Why LinkedIn Is Set to Soar

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino and research analyst Lyons George discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, Isaac reacts to LinkedIn's earnings call, which revealed 101% revenue growth when compared year-over-year on top of strong earnings results. Three things in particular impressed Isaac: the international opportunities, the new mobile platforms, and the diverse revenue streams. This isn't your typical advertising-based Internet media site, and the service provides a certain "stickiness" for the millions of users onboard. Factor in strong, visionary management, and this company just might be worth its price tag.

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Isaac Pino and Lyons George have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Google, and LinkedIn. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Apple, Google, and LinkedIn. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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