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4/17/13(FB) Zynga Prepares for Life Without Facebook (Stock Blog Hub)

Zynga (ZNGA) reportedly has made certain adjustments to its website to allow gamers to play without logging in to their Facebook (FB) accounts. This move comes after both the companies unanimously made several changes to their business agreement through a regulatory filing late last year. According to the revised terms of the agreement, gamers would no [...]

2/19/13Zynga (ZNGA) Shares Setting Up Nicely Off Bottom (Green Stocks Central)

It's been a rough go for shares of Zynga (ZNGA) since the company debuted, but there is daylight.  After bottoming out around the $2 level late last year the stock began to inch higher above the first major resistance area of the 50 day moving average for the first time since the correction again.  It [...]

11/9/12Facebook, Zynga, & Groupon Stakes Being Shed By Mail.Ru Group (ValueWalk.com)

Russian Internet giant Mail.Ru Group has recently been busy in the U.S. equity markets through sales of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) and the majority of its Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) shares. According to Interfax via The Next Web, Mail.Ru Group has been on its selling spree in these Internet companies since Oct. 25, when [...]

10/24/12Zynga Reports Flat Earnings, Announces Buyback, Shares Surge 14% (ValueWalk.com)

Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), the embattled game maker, just reported Q3 earnings as the markets closed. As expected non-GAAP earnings were flat, which is down from the EPS of 4 cents earned in the corresponding quarter of 2011 and 1 cent per share in the Q2 2012. The GAAP earnings per share was 7 cents for [...]

10/23/12Facebook Inc. (FB) Q3 Earnings: All Eyes on Mobile and Zynga (Value Investing)

Later today, Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) will announce its Q3 earnings, the second quarterly earnings results since the social network giant became a public company. Facebook is expected to highlight some key segments of its business model, including the progress in mobile platform traffic monetization, as well as its largest merchant, Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA). Other up [...]

9/20/12Zynga Loses One More Exec, This Time Its Chief Security Officer (Value Investing)

And another one bites the dust at Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), as its chief security officer Nils Puhlmann resigned on Tuesday. He had been with the company since 2009. A Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) representative would not comment on the news this morning. Puhlmann joins a number of executives who have recently exited the company. According to Tech Crunch, [...]

9/17/12Zynga Hopes To Get A Bit Lucky & Increase Gaming Potential (Value Investing)

Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) is one of the companies we have mentioned who suffered not only from a poor IPO of their own, but also from Facebook's Inc (NASDAQ:FB) failings as a company as well. In an attempt to turn all of this around, Zynga has been buying up smaller companies, in hopes of increasing its [...]

9/14/12Facebook Finally Offers Real Time Bidding On Ad Space, It’s About Time (ValueWalk.com)

I can't help but think I'm not alone when I say that I've never seen an advertisement on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). I guess I'm simply too busy wondering what's going on down on my mother's Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) farm. Perhaps, it's just all those pictures and videos of cats acting crazy. All this without even mentioning the [...]

9/14/12You Don’t Have to be a Shareholder to Gamble on Zynga Anymore (ValueWalk.com)

Perhaps Zynga (ZNGA) should begin developing a game that allows users to guess which of their executives will leave next. If this was coupled with a game that also allowed you to guess when the next time that its stock would trade for consecutive days at over $3.00, it would be considerably more entertaining than [...]

9/11/12The Trouble With Tribbles, IPOs, Zynga, and Facebook (ValueWalk.com)

There is no denying the fact that getting in on an initial public offering will forever be a risk. The 90's are behind us and the days of the guaranteed gain on any tech company who races to go public have long passed. You needn't look any further than Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN), Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), [...]

9/11/12Zynga’s Full list of Recent Executive Departures since March (ValueWalk.com)

Two more high-level executives departed Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) in recent days, continuing a trend that has persisted since March. While some turnover should be expected for a young company in Silicon Valley, the departures underscore investor skepticism about ZNGA and its ability to address the challenges it faces as it pivots towards mobile and its in-house gaming platforms. Chief Marketing and [...]

9/10/12Jeff Karp, CMO, Joins The Zynga Exodus Party (Value Investing)

Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) is facing problems with the departure of many senior executives. Earlier today, we reported on the latest departure; Allan Leinwand, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of infrastructure. The stock closed down 2.1% today to $2.82 a share on the news. This departure follows the resignation of Creative Officer Mike Verdu and Chief Operating Officer Schappert, among many [...]

9/10/12Zynga CTO Of Infrastructure Walks Out As Executives Continue To Flee (Value Investing)

Talk about an executive exodus; Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) is currently neck deep in unfamiliar waters after it recently embarked on a bearish journey that was marked by several executives walking out it. Adding to the list of top executives who have walked away from the company is Chief Technology Officer Allan Leinwand. The CTO follows the Chief [...]

9/10/12Zynga Adds More Developers to Publishing Network Seeking Revenue (Penny Stock DD)

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), the largest maker of games that connect with Facebook Inc. (FB)’s website, added nine developers to its publishing portfolio of 24 companies, bringing in a potential new source of revenue for the struggling company. Four games from outside developers recently became available on Zynga.com, which players can visit instead of loading them on [...]

9/9/12Get in Line: iPhone 5 Production Can’t Keep Up (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) has added a [...]

9/9/12Will Zynga’s New Hire Exploit Gambling, Consumers, or Both? (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. Rumors that Jens Weidmann -- head [...]

9/7/12Zynga’s Farmville 2 Appears To Be A Dud: Pacific Crest (Value Investing)

Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) launched the sequel to its most popular game yesterday, FarmVille 2. The sequel is a total makeover for the simplistic, addictive, but oft-derided online diversion, with lush 3D graphics instead of the old two-dimensional figures. Whether or not the sequel will command the same success as the earlier version is something still to be [...]

9/6/12Zynga Follows Suit With Facebook By Moving To Mobile Platform (Value Investing)

Jefferies Group, Inc. (NYSE:JEF) has released a very interesting report that looks into the social gaming bigwig Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA)'s upsides and downsides during the coming months. There is no doubt about Zynga's sway in the casual gaming platform, where it boasts a whopping 300 million active users, however the report notes that only 4 [...]

9/4/12Zynga CFO Wehner Surrenders 71,877 Shares (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) today announced that Gregg Engles, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has exercised stock options for approximately 950,000 shares in a net exercise transaction with the company. He intends to hold all of the shares of [...]

8/30/12Mike Verdu: The 5th Top Manager To Leave Zynga This Month (ValueWalk.com)

The Chief Creative Officer ("CCO") of the social game maker, Zynga Inc (NADAQ:ZNGA), has left the company, thereby becoming the fifth top manager to depart from the company this month. According to reports, the CCO joins a host of top management employees who have left the company in recent weeks, due to reasons rumored to [...]

8/27/12Zynga CFO Wehner Surrenders 71,877 Shares (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) today announced that Gregg Engles, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has exercised stock options for approximately 950,000 shares in a net exercise transaction with the company. He intends to hold all of the shares of [...]

8/22/12JMP Upgrades Zynga Noting CEO Pincus Has More Reasons Not to Sell (Value Investing)

Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) stock value has been experiencing a downward trend since its initial public offering (IPO). The gaming company’s shares are trading around $3.09 per share on Tuesday, almost 70 percent down from its $10 per share IPO price. Zynga’s shareholders are weary, following the company’s losses during second quarter.  A report from Bloomberg cited that [...]

8/22/12Facebook SuperSizes Ads As Partner, Zynga Struggles To Remain Afloat (Value Investing)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) are two names commonly mentioned in the same sentence on Wall Street today. This is not only because they are partners, but because they both seem to be sharing a fate of falling stock price, and horrible earnings. How are they fighting the battle with their issues?  Lets take a look. Many users [...]

8/17/12Nokia & Zynga To Launch New Games For Nokia Asha Range (Value Investing)

The handset maker, Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK), and social gaming firm Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), are coming together to make popular games ‘Draw Something’ and ‘Zynga Poker’ available on Nokia's Asha Touch phone models sometime this year. According to the blog of the Finnish phone maker, the games will be freely downloaded from Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK)'s store, and this [...]

8/17/12Facebook Suffers From Lockup Expiration, As Does Zynga & Groupon (Value Investing)

Lock up expiration, a safety net designed by the SEC, which prohibits certain class of shares from being sold on the open market until a fixed date from the debut, has been a hot topic recently. Many investors are citing it as a major factor for the more than 47 percent fall in Facebook Inc [...]

8/16/12A Look at Zynga and Facebook Lock-Up Expiration Dates (Value Investing)

A term that is a lot in the news these days is “lock-up expiration,” particularly with reference to Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), and also to Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA). Lock-up refers to a statutory period of time after an IPO, in which shares held by insiders cannot be offloaded in the market. This is done to ensure that [...]

8/14/12High Profile CEO Security: How Much Is Too Much? (Value Investing)

‘You can’t make millions of dollars without picking several enemies along the way’, so goes the age-old corporate world adage. While it is not quite possible to approach such a byword from an objective angle, prevailing situations in today’s corporate world make the proverb relevant. Take the case of Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) CEO, Marc Pinus. The [...]

8/8/12Amazon Challenges Facebook & Zynga, Enters Social Gaming (Value Investing)

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) now will now be competing against the likes of  Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) and Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) in creating and hosting social games. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) recently launched its Amazon Game Studios, which highlights the facts about the reach and connections the Seattle based company enjoys in US. An important question that comes up, as to [...]

8/6/12Troubled Zynga Focuses on Mobile Games as Facebook Gaming Declines (ValueWalk.com)

San Francisco based Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), the popular online game developer, is now betting on the mobile games, and is planning to create a network that connects multiple mobile game players. The company is struggling to find new ways to generate business, as its user base on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is shrinking rapidly. During the [...]

8/4/12Financial Breakfast: Morning News Summary for July 30, 2012 (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. var ads_url = ""; document.write(ads_url); Shares of social gaming company [...]

8/3/12EA Hauls Zynga To Court Over Copyright Case (ValueWalk.com)

The bad news does not seem to end for Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA). After its disastrous quarterly result and gloomy guidance, and criticism for alleged insider trading, comes the latest bolt from the blue – Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) stands charged with copyright infringement. Gamemaker EA has hauled Zynga to the courts for blatantly copying the Social Edition of its [...]

8/1/12How investors were sandbagged in Zynga and Facebook (Value Investing)

Outrage brews as investors lick their wounds from their investment in Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) . Had it been a simple case of a company’s business gone wrong investors would have probably considered it par for the course. What hurts is that key Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) insiders sold a bunch of stock in the same quarter [...]

7/30/12Is Facebook Deliberately Forcing Zynga’s Price To Drop? (Value Investing)

Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) have been partners in losses for a while now. Both companies reported losses in their quarterly earnings, Zynga is now trading at $3 which is less than a third of its original issue price of $9.50, back in 2011. The social-games company lost $22.8 million in this quarter. Following a similar [...]

7/27/12Facebook, Zynga and Groupon IPOs Meet their Comeuppance (Value Investing)

At the time of writing, investors in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)'s IPO, priced at $38, have received a percentage haircut of about the same amount on their investment. Though shares have been falling right from day one, yesterday’s announcement of Facebook’s first quarterly result as a public company, a not-so-memorable one at that, precipitated an another [...]

7/27/12Four Oddly Depressing Charts (Wall Street Daily)

For most people, Friday's just the day before the weekend. But in the Wall Street Daily Nation, it's the day we ditch the longwinded analysis and let some graphics talk for us. After all, a picture is supposed to be worth a thousand words, right? This week, we're serving up a reason to dread Mondays in the stock [...]

7/26/12Zynga’s results shake up Facebook (Value Investing)

The fortunes of Facebook and Zynga are entangled together. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) provides over 90 percent of Zynga’s revenues while Zynga accounts for 15 percent of Facebook’s. Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) reported a disastrous quarter in which revenues at $332 million belied expectations of $343 million. Earnings, excluding items were 1 cent a share compared to expectations [...]

7/26/12Zynga Shares Drop as Facebook Changes Games View Strategy (Value Investing)

Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA)'s stock price hit rock bottom, after Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) made significant changes to the way games appear in its site. According to Reuters, analysts cut their prospects on Zynga stock price, after Facebook's strategy changes impacted negatively on the company's quarterly results. Doug Anmuth, JPMorgan & Chase Co. (NYSE:JPM) analyst, is quoted as [...]

7/26/12Wall Street, Zynga, Facebook and 2000 tech bubble redux? (The Political and Financial Markets Commentator)

Source The love of new technology (and new technology IPO's) by Wall Street conjures up memories of  some prior failures of Wall Street analysts! Who can forget the go-go years of technology and the NASDAQ when a a lack of sales, simply creating a web site or a having a seemingly great new idea justified bringing an IPO to market at company valuations too high to even fathom let alone justify by any metric ever used in the past. Analysts like Henry Blodget, then of Merrill Lynch and now...

7/20/12Zynga Isn’t Playing Games: Ellen Siminoff Appointed CEO (Value Investing)

Former Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) executive, Ellen Siminoff, has been appointed to become Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA)'s first ever woman to sit on its board of directors. Siminoff is also the CEO of the Educational publishing company, Shmoop University, and will also be joining the audit committee, CNET News noted. Zynga CEO Mark Pincus is quoted, pointing to Siminoff''s experience in [...]

6/26/12Zynga Unveils New Figures and Features at Event Today (ValueWalk.com)

Here are some takeaways from Zynga’s Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) “Unleashed” event being held at its San Francisco headquarters. The company announced its new “Zynga API” – so that people can enjoy and create beautiful games. The company claims backend services do not require backend servers, hence it is opening up the service to the world through release of the [...]

6/23/12Facebook Begins Displaying Ads on Zynga (ValueWalk.com)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has broken out of its box and has started displaying ads on Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA)'s website. According to Reuters, it is the first time the company has gone outside the borders of its own site, increasing possibilities that some time down the road it could have its own online advertising network. Now when users [...]

6/13/12I Was Right About this IPO Flop, but Now it’s Time to Buy (Jutia Group)

New IPOs (initial public offerings) offer the promise of huge upside as investors speculate on a young company's impressive growth potential. Yet just as often, this potential is more hype than reality, so you should only stand on the sidelines as investors' enthusiasm obscures their ability see real challenges.For online gaming firm Zynga (Nasdaq: ZNGA), [...]

6/12/12(CNC) Company News for June 12, 2012 – Corporate Summary (Stock Blog Hub)

•    Shares of Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE:OCR) fell 8.9%, the highest in the last eight months, following news that Chief Executive Officer, John Figueroa has resigned. John Workman, President and Chief Financial Officer will serve as interim CEO •    Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) declined 8.3% after The Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:FB) growth has slowed [...]

6/10/12Sunday Morning Coffee (Random Roger's Big Picture)

The money quote from the Barron's 2012 Mid Year Round Table came from Fred Hickey talking about Zynga (ZNGA); It is dangerous when a virtual hammer sells for more than a real one.  There was also an ETF Round Table that intended to focus on alternative ETFs but a lot of pixels were devoted on exemptive relief which is probably not too helpful of a topic for investors as opposed to industry insiders. Perhaps most interesting was that there were no comments on the ETF Round Table...

6/4/12New Stock Pick Long Zynga ($ZNGA) & Short Demand Media ($DMD) (Intelligent Speculator)

I can't say I was miserable not making new picks for the past 2 weeks. It's not that I don't enjoy the process, I really do. But after making a few bad trades which now have me down a bit for the year, it was time to take a break and get a bit of [...]

5/23/12American Express Signs Zynga Deal (eMoneyDaily)

American Express (NYSE:AXP) has entered into a deal with social games publisher Zynga Inc.

4/27/12Earnings Roundup: ZNGA, SBUX, MDRX, ANGI (Value Investing)

 Another roundup of earnings that will move the market today:Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) posted surprising positive earnings yesterday after the market closed. The firm had adjusted net earnings of 6 cents per share or a total of $47 million. the firm's revenues for the same period were $321 million above analysts expectations of $318 million. the company [...]

4/26/12Zynga’s Earnings and User Growth Higher Than Expected (Penny Stock DD)

Zynga’s [ZNGA  9.42   0.31  (+3.4%)   ] earnings, revenue, and user growth all came in slightly higher than expected. The company reported non-GAAP EPS of 6 cents for the quarter, a penny more than projected. The company’s closely-watched “bookings” – a measure of users commitments to spend—was a record $329 million, up 15 percent from the year ago quarter, and higher than expected. [...]

4/25/12Investors Make this Same Mistake Over and Over Again (Jutia Group)

More than a decade removed from the dot-com era, investors are once again reverting to bad habits. They're chasing seemingly sexy hot IPOs (initial public offerings) as they rise ever-higher and are often the last ones left holding the bag when reality eventually sets in and these stocks steadily fall. We've already seen this scenario play [...]

4/23/12New Trade: Long Zynga ($ZNGA) & Short Blue Nile ($NILE) (Intelligent Speculator)

It turned out to be a rather calm week both for my trading and in the markets. A bit down but nothing too serious, and certainly not as bad as some expected given the continuing European crisis. In the tech space, it was a very interesting week with earnings for a few companies such as [...]


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