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04/28/16 04:00:03 PM
WORD ON THE STREET

LinkedIn Corporation, LinkedIn Corporation, Twitter, Inc.

LinkedIn Corporation(LNKD) : LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD) is set to release its Q1 results on April 28 after market close and is expected to deliver upside in both top and bottom line. Wall Street expects the online professional network to earn $0.60 a share on revenue of $828.47 million. In the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.57 a share on revenue of $637.69 million. The stock saw 13 downgrades after its fourth quarter results on February 4, with 10 of them coming the day after. The downgrades were driven by its weak guidance for Q1. The company guided to a modest sequential decline in revenue and a sharp decline in EBITDA, reflecting EBITDA margin contraction in the first quarter. Related Link: Will Wall Street Single Out LinkedIn Again This Earnings Season? Following are the downgrades the stock saw on February 5: View More Analyst Ratings for LNKDView the Latest Analyst Ratings Write to editorial@benzinga.com with any questions about this content. Subscribe to Benzinga PRO: http://pro.benzinga.com 2015 Benzinga Newswires. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.



LinkedIn Corporation(LNKD) : LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD) is set to release its Q1 results on April 28 after market close and is expected to deliver upside in both top and bottom line. Wall Street expects the online professional network to earn $0.60 a share on revenue of $828.47 million. In the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.57 a share on revenue of $637.69 million. The stock saw 13 downgrades after its fourth quarter results on February 4, with 10 of them coming the day after. The downgrades were driven by its weak guidance for Q1. The company guided to a modest sequential decline in revenue and a sharp decline in EBITDA, reflecting EBITDA margin contraction in the first quarter. Related Link: Will Wall Street Single Out LinkedIn Again This Earnings Season? Following are the downgrades the stock saw on February 5: Monness Crespi Hardt downgraded LinkedIn from Buy to Neutral. Atlantic Equities cut the stock from Overweight to Neutral. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded the rating for the company from Buy to Neutral. Susquehanna downgraded LinkedIn from Positive to Neutral. RBC Capital downgraded LinkedIn from Outperform to Sector Perform Mizuho Securities downgraded LinkedIn from Buy to Neutral. BMO Capital cut LinkedIn from Outperform to Market Perform. Raymond James downgraded LinkedIn from Strong Buy to Market Perform. JP Morgan downgraded LinkedIn from Overweight to Neutral. Cowen cut the rating on the stock from Outperform to Market Perform On March 16, Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock from Overweight to Equal-Weight. On March 29, Barclays cut LinkedIn from Overweight to Equal-Weight. On April 8, MKM Partners downgraded the stock to Neutral from Buy.



Twitter, Inc.(TWTR) : Shares of Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) have lost almost 60 percent of their value since Jack Dorsey took over as CEO on July 1, 2015. In 2016 alone, the stock price has tumbled more than 35 percent, with this week witnessing a 13.5 percent decline. Related Link: Here's How Crowdsourced Ratings Can Beat The Market Following such a substantial fall, top raters at the Vetr community decided to upgrade their rating on the stock from 4.0 Stars to 5.0 Stars - out of a possible 5.0 Stars rating. The new rating better reflects the crowd's average price target of $18.71, which implies an upside potential of almost 25 percent from current valuations. Finally, it should be noted that 84 percent of the crowd's ratings are now bullish. Disclosure: Javier Hasse holds no positions in any of the securities mentioned above.



 

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