NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- LinkedIn (LNKD) stock is advancing 6.5% to $131.01 in after-hours trading Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected financial results for the 2016 first quarter.

The Mountain View, CA-based professional networking company reported earnings of 74 cents per share on revenue of $860.65 million for the quarter.

Analysts had estimated earnings of 60 cents per share on revenue of $828.47 million.

The 35% year-over-year increase in revenue was driven by talent solutions revenue, which was up 41% to $557.65 million. Talent solutions connects hiring managers and recruiters with job seekers. Its marketing solutions revenue grew 29%, while premium subscriptions revenue rose 22%.

"LinkedIn delivered strong financial results and growth across our core product lines," CEO Jeff Weiner said in a statement. "As a result of our new mobile experience, members are increasing their activity on LinkedIn, helping drive strong levels of engagement across the platform."

Cumulative members increased by 19% to 433 million, while unique visiting members grew by 9% to 106 million members a month.

Separately, LinkedIn has a "Sell" rating and a letter grade of D+ at TheStreet Ratings because of the company's deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing stock performance and feeble earnings per share growth.

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