Here's what Wall Street thinks of Microsoft buying LinkedIn


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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during a Microsoft cloud briefing event in San Francisco, California October 20, 2014.

Monday kicked off to a huge start with the announcement that Microsoft was purchasing social media platform LinkedIn for $26.2 billion.


The move had wide-ranging impact, from the tech world to Wall Street.

Wall Street analysts were quick to break down the deal and what it means for the broader investing environment.

Overall, the mood seems to be positive. LinkedIn provides some good strategic opportunities for Microsoft, while the exit for LinkedIn investors is a solid boon given the companies slowing growth.

We've collected the insights from a few of these analysts. Check out the analysts opinions below: