I have always done my homework, and I always buy "hated" companies. And in the long run, I have done really well.
Selecting and investing in stocks is like walking in a mine field (unless you only do funds or etf's). Having said that my opinion is most people here are not stupid and are not here only because they have or are still playing Zynga games. I tend to believe that most here have selected it because they have identified it as a "Non mine". I define Mine as a company that will decline in a continuous pattern until bankruptcy and never offered even a chance for a gain. One other important note...I presume most here have entered long at non-IPO type prices. That is an entirely different and most likely require a time duration that 99.9% of the other lngs here do not require for a gain.
Zynga? If we select a stock based a a few crucial criteria items it pops Zynga (or ZNGA) onto a potential long play list on most investors scrap paper pad or tablet. Depressed price (not at a 52 week high), operates within a growing sector (20% growth expected 2015 30% 2016), listed on a reputable exchange (no pink sheets here), decent management (Pincus stinks but we Have Don and know his Resume is not fake, his career is verifiable, this is crucial) and last but not least have a product line that can either be improved resulting in recovery or be desired by others in a sector that hints at consolidation. For me these are the reasons for my selection to be long in Zynga. Not by being stupid ( my $$$ implies that is not true) or because I play their games. It is a selection that appears to be a "non-mine". I have no love nor will I ever for this symbol. If I ever observe a chance to make coins by shorting it...I WILL in an instant. Until then, it is a long play that is not the best symbol on NAZ...nor is it the worse on NAZ. There may be a #1 symbol to go long....however, you need more than one for a portfolio since only a fool puts the house(all money) on one stock.
My 2 cents. GL to you. Off to the beach.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
ZNGA is in no position to acquire additional businesses at this time without showing investors they have things under control and begin to generate positive earnings. If they do anything of the like, they would be in contempt of their investors wishes. Merging would be another thing as long as it does not cash bleed the company. That being said, they may turnaround and do exactly what investors don't want. IMO, ZNGA may be the one taken out as others look to buy in the mobile and social gaming sector.
True, Greece has always been in the economic backwaters of Europe, and its GNP relatively insignificant except for olives, goats, and rusty ships. Its real threat is to establish precedent, and this is a very dangerous situation. Consider for a moment the other countries under severe austerity measures--Spain, Portugal, Ireland, and soon Italy, and the natives are restless in all those countries. If Greece walks away from its obligations or its granted a free pass, all these other suffering nations will be closely watching, and demand the same. The Germans have already balked at any free ride, so we have a problem, and the friction is now increasing at a rapid clip.
Now consider if Greece is ousted or secedes from the European Union. What if Greece then establishes close economic ties to Russia, and heaven forbid, military cooperation? This is the ultimate trump card. We live in fascinating times. Putin will attempt to work this to his advantage.
Summary: The Greek situation takes the market down next week. We are looking at a bad Monday opening. This crisis has been building up for years. It now must be resolved, but there are no simple solutions. Take a look mat the protests in Madrid today from the leftists. We will see more of this. I spent three years in Europe, and not as a tourist. I have a good sense of what is going down. Dump ZNGA and remain short the broad averages. The shorts will have a field day in 2015.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
(Bloomberg) -- Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment Plc, one of the largest online gambling operators in Europe, said it’s close to selling its social gaming business and is in continuing merger talks with other parties.
“We are in active discussions regarding the sale of Win, the group’s social gaming business and expect to make a further announcement shortly,” the Gibraltar-based company said today in a statement.
Yeah, a lot of what you say could be true but your other posts take the complete opposite view and mislead stupid readers who can't think for themselves. Everyone on this message board is stupid as ZNGA attracts the most stupid and uneducated investors. I bet over 95% of the people here invest in ZNGA because they happen to play ZNGA games.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Yes and according to you FB should be belly up by now and the DOW should be at 7000. Get lost loser your posts are not funny at this point. I'm guessing your getting paid about minimum wage for posting garbage like this correct? Man up and answer if in fact you are a man?
He is likely done with golf- he likes the white blonde chicks - 23 + Porn queens- all white all blonde- if i were him i would retire to vegas!
I am aware that some of the latent boys in San Francisco and more than a few employees of the ZNGA Brain Trust, enjoy these type of sordid activities. Under normal medical conditions, urine is technically a sterile fluid, but personally, I like to bathe in Holy Water, as I am a prophet in the highest sense of the biblical term. Speaking of unfolding prophecy, let us take a close look at the absolute drudgery of today's ZNGA volume. Now, if overall volume in the general market was slow as well, and I'm referring specifically to SPY, then we wouldn't be concerned about ZNGA's lackluster volume. However, SPY volume burst to the upside today damn near two times the average daily. This tells me most of the major Farmville players are awaiting some delusional price appreciation based on the coming earnings report. That more than likely is one pipe full of Mendocino County green bud. I would be very concerned when everyone attempts to sell this garbage simultaneously, and the bid side drops precipitously. We at Vulture Capital Management are betting on this outcome. Positive guidance (more smoke and mirrors) won't cut it this time. Hard numbers based on real accounting are required.
Repeat after me. Volume precedes price with very high mathematical probability. We will likely see major liquidity problems with ZNGA post lack of earnings, with a huge burst in volume. Like most pink sheet stocks, it trades very thin. This shall be ZNGA's undoing.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Well then, let me give you a head job you will enjoy.
ZNGA will report the worse earnings to finish out the year due to increase and dilution of shares. They will revise guidance down due to increase costs being incurred to hire new IT resources that are hard to find. They also will need a few more quarters to complete the turn. Cash erosion is expected up to 1/2 billion dollars for acquisition purposes with additional share dilution that will be used to compensate new hires and to complete a planned acquisition in the next month.
Finally, the board has recommended that Don be updated with his compensation package to keep ahead of Tim Cook with additional stock options and salary. How about that. I suppose you like this type of head work best.
Except sf.legends, odonnellm666, fraud_bhatia and maybe intellidog who seems somewhat reasonable. I have read most of the messages here and they are filled with wet dreams of caviar and expensive cigars.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
I don't know search, I'm inclined to agree with him. He's kind of mister irrelevant right now. Unless they got Woods cheap, it seems like there are better ideas. How about a dancing with the stars game or the voice game? I don't watch reality shows, but it would seem like all the people that do watch them, would also play a game like those. I don't even know if it's possible to create games based on those shows, but I can't imagine Woods game cheap.
This barking dog in November said NASDAQ would decline 15% in January. Guess what? It is pretty much unchanged. Another masterpiece from idiot odonell.