Press coverage about Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Zynga earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.0868238010964 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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Shares of Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) opened at $3.97 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $3,460.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -132.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.92 and a beta of 0.76. Zynga has a twelve month low of $2.40 and a twelve month high of $4.34.

Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $224.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $211.98 million. Zynga had a negative net margin of 2.65% and a negative return on equity of 1.37%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 23.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted ($0.05) earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Zynga will post 0.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

ZNGA has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Zynga from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday. Wedbush set a $5.00 price objective on shares of Zynga and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $4.50 price objective on shares of Zynga in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Zynga in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Zynga from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $4.14.

In other Zynga news, Director Ellen F. Siminoff sold 12,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.97, for a total value of $47,640.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, COO Matthew S. Bromberg sold 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.95, for a total transaction of $197,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 294,206 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,162,113.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 236,000 shares of company stock valued at $930,600 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 12.43% of the company’s stock.

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Zynga Company Profile

Zynga Inc is a provider of social game services. The Company develops, markets and operates social games as live services played on mobile platforms, such as iPhone Operating System (iOS) operating system and Android operating system and social networking sites, such as Facebook. The Company has developed a range of social games, including games in its Slots, Words With Friends, Zynga Poker and FarmVille franchises.

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