Will Linkedin’s Raise Attract These Top Institutional Shareholders?

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Jefferies decided to raise its estimates and its price target on Buy-rated LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) from $175 to $215 as a way too reflect marketing segment and talent solutions upside. “As LinkedIn increases the availability of content on its platform to drive engagement, we believe the marketing segment will outperform current expectations,” Jefferies stated, StreetInsider reports. “And with an impending price hike in April, we expect to see a front-load benefit in LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions segment.” The firm increased its Q1 EPS from $0.03 to $0.14, FY13 from $0.21 to $0.31 and FY14 from $0.50 to $1.06.

These institutional firms indicated owning shares of LinkedIn in Q1 2013. They reported owning a total of 0 shares on 03/31/2013. The shares closed at $176.06 on 03/31/2013.

Here are the ten largest positions in LinkedIn at the end of March 31, 2013.

Price T Rowe Associates Inc /MD/ held 7,833,170 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $899,404,577. This brought the portfolio total to 0.26 percent.

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Jennison Associates LLC held 7,705,593 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $884,756,186. This brought the portfolio total to 1.07 percent.

FMR LLC held 5,083,134 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $583,645,444. This brought the portfolio total to 0.11 percent.

Morgan Stanley held 4,016,541 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $461,179,236. This brought the portfolio total to 0.27 percent.

Ameriprise Financial Inc held 3,998,973 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $459,162,079. This brought the portfolio total to 0.35 percent.

JPMorgan Chase & Co held 3,681,472 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $422,706,614. This brought the portfolio total to 0.15 percent.

Vanguard Group Inc held 3,578,026 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $410,828,944. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05 percent.

Wellington Management Co LLP held 3,413,977 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $391,992,838. This brought the portfolio total to 0.03 percent.

Capital World Investors held 2,544,120 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $292,115,858. This brought the portfolio total to 0.11 percent.

AllianceBernstein LP held 1,721,263 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $197,635,417. This brought the portfolio total to 0.24 percent.

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