MOUNTAIN VIEW (CBS/AP) — Shares of LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD) are diving Thursday after the professional networking service gave a disappointing second-quarter outlook.
LinkedIn said the weak view was due to changes in currency exchange rates, costs of its pending acquisition of online learning company Lynda.com and other items.READ MORE: UPDATE: Fremont Sexual Assault Suspect Now Charged in 3rd Case; Additional Victims Sought
The $1.5 billion deal announced earlier this month is by far the largest in LinkedIn’s history.
For this quarter, Mountain View-based LinkedIn expects adjusted earnings of 28 cents per share on revenue of $670 million to $675 million.READ MORE: A Surprise Hit, Filipino-Theme Home Movie Filmed in Daly City Spawns Sequel
Analysts are forecasting much higher adjusted earnings of 74 cents per share on revenue of $719.3 million, according to a poll by FactSet.
LinkedIn’s stock tumbled $63.93, or 25 percent, to $188.20 in extended trading. The stock had closed down 2 percent.MORE NEWS: COVID Reopening: East Bay Moviegoers Carefully Step Back Into Theaters
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