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LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 25738.21. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for LinkedIn Corporation is 190.59 (with a change from open of 0.02%), this in conjunction with a target price of 187.25. Volume today has so far reached 307287, with an average volume of about 1201.36. The GAP for this stock, is 0.04%.

The P/E ratio is *TBA, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 40.86. The current EPS for LinkedIn Corporation, is -1.66, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -904.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -15.38%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for LinkedIn Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 22.23% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 24.42%. Quarter over quarter is -68.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 31.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 62.34%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 65.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 76.40%. Shares outstanding is 135.13, while shares float is at a value of 118.26. Float short for LinkedIn Corporation is 1.34% and the short ratio is 1.32.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.24, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.24. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 3.5, and the quick ratio is 3.5. The most recent gross margin is 86.40% and their operating margin is -3.60%. The profit margin is -6.40%.

LinkedIn Corporation has seen returns on assets of -3.10%, and on investment, -1.80%. Return on equity is -4.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 7.49, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.42 and Price/cash is 7.77, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 128.63.

The simple moving averages are -0.75% and 17.97% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -26.24% and the 52 week low is 93.98%.

LinkedIn Corporation has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 190.59. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is *TBA. This is in an industry, Internet Information Providers, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. LinkedIn Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Internet Information Providers industry means that LinkedIn Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -0.91%, with performance for the month coming to -1.14%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.61%, and for the half year the performance is -1.57%. Volatility for this week is 0.42% and for the month this is 0.38%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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