After the nation averted the fiscal cliff for the time being, many sectors rallied today, but tech was one of the biggest. So why was LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), which is already one of the best performers of the year in this sector by a long shot, down 1.9% today? In this video, Motley Fool tech and telecom analyst tells us how, in an already fairly volatile sector, Barclays' view of LinkedIn as having too high of a valuation caused the company to downgrade the stock to a "hold." Eric also tells us why he thinks Barclays may not be making the right call.

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