GRD is getting great reviews on App Annie. Up to #54 in the U.S. on IPhone in new downloads and #40 in the U.K. CSR2 looks awesome in the trailer and on a few Youtube videos, but neither is getting any love from investors today. These games need to produce or these two companies are going to have serious issues. If they produce, it will attract new money and we'll be able to finally see some pps appreciation. Too bad GLUU has faded the last three days when the DOW gained back the 900 points it lost. I hope Ramsay has a good run. Good luck to all, except the shorts.
I just looked at App Annie 10 minutes and it showed #54 in new on IPhone in the U.S. and #40 in the U.K.
Thanks point, I'll check out those sites. I did google Zynga news after I posted those questions and there was a Yahoo article about CSR2 from about 6am Pacific time. One thing I do have to say about ATVI and Kotick, is that they do spending money on advertising and promoting their games. Advertising and promoting are not two words in Mark Pincus's vocabulary. I hope the Ramsey game is a big hit and I hope NM and BS are too.
I have a couple of questions. First to point, isn't Bobby Kotick still the CEO of ATVI? When I was in ATVI a few years back it traded between 8-10 bucks/shr. they had just come out with the huge war game that Billzard created, but at every cc Kotick would give dire outlook no matter by how much they beat earnings estimates. I mean every quarter for a couple years in a row without fail. The analysts always fell for it and the next quarter they beat the daylights out of the earnings and the same cycle. Finally when it hit $13 I got out. When did Kotick leave? Second question is where did you guys see the CSR2 ads from ZYNGA? I haven't seen anything on YHOO home, business pages or Bloomberg or Market Watch. I'd like to see some PR from ZYNGA. They never promote, never advertise. That's why E&A died so quickly. Maybe the new CEO has a new ideas. Thanks.
point- I just looked at the IGN website you suggested. You're right, it only shows the 2 GLU games and zero for ZYNGA in 2016. When I searched upcoming IPhone games, a lot of websites came up. In your opinion, what make IGN better than webcrawler, bgr, pocketgames and many others listed? Are they worth spending any time researching them? If yes, I'll go through each one them to see if they have anything different for both companies.
Too many companies all fighting for a piece of the pie. I wonder how many other than ATVI or KING are making money. The mobile gaming companies like GLUU and ZYNGA are having an extremely tough time as we can all clearly see. Retracement near the lower lows is not a good sign.
Yeah, I guess ZNYGA's new game failed to impress the market today. Up 7 cents early, and ends at a penny up for the day when the markets ended at the day highs. The Match Games are popular and the Ice Age movie will be out next month, so hopefully it will be a fairly successful game for ZYNGA.
It's grea to see ZYNGA finally come out with a new game. It's a Match 3 game, so maybe it will catch on like Candy Crush Saga did, which is also a Match 3 game. I don't think it's earth shattering news at this point yet, because ZYNGA management will never promote it. Maybe it will get hot when the movie comes out next month . Some PR by ZYNGA would go a long way when the movie hits the theaters.
I can't imagine that the new CEO already had scheduled sales lined up this quickly. According to yesterday's article, there have been a ton of ZYNGA insider sales by top management in the last few months. I give it until the end of the year, then I'm out for good. Up on no news and down on on news. And this board has 50 spam posts in a row. What a disaster zone.
Guys, at least GLU brings games to market. albeit not very successfully lately. But, they still they brought KKP, K&K and BSAD out while ZYNGA has brought out nothing new, just retreads. Neither of them adverstise, but ZYNGA is the NSA of mobile gaming. Never a word and they should rename the stock from ZNGA to YOYO. It always trades up and down on no news. Meanwhile GLU is trending down because the games aren't producing well, but at least we know why the pps is declining. That doesn't make us any money or make me feel better, but again, at least we know why.
I was hoping that the purchase of Softbank would give GLUU a little boost this morning. Maybe it's the opposite effect and there is some hidden disappointments that Tencent didn't purchase GLU outright. Wouldn't that have been some great news to wake up to?
Other than all of the major indices being up big today, what's moving these two stocks? Anybody have anything news worthy? Stocks like ZNGA move up and down on no news whats so ever. They're the NSA of mobile gaming, top secret. But, can anyone please shed some light today. It would be awesome to wake up to some really great positive news from both GLU and ZNGA. Thanks in advance.
plausible- I don't anything leaked. I also don't think there is anything to leak. The ZYNGA management has two bullets left, DOT and CSR2. They have a ton of cash in the bank and a valuable piece of property for sale, but that doesn't help us share holders a bit. I think it's just options expiration (which is tomorrow), and the day penny flippers. ZNGA has become a great stock to ride up 30 cents and down 30 cents month after month. All of this because they are burning cash and coming with nothing earth shattering. The re-tread games are just keep it going sideways at best. LT, NFLSD and E&A, and almost a Tiger Woods game. What are they doing over there? Again, all my opionin.
Point it seems to me that ZYNGA was also partnered with Bwin.party in the UK and they were going to go into RMG in New Jersey with a casino. Maybe I'm mistaken on my time line, but I thought it was Mattrick that put an end to the speculation with RMG. He then elected to go with such power houses as NFLSD and Tiger Woods Golf. Glad that last one never saw daylight. I wasn't in GLU then, so I don't know anything about GLUU and RMG.
ZNGA stock hit $5.75 from it's lows in the $2-$3 range in April 2013 on the speculation that they would trasition into RMG. That's the only thing I think Pincus ever had going for him, and I thought he was on the right track. Then they hired Don Mattrick and it got a little more of a pop when Pincus stepped down, but DM but the kabosh on the RMG idea and the stock faltered again. He then left with a 20 million dollar plus golden parachute and Pincus came back for his second tour. ZYNGA had the best chance at that time to enter that area for RMG and missed the opportunity.
Point, I don't believe Pincus is coming back. When he came back this last time he took a one dollar salary and ZYNGA management bought his company he started after he left the first time for one dollar. Sounds great, except ZYNGA had to pay off his $400k in debts and the company brought nothing to the table. Somebody posted a message thread with the subject topic is Pincus coming back because it dropped 11 cents yesterday for no reason. That stock is ridden up and down and played more for a few cents than any other stock I've ever seen. It also rises a few and goes down a few on absolutely no news. As far as Great Britain pulling out of the EU, I don't think they gett the votes next week for it. They're much too concerned that if they leave, Turkey may take their place and the flood gates for refugees will open up on the U.K borders. If I'm wrong on this call, then the markets will fall big time in a knee jerk response. The metals are always a good bet, and I like physical better than ETF's. Three months ago platinum was down to almost $700/oz. Now it's still almost $300 less than gold. Remember when platinum was $2000/oz and gold was $1500? BTW, you made a good call on BABA yesterday.