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odonnellm66 438 posts  |  Last Activity: 59 minutes ago Member since: Jan 17, 2012
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  • Dear Shareholders,
    I just want to reassure you that I am indeed your $58,000,000 man. The recent hiccup from $5.80 to $2.85, which the cynics label as the ongoing ZNGA death spiral, is simply the result of the company being caught in a minor time warp. I know I promised results within 12 months more than a year ago when I took over the helm of this ghost ship, but after you pass the age of 50, time just simply seems to fly. It seems like I was fired from Microsoft just weeks ago. I would also like to point out that I inherited this mess from Der Fuhrer, Mark Pinus. I now fully emphasize with Obama after what George Jr. dumped in his lap, as my position is much the same, and I wasn't even able to cash in on the scam secondary offering. I just completed a brief conversation with our new sponsor, Tiger Woods. He said, "Don baby, I've been going through a prolonged dry stretch of my own, and I'll probably never win a major tournament again. Jack Nicklaus agrees with that assessment. On the other hand, any pole dancer in a strip club or any waitress at Denny's I can call my own." I'm just asking the ZNGA shareholders to adopt the philosophical perspective of Mr. Tiger. Just be patient and give me until late 2017 to turn this loser around. After you have paid me more than $180 million, you may fire me if you are not pleased with the performance of ZNGA common shares. Rome wasn't built in a day. Thanks for your patience and capital losses.
    Yours,
    Dr. Don

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Here's a conversation I have taped from this morning between Dr. Don and Mr. Pinus.

    Dr. Don: Mark, this is your fifth call this morning. You're driving me nuts. I'm in the middle of a round of Candy Crush to decipher the competition. I've also just achieved level 7 with Kim Khardashian and she's now in bed with some black stallion. Imagine Kim K in Farmville wallowing in a pig sty. Can't you see I'm busy?
    Mr. Pinus: I'm just checking to see how the books are doing in the crock pot. Will they be ready by August 7?
    Dr.Don: We just poked the ledger sheet with a fork and it's not done.
    Mr. Pinus: Have you tried some dog meat tenderizer?
    Dr. Don: Yes, and to no avail. By the way, the CFO just resigned.
    Mr. Pinus: Not a problem. There's plenty more where he came from. Get a creative type.
    Dr. Don: Do you want him to use New Math?
    Mr.Pinus: Yes, by all means, so long as 2+2 does not equal four.
    Dr. Don: I just received a call from my pals at Microsoft. Their latest offer for ZNGA common is 99 cents.
    Mr.Pinus: Tell them we settle for nothing less than $1.49, and I keep the Tunnel of Love.
    Dr.Don: What about Boy Zuckie? Should I call him?
    Mr.Pinus: Absolutely not. I can't trust members of the tribe. There's no honor among thieves.
    Dr. Don: Sorry to cut you short Mark, but the massage therapist is now here. I'll get back to you after cocktail hour.
    Mr. Pinus: OK, at least you have your priorities straight. Call me later at the mansion.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • At a lethargic 12 million shares with 50 minutes to go before the close, this hints at Monday selling.
    The world stage is also a complete unknown over the weekend.
    There's no way we will tolerate an outright attack on Baghdad.
    The insurgents are not far away from the city center at this very moment.
    We recently built a $700 million Taj Majal US Embassy in Baghdad.
    Just hand it over to the extremists? I doubt it, though that was the case in Saigon.
    With the DOW up 43 points, I sense huge levels of complacency against this backdrop.
    A defensive posture is highly recommended.
    A conservative play is to simply short the SPY.
    SPY volume is horrid as well.
    Things do not remain as they are.
    That is a certainty.
    A very interesting week of trading ahead.
    Full of drama and excitement.

    "The time is out of joint. Oh cursed spite, that I was ever born to set it right."

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Each time I load up, the ZNGA death spiral resumes.
    Yet, my faith in the ZNGA Brain Trust remains ever constant.
    You can't keep a good stock down, not a blue chip issue like this.
    You see, I have a fascination with virtual realities.
    I always found mathematics such a bore, especially debits and credits.
    I can't get enough of Farmville, Version 2, A Delusional Escape
    Especially if I have been inhaling the clouds of miasma from my bong.
    Did you see that recent Wall Street article on ZNGA?
    Active users are growing by leaps and bounds in Colorado and Washington.
    It's no coincidence that both these states have legalized pot.
    This is a demographic trend--the green bud generation--very much in ZNGA's favor.
    ZNGA will be one of the major growth stories of the New Millennium.
    Buy with wild abandon. Dr. Don is a true visionary.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Mike, we are not a bit happy about today's road kill bounce in ZNGA common stock. We noticed your recent tendency to stray off topic. No one gives a damn about your bizarre tall tales about Chinese girls from 30 years ago. We insist that you stick to ZNGA's fundamentals, even though there are none. If this stock takes a crumb run, you are toast, and it's back to your former job as a Wall Mart greeter. You should understand it's not a great job market for an aging grey haired man with a beer belly. We want this stock below $3- by tomorrow's close, or else!
    Yours,
    F. Scott O'Rothschild

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Please describe in detail what ZNGA's bloated 2000 person work force accomplishes on an average day. For the pittance of new infantile pursuits which ZNGA has cranked out since Dr. Don took over the phantom ghost ship, this question baffles me to no end. What if 1000 employees were axed, and no one could detect any difference in output? Now consider the bureaucratic infrastructure required to keep all those 2000 employees well greased. Like a government agency-- the Department of Motor Vehicles comes to mind-- ZNGA has its Human Resources Department. Then there's the in house gourmet restaurant, the ZNGA playhouse, the company gym, and the massage therapists. Amazingly, Tesla, a company whose product is clear to grasp, has 3000 employees, or only 1000 more than ZNGA. I understand what the Tesla employees do on any given day. The product speaks for itself. The ZNGA Brain Trust is the Winchester Mystery House of social byte.

    Summary: ZNGA is too big to succeed. Layoffs, not earnings, are pending in 2015.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I did first meet him at Gold's Gym in San Francisco. I happened to be strolling by the Castro Street location, and I noticed this Adonis figure right in front of the large plate glass window. He was on the tread mill in a pink tank top burning non-gluten calories and simultaneously playing Farmville, Version 2. The entire spectacle piqued my curiosity and I entered that muscle chamber, which reeked of boy sweat. I now think love at first sight is no old wive's tale. My first question to sflegend was, "Can you multi-task?" His reply was straight to the point. "Your place or mine?" I received 0.25 of a Bitcoin out of the deal.

    I have a question for the message board over this delicate matter. Do I need to go to see a Catholic priest and confess this transgression? Should I short additional ZNGA shares once my sins have been forgiven? I look forward to your advice. Thanks.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The very best you can hope for is that ZNGA remains stable for the next six months, which means in the most ideal scenario, it is dead money., and ZNGA pays no dividend. Here's the big difficulty with the notion of price stability. Tops are now in place for all the major averages. The path of least resistance is down and down well beyond a normal 10% market correction. I anticipate panic selling at some point over the next three months. The laggards, companies unable to post profits, will be dumped in droves. We will see $1.99 ZNGA. Depending on the speed with which ZNGA is expending its cash base, it could be even worse.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • In 500 words, please describe in detail ZNGA's marketable products, their intrinsic worth, and why they are indispensable to a modern society. You must use paragraph development, a topic sentence, and proper subject verb agreement. Extra points are available to those able to able to make full use of poetic language and the utilization of dramatic adjectives and adverbs.

    Upon completion of your essay, please tune into Comedy Central for a brief video presentation.
    The winner of this essay contest will receive unlimited virtual hours on Farmville, Version 2, A Southeast Asian Country Escape--Philippine Flesh Muffins Gone Wild.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • That's our noble ally, Israel, our $3 billion welfare stepchild and recipient of $10 billion in "forgivable" loans. Do not forget that the Arab world fully understands our complicity in this carnage. Without Israel and our constant meddling in the Mideast, 9-11 would never have occurred, and now our enemies further multiply. Current score: Israel 200; Palestine 1. Israel will win the battle, but lose the war.

    Summary: Israel, like ZNGA, has extremely negative karma. You shall reap that which you sow.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • odonnellm66 odonnellm66 Jul 13, 2014 1:54 PM Flag

    More food for thought from Benjamin Netanyahu:

    "We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon and the American struggle in Iraq. These events swung American opinion in our favor."

    Summary: Is it any great wonder that conspiracy theories abound, whether they have credence or not?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I also have the current tide chart for the Golden Gate Bridge. I'm just letting all the frat boys on the ZNGA board know that I'm not taking any more of your abuse. Are these the best of times or the worst of times?
    Don't push me too far in this Farmville wonderland. You will miss me when I am gone, precisely when ZNGA is trading at $1.99.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • .....unbridled welfare dependency, rampant illiteracy, a bankrupt public education system, no active fathers within sight, and pervasive ignorance. I'm not sure how much of this we prescribe solely to racism, as it seems the black community has failed itself. The unfolding situation interests me only to the extent that it is just a very small microcosm of what is to come. Imagine if we have a minor economic crisis in this nation and the EBIT cards no longer purchase what they did months earlier. These mobs will take matters into their own hands. We have areas like Ferguson all over the nation, and in almost every state. Huge swaths of our population have zero stake in the system, and that's why anarchy reigns in a city like Oakland, California. The predominant value is the thug mentality and all the associated violence and mayhem. Let's see how our Constitutional values are upheld when push comes to shove. And you're busy playing Farmville, Version 2. What a pathetic joke. We get what we deserve.

    Summary: When you ain't got nothing, you ain't got nothing to lose.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • All of these companies deal in fads, most with the half life not exceeding that of a fruit fly. ZNGA issued its IPO at the height of Farmville mania. King followed suit, and the stock offering occurred exactly as Candy Crush peaked. There's no staying power to any of these asinine pursuits, and a constant stream of new drugs is always necessary to maintain interest of the flock. The average attention span of a gaming geek is not great, which explains why they are playing these games in the first place, and there is almost zero brand loyalty. Kim Khardashian can #$%$ your audience away in a heart beat until the next fad comes along. The essential problem is that the creation of these games is a hit or miss proposition, and almost all of them are rather expensive to produce. The ZNGA Brains Trust's 2000 employees does not guarantee success by any means. The bloated work force is actually a serious liability when ZNGA is undercut by outfits with less than 500 employees. I would also anticipate a time when this idiocy is increasingly viewed as uncool, antisocial, and destructive to brain cells, among the youth in particular. Perhaps we might even return to serious reading and actual conversations. My employer, Vulture Capital Management, has just reiterated a tsunami sell signal on ZNGA common shares with an intermediate price target of $1.99.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • There must be quite a few certificates behind that dam in Johnstown.
    ZNGA has a float of 1 billion shares.
    Please express 6.6 million as a percentage of the total.
    Watch for the deluge from a foundation built on sand.
    They will all attempt to sell simultaneously.
    That's just the way sheep behave.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Big water baby! Class III. Because of the drought, this is pretty much the last controlled release of the year. All male ZNGA wannabe's invited. Stag event. No girly men, although sflegendinhisowneyes has promised to make an appearance. While navigating the substantial cataracts, we will discuss the ongoing ZNGA death spiral. Two of the rapids are named after the ZNGA Brain Trust--Troublemaker and Satan's Cesspool. Sorry, no alcohol allowed on this trip as a matter of safety.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I want to take this moment to thank Dr .Don, Mark Pinus, and the 2000 workers at the ZNGA Brain Trust. You have saved my life. The darkness, that persistent cloud of doom and gloom, has now been lifted from my pathetic existence. I even tossed my bong and the Humboldt County herb in the garbage after I became addicted to Farmville. I do see that ZNGA has opened an educational division, and it is very much in line with the rest of the company, as it is a non-profit organization. Can you give me a clue as to what you will announce come August 7? It will have nothing to do with simple math, so I'm all giddy in anticipation.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I blame it all on today's ZNGA moon launch. It's quite unnerving to watch a scam stock rise from the dead one more time. I'm primarily concerned that I cannot precisely call the the ultimate end to this irrational exuberance. For the moment, I seek solace in 20 ounce cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon. It calms my frail nerves. To tell you the truth, it's the only blue ribbon I have ever won in my entire life. If this rubbish breaks through $3.17 tomorrow, and the chart and the volume say it might, I will be switching over to Irish Catholic whiskey, and I do have a full bottle of Jameson hidden in the garage so my Mom doesn't find it. By the way, I never drink Protestant liquor anything with an orange color. I'll warn you in advance that whiskey is like firewater in my veins, just like the folks on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. It's all about genetics. After three double shots of Jameson, I undergo a drastic transformation of character. I'm just warning you. If you think my ramblings are a bit bizarre now, wait until tomorrow.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • And then we have ZNGA on August 7. All three of these companies are being run as non-profit organizations, altruistic in their service to the improvement of humanity. Carefully observe the huge burst in AMZN volume today. We will see much the same in the trading of ZNGA after the lack of earnings report. You can expect a 70 to 100 million share session. Yes, the ZNGA Brain Trust must somehow temper the blow with the application of hot air. What, move to Disney World in Orlando? That's a laughable proposition. Why not Bangladesh? Why is ZNGA's P/E ratio listed as not available?

    I am the eggman. See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly.
    I'm laughing.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I always toot on the volume horn, and SPY volume, a very key indicator, is atrocious today. ZNGA volume is drying up as well, at less than 50% of the average daily. Meanwhile, the public has been buying equities hand over fist (at gunpoint from the Federal Reserve) for several years because in order to achieve critical yield, this is apparently the only good card game in town. Margin interest remains at historic highs, the concept of value is dead, and there is no proper risk assessment anywhere on this landscape. In the very brief period of five years, retail has forgotten or ignored that stocks do not just go up in a straight parabolic line. Be very watchful for churning activity with minimal price movement, the calm, because that is a very dangerous sign, and indicative of fireworks to come. Stocks with no earnings--ZNGA and AMZN immediately come to mind--will be vaporized. We likely escape August unscathed, but September and October will test your faith and fortitude. Caveat Emptor!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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