Sell-Side Researchers Offering Their Take on LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD), Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)

According to data provided by Zacks Research, LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) has a consensus target price of $N/A on the stock. Out of the polled analysts providing targets, the high is currently $N/A, while the low is resting at $N/A. Analyst price targets may vary depending on the individual method used to calculate the estimate.
Turning to earnings, analysts are expecting LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) to post a current quarter EPS of $N/A. This consensus number is compiled by Zacks Research. For the period ending on N/A, the company reported EPS for the quarter of $N/A. The resulting surprise factor from the difference between the reported number and the consensus estimate going into earnings was 44.44%. After a company reports earnings, the stock may see increased activity. The next earnings report date is scheduled on or near N/A.
In terms of analyst ratings, LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) has a current ABR of N/A. This average broker recommendation is given by Zacks using a scale from 1 to 5. According to this scale, a rating of 1 or 2 would indicate a Buy, and a rating of 4 or 5 would signify a Sell recommendation. A 3 would indicate a Hold on the stock.

For the current quarter, analysts are expecting Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) to report EPS of $1.13. This consensus estimate is provided by Zacks Research. After the period that ended on 2017-03-31, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) reported an EPS actual of $1.04. The difference between the actual and estimate resulted in a surprise factor of 18.18%. The company is expected to release their next earnings report on or around 2017-07-26. Interested parties will be watching to see how company results compare to what the Street was projecting for the fiscal period.

Shares of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) have a current ABR or average broker rating of 1.25. This consensus recommendation is also provided by Zacks Research. The recommendation falls on a scale between 1 and 5. A broker rating of 1 would translate into a Strong Buy. A rating of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell recommendation. This consensus broker rating may help shed some light on how the sell-side is currently viewing company stock.

Covering analysts often provide target price projections for company shares. The current Zacks consensus target price on shares of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is $169.25. The top analyst target is $192, and the lowest target is $135 on the stock. Because of the different techniques used to gauge a company target price, estimates may be quite different from one analyst to another.

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