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

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LinkedIn ( LNKD) pushed the Internet industry higher today making it today's featured internet winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, LinkedIn rose $4.10 (2.1%) to $201.95 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,365,300 shares of LinkedIn exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,868,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $199.61-$205.19 after having opened the day at $201.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $197.85. Other companies within the Internet industry that increased today were: LiveDeal ( LIVE), up 7.3%, MeetMe ( MEET), up 5.5%, Conversant ( CNVR), up 4.2% and Zillow ( Z), up 2.3%.

LinkedIn Corporation operates an online professional network. LinkedIn has a market cap of $19.9 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 8.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 20 analysts that rate LinkedIn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 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, Renren ( RENN), down 9.8%, Incorporated ( COUP), down 7.9%, Tremor Video ( TRMR), down 7.3% and International ( DATE), down 4.9% , were all laggards within the internet industry with ( AMZN) being today's internet industry laggard.

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