Digging Up the Facts on Zynga Inc. (ZNGA)

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) is an interesting player in the Technology space, with a focus on Multimedia & Graphics Software. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $3.92, down from yesterday’s close by -2.00%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) currently trades with a market capitalization of $3.39 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 23.12 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $85.37 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to hold steady in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.03 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.27% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.



Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Zynga Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $4.34. It is now trading 0.42% off that level. The stock is trading $3.93 its 50-day moving average by 0.01%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $2.40.

In recent action, Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) has made a move of -1.01% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 17.74, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 2.42% with $766.96 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of ZNGA.

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