NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- LinkedIn Corp.  (LNKD) stock is plummeting 25.88% to $142.52 in after-hours trading on Thursday after the company issued disappointing 2016 first quarter guidance.

The Mountain View, CA-based professional online network set its non-GAAP earnings outlook at 55 cents per share, significantly below estimates of 74 cents per share. Revenue is expected to be about $820 million, while Wall Street was anticipating $866.86 million.

Additionally, LinkedIn delivered strong financial results for the 2015 fourth quarter after today's market close.

The company posted earnings of 94 cents per share for the quarter, up from earnings of 61 cents per share for the same period in 2014.

Revenue jumped 34% year-over-year to $861.89 million for the latest quarter, compared with $643.43 million for the 2014 fourth quarter.

Analysts had estimated earnings of 78 cents per share on $857.59 million in revenue for the latest quarter.

Separately, LinkedIn has a "hold" rating and a letter grade of C at TheStreet Ratings because of the company's strengths, such as revenue growth, largely solid financial position and good cash flow, and its weaknesses, including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak stock performance.

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