NEW YORK -- LinkedIn ( LNKD), the social network geared for professionals, beat Wall Street's earnings expectations. LinkedIn reported fourth-quarter earnings Thursday of 35 cents a share on revenue of $303.6 million, up 81% from a year earlier. Analysts were looking for profit of 19 cents a share on sales of $279.52 million. Revenue growth was aided by Talent Solutions revenue, which totaled $161 million, up 90% year over year. Talent Solutions revenue made up 53% of this quarter's sales. LinkedIn issued first-quarter guidance above Wall Street estimates. It expects revenue of between $305 million and $310 million. Analysts forecast revenue of $301.3 million. For the full year, LinkedIn said it expects sales between $1.41 billion and $1.44 billion. Wall Street analysts expect $1.439 billion. LinkedIn Soars on Huge BeatCoinstar ( CSTR), which owns the owns the Redbox DVD kiosks, said fourth-quarter profit declined 27% due to poor performance at its new ventures. Coinstar also forecast disappointing earnings on Thursday, saying it expects earn 77 cents to 92 cents a share from continuing operations in the first quarter on revenue of $568 million to $593 million. Analysts forecast earnings of $1.22 a share on revenue of $628.8 million. AOL ( AOL) is expected by Wall Street Friday to report fourth-quarter earnings of 41 cents a share on revenue of $573.7 million. 5 Big Tech Stocks to Trade (or Not)Activision Blizzard ( ATVI), the maker of video game "Call of Duty," posted fourth-quarter earnings that topped analysts' estimates as revenue jumped 26% to $1.77 billion. Activision said Thursday it expects first-quarter adjusted earnings of 10 cents a share on revenue of $690 million. Analysts expect earnings of 9 cents a share on revenue of $693.5 million. Earnings expected Friday include Carlisle ( CSL), CBOE Holdings ( CBOE), Moody's ( MCO) and Laboratory Corporation of America ( LH). 4 Stocks Under $10 Making Big Moves -- Written by Joseph Woelfel >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Joseph Woelfel >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.