ZNGA Zingered

Tyler Durden's picture

UPDATE: ZNGA re-opened -13%; now -16%

That foundation of social media monetization has just announced a cut to its outlook and plenty more. The stock is currently halted but its proxy FB is being sold after-hours...

  • *ZYNGA SEES YR BOOKING $1.085B TO $1.100B, SAW $1.15B-$1.225B
  • *ZYNGA 3Q PRELIM EST. $286.4M, SAW $300M-$305M,       :ZNGA US
  • *ZYNGA SEES YR ADJ EBITDA $147M-$162M, SAW $180M-$250M :ZNGA US

Who couldanode? Securitizing synthetic farms and paying huge premia for acquisitional growth wouldn't pay off? Is OMGPOP accepted as collateral at the ECB yet? More importantly, the question is whether the ZNGA management team has considered whether or not to apply for a Virtual and quite conditional ECB bailout yet...


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PrintingPress's picture

Print some more farms!

machineh's picture

If there had been CB radio stocks (the 1970s version of social networking) back then, they would have crashed the same way.

10-4 good buddy!

NotApplicable's picture

It's my wife's fault. She's went back to wasting her life playing solitare, as for some reason virtual farming just doesn't provide a thrill anymore.

If only I could monetize those clicks...

MiguelitoRaton's picture

Their logo is a dog...unfortunately, so is their stock

max2205's picture

A guy named John has been lurking near the farms....

palmereldritch's picture

See, the problem with Zynga dollars was that they were a fiat currency.

slaughterer's picture

We have been shorting ZNGA since $10.15.  

Arnold Ziffel's picture

"You can't eat ZYNGA."

frenchie's picture

Oh My God Pop (bubble ?) !

EscapeKey's picture

If you had been paying attention you'd know that - according to our central planners - it's impossible to spot bubbles unless it's in gold.

Ned Zeppelin's picture

Invest in a company that is nothing, has nothing, and makes nothing, on the hope that it turns into something.  A sure thing. 

Yen Cross's picture

 Holographic farm animals are great eating/ with bitcoin tokens! (since everyone, other than z/h readers, has gone full [tourette syndrome} LONG!

fuu's picture

bitcoins are great if you run a botnet.

Cursive's picture


Huh?  Where can I get enough to buy 100 rounds of .357 magnum?

Yen Cross's picture

 Whats the " market cap" on that manipulated "botnet"? Nice to hear from ya, FUU-Meister. :-)  I had a 3 large aud/usd @ 1.0233 long going this morning. I set a tight ttrailing stop, and widened it out to 30 "PIPs", when it hit 1.0265.

  I walked away from my laptop for 1/2 hour, and some a-hole central bank crushed it back down to 1.0235 in 4 minutes! My trailing stops covered me for a small profit ,but I was pissed! Technical res. was 10 pips above! fuk the bernak, & the algos that follow his worthless carcass!

fuu's picture

@Cursive, no idea.


@Yen nice? The only currency pairs I play are $/Gold and $/Silver.

max2205's picture

Never turn your back on a trade. Clear it and start over

Yen Cross's picture

+1) Trade was protected with "trailing stops" ,not "s/l". I was in the $. Just no where near as profitable.


deejo's picture

btfd !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

'annddddddd it's gone'

i love cholas's picture

Can't wait till FB has to write down Instagram

ziggy59's picture

ZYNGA backwards is AGNYZ

NotApplicable's picture

Tough crowd.

The Internets: Serious Business

Ineverslice's picture

Being sold....GANGNAM STYLE !

i love cholas's picture

EA probably is home to some of the best sport franchise video games and its stock is a piece of shit.

Squid Vicious's picture

Someone still has a $13 PT on this turd? ...one of the usual suspects I'm assuming,from the recent FB and Groupon analyst flambes

Temporalist's picture

Just a fat zinger.  A minor glitch.  Nothing to worry about.

Cursive's picture

Never remember seeing so many broken stocks with averages this high.

Temporalist's picture

This has happened and only 12-13 years ago.  What could possibly go wrong?

Pets.com, flooz, boo.com, enron, worldcom

Cursive's picture


I don't remember the companies breaking before the Nas broke.  It happened all at the same time.  Once the likes of Qualcomm and Lucent and Juniper were hit, the Nas wasn't extending recent gains.  Other than Amazon and Apple, I'm not sure who the market leaders are that can sustain this advance.  Banking was strong today.  I think it's HFT-induced sector rotation.

EscapeKey's picture

It wasn't all at the same time. Network companies (Juniper, JDS Uniphase, Cisco, Finisar, ...) went down the pan after internet stocks. Boo.com was pretty much the first to go as far as I recall.

Temporalist's picture

Here is a small timeline.  From launch to collapse it was 6 months for boo.com.  They blew $135m during that time (peanuts today only 12 years later *cough* no inflation *cough*).  And JP Morgan and Goldman ate £80m in cash.


2000 "November: Pets.com become first listed US dot.com to collapse. Other notable failures that month included Garden.com and Furniture.com."

Temporalist's picture

I was thinking in terms of the overall bubble but get what you meant now. 

There are several banks that have opened new locations locally so anecdotally they are believers in themselves if nothing else - they do have the funds apparently from somewhere. 

Agreed there aren't many "names" or "darlings" that one would feel are primed to drive the burning wagon.  I wouldn't doubt the sector rotation.  What would the next sectors be?  Health care?  Defense?  Entertainment? 

Id fight Gandhi's picture

Because it never happened.

Meesohaawnee's picture

good for SPY 1500 tomorrow. Bullish

becky quick and her beautiful mouth's picture

this better not impact mafia wars, i just leveled up to 1,348.

youngman's picture

This is just another feather in the Yamaki´s for the New York boys..who hyped this piece of crap...then who sold this crap to the public...made their fees and commissions...all in a days work for the New York boys...

disabledvet's picture

maybe the goal really is to leave NY a moonscape after all. Still..someone might notice...

MiguelitoRaton's picture

Their logo is a dog...unfortunately, so is their stock

Conman's picture

BTFD. Zynga really isnt that worse off than amazon and thier money loosing kindles. Ah fuck it buy everything, its teh cool thoing to do.

RSBriggs's picture

You really don't know much about Amazon, do you?

Yen Cross's picture

Zynga needs at adopt a " NO SHOW", faceplant 50% rehypothetication strategy.

  Oh wait, Zynga is one of "Face Plants", revenue/input programs. Who in their sane mind would have a Facebook act?

   PERSONAL INTERACTION works best.  Video chat works well when you can't make it. Doesn't anyone enjoy some "ME TIME"?