Several big growers have sold off lately. Count LinkedIn among the bigger names. Shares of the business network fell as much as 14% on disappointing guidance.
Revenue is expected to come in between $342 million and $347 million, well below the $359.2 million Wall Street anticipated. Never mind that Facebook's efforts to disrupt LinkedIn with its BranchOut app have had essentially zero impact. Short-term sellers too often panic at the first sign of weakness. Bad move, says Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova in the following interview with the Fool's Erin Miller.
When asking how to invest in stocks like this -- stocks with huge growth potential but facing short-term weakness -- it's important to remember the addressable opportunity. How big is the market LinkedIn is chasing? Answer: $27 billion, and that's just for starters. Don't write off this stock just yet, Tim says.
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