LinkedIn (LNKD) Stock Gaining on Positive Analyst Note

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD) are rising 0.57% to $216.93 after BMO Capital raised its 2015 earnings estimates to $1.30 from $1.23.

The company is expected to begin testing its new Lynda products in the second half of 2015, with a possibility that the products would be ready for commercialization in 2016, BMO Capital noted.

"LinkedIn is examining potential new pricing schemes for the Lynda product suite, which will primarily has impact on the up-selling of job slots and recruitment media," BMO Capital analysts added.

Europe market was more affected than the U.S. on the Talent Solutions sales re-organization due it being a more SMB-driven (Server Message Block) market, BMO Capital added.

LinkedIn is a professional network on the Internet with three product lines including Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions and Premium Subscriptions.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates LINKEDIN CORP as a Hold with a ratings score of C-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate LINKEDIN CORP (LNKD) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share."

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