Video: Digging in on LinkedIn


LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) has been the social-media darling for investors, and last week’s earnings report validated that status as it beat estimates and raised full-year guidance.

The company has successfully employed a three-pronged approach to generating revenue: leveraging its rich data for enterprise use, providing premium subscriptions for individual users, and selling online advertising. While this approach has helped the company differentiate itself from largely one-trick advertising ponies such as Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), shares trade at a steep price by traditional valuation metrics. In the following video, Brenton and Austin discuss LinkedIn and their opinion on the stock.

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A version of this article, written by Brenton Flynn, originally appeared on fool.com

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