LinkedIn Corp (LNKD): Today's Featured Technology Winner

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LinkedIn ( LNKD) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, LinkedIn rose $6.97 (3.6%) to $199.59 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,719,888 shares of LinkedIn exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,580,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $191.51-$199.88 after having opened the day at $191.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $192.62. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were: Pulse Electronics ( PULS), up 51.4%, Dynasil Corporation of America ( DYSL), up 44.9%, Triquint Semiconductor ( TQNT), up 26.1% and RF Micro Devices ( RFMD), up 21.0%.

LinkedIn Corporation operates an online professional network. LinkedIn has a market cap of $20.0 billion and is part of the internet industry. Shares are down 11.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate LinkedIn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LinkedIn as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, Avid Technology ( AVID), down 28.8%, Microvision ( MVIS), down 14.1%, Commtouch Software ( CTCH), down 12.0% and GlobalSCAPE Incorporated ( GSB), down 9.6% , were all laggards within the technology sector with HomeAway ( AWAY) being today's technology sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the technology sector could consider Technology Select Sector SPDR ( XLK) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).

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