth are also important indicators in determining where the stock might be headed. Analysts are predicting $0.710 per share in earnings next quarter and $3.200 for the current year. In comparing the current price level of the equity to their moving averages, the shares are trading -6.061 off of the 50-day average of $115.326 and -81.528 away from the 200-day moving average of $190.793.

Another important factor to consider when evaluating a stock’s current and future value are the 52 week high and low levels. As of the most recent bid at the time of writing, LinkedIn Corporation Class A Co shares are trading -59.005% away from the 52-week high mark of 266.530 and +11.211% off the 52-week bottom of 98.250.

Taking a step further, investors might also consider evaluating a firm’s PEG ratio, which illustrates the relationship between stock price, earning per share, and the company’s growth rate. A firm with a PEG ratio below 1 is considered undervalued. A company with a PEG ratio around 1 is considered fairly valued. A company with a PEG ratio greater than 1 is considered overvalued. The stock has a current PEG of 1.270.

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