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How to buy Zynga stock in Canada | $9.16

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Zynga Inc is an electronic gaming & multimedia business based in the US. Zynga shares (ZNGA.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $9.16 – the same closing value as a week prior. Zynga employs 1,883 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.8 billion.

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: ZNGA in this case.
  5. Research Zynga shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Zynga shares. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted Zynga's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Zynga's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $9.16, which is 22.16% up on its pre-crash value of $7.13 and 62.12% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $5.65.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Zynga shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $1,050.37 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,536.96.

Zynga share price

Use our graph to track the performance of ZNGA stocks over time.

Zynga shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-25.
Latest market close $9.16
52-week range $5.65 - $10.69
50-day moving average $8.8936
200-day moving average $9.0827
Wall St. target price $11.59
PE ratio 138.7143
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.065

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Is it a good time to buy Zynga stock?

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Zynga price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $9.16

1 week (2020-11-20) 9.70%
1 month (2020-10-30) 1.89%
3 months (2020-08-28) 1.10%
6 months (2020-05-29) 0.11%
1 year (2019-11-29) 47.03%
2 years (2018-11-29) 151.65%
3 years (2017-11-29) 126.17%
5 years (2015-11-27) 249.62%

Is Zynga under- or over-valued?

Valuing Zynga stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Zynga's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Zynga's P/E ratio

Zynga's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 139x. In other words, Zynga shares trade at around 139x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Zynga's PEG ratio

Zynga's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.28. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Zynga's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Zynga's EBITDA

Zynga's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$315.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Zynga's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Zynga financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.87%
Gross profit TTM USD$797.6 million
Return on assets TTM 3%
Return on equity TTM -15.99%
Profit margin -21.55%
Book value $2.607
Market capitalisation USD$8.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Zynga shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "ZNGA.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 105.7 million Zynga shares held short by investors – that's known as Zynga's "short interest". This figure is 0.1% up from 105.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Zynga shares can be evaluated.

Zynga's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Zynga's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Zynga shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Zynga shares traded daily (recently around 23.1 million). Zynga's SIR currently stands at 4.58. In other words for every 100,000 Zynga shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4580 shares are currently held short.

However Zynga's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Zynga shares, or, against the total number of tradable Zynga shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Zynga's short interest could be expressed as 0.1% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Zynga shares in existence, roughly 100 shares are currently held short) or 0.1048% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Zynga shares, roughly 105 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Zynga.

Find out more about how you can short Zynga stock.

Zynga share dividends

We're not expecting Zynga to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Zynga share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Zynga's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.65 up to $10.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Zynga's is 0.2689. This would suggest that Zynga's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Zynga overview

Zynga Inc. develops, markets, and operates social games as live services in the United States and internationally. The company's games are played on mobile platforms, such as Apple iOS and Google's Android operating systems, as well as on social networking sites, such as Facebook and Snapchat. It also provides advertising services comprising mobile advertisements, engagement advertisements and offers, and branded virtual items and sponsorships to advertising networks, agencies, and brokers; and licenses its own brands. The company was formerly known as Zynga Game Network Inc. and changed its name to Zynga Inc. in November 2010. Zynga Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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