LinkedIn Kills It

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LinkedIn reported stellar earnings, proving again that it is the best social-media stock to own right now. The new breed of social companies has had a rough go of it lately. Facebook, Zynga, and TripAdvisor gave so-so reports. LinkedIn, on the other hand, wowed investors with growth. Powered by its Hiring Solutions business, LinkedIn's revenue increased 89%, handily beating expectations. Watch out, Monster Worldwide. The company isn't stopping there: Its iPad app is gaining traction, engagement statistics continue to climb, and it's rolling out new products. There's plenty of talk about LinkedIn's apparently lofty valuation, but that's not telling the whole story. The company continues to grow both its network and its cash flows. That's great news for investors. John and David think this one is still a buy at the current price.

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